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Electricity and gas grid administrator

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Electricity grid administrators are responsible for managing one or more sections of the grid. You have to ensure that all connections are recorded in the connections register. The Electricity Grid Code (NetCode Elektriciteit) of the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (Autoriteit Consument en Markt, ACM) states the conditions for such aspect as the operation of the grids, metering and the exchange of data and system services.

Submitting data

Every year, you notify the energy supplier of the meter readings of each connection. You have to give notice of the meter readings of high-volume users every month. For users with an installed generation capacity of 10 MW or more, you must pass on the data to TenneT on a daily basis. You submit a tariff proposal (in Dutch) every year to ACM. They assess the proposal and set the maximum tariffs. You must also submit a quality and capacity document every 2 years to ACM.

Changing metering device

If you change the metering device or parts of the metering device, you must report that at least 10 days in advance to the connected party and the metering company. The time between the moment the old metering device is switched off and the new device is switched on must not exceed 1 hour.

Information code electricity and gas

The Information Code Electricity and Gas contains agreements you have to follow being a network operator or supplier. These agreements relate to storage, exchange, use and capture of your customers' data.

Energy bill

As an energy supplier you send your customer energy bills. This bill shows both network costs and supplier costs as well as taxes. As an energy supplier you are the contact for questions about the energy bill, the meter readings and the network costs on the energy bill.

Exemption from designated gas and electricity grid administrator

In the Netherlands, gas and electricity transport networks must be managed by designated grid administrators, such as TenneT and Liander. If you operate such a network yourself, you may obtain a conditional exemption. You submit your application for exemption (in Dutch) to the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (Autoriteit Consument en Markt, ACM).

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