TenneT expands German headquarters

18.10.2019

The Dutch-German transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT conducts its German business from Bayreuth. Here, in the capital of the Bavarian administrative district of Upper Franconia, TenneT moved into its new corporate headquarters in 2018 and is now investing a further €20m in a new office building with space for around 220 new employees. Construction began on 17 October 2019 with the symbolic ground-breaking ceremony attended by representatives from regional and national politics, associations, partner institutions and employees.

With the increasing challenges arising for TenneT from the energy transition, the number of its employees is also growing proportionally. Their number has risen significantly in recent years, and this growth will continue. In 2016, around 800 people were employed in Bayreuth, today it is almost 1,200. After the completion of the new building planned for 2021, the TSCNET shareholder will employ more than 1,400 people on the so-called TenneT campus.

“This is a strong signal for the enormous growth of TenneT and a clear commitment to the location in Bayreuth,” explains TenneT CFO Otto Jager. “From here, we will advance the energy transition with grid extension and innovation projects for a secure electricity supply.”

TenneT celebrates the construction start of a new office building on the Tennet Campus in Bayreuth (picture: TenneT; from left to right: Thomas Löw, CTO of the construction company Markgraf, Bayreuth’s Lord Mayor Brigitte Merk-Erbe, TenneT CFO Otto Jager and architect Johannes Jung)

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Cornerstone ceremony for “TenneT Campus”

30.06.2016

TSC member TenneT, the Dutch-German transmission system operator (TSO), is expanding its German corporate headquarters in Bayreuth, Germany. On 29 June 2016, Urban Keussen and Mel Kroon, TenneT chief executive officers, Franz Josef Pschierer, Bavarian State Secretary, and Brigitte Merk-Erbe, Lord Mayor of Bayreuth, jointly laid the first stone for the new building.

TenneT is not only extending its German headquarter but will also generate 200 new jobs approximately. The company invests about €50m in renovations, extensions and new constructions. The newly built facilities of “TenneT Campus” will meet all ecological standards with a low heating demand, a photovoltaic system and a cogeneration unit. The completion of the work is expected in late 2017.

During the ceremony, Urban Keussen pointed out that TenneT “as the largest German TSO ensures from its location in Bayreuth the electricity supply in Bavaria and Germany and is responsible for a large part of the grid expansion for the energy transition”. In the future there will be around 750 employees in Bayreuth, “more than twice as many as in 2010”. “Tennet Campus” is meant to be “an inspiring work environment for our employees to meet the challenges of the energy transition”.

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