On 19 October, system operator Elia showed Minister Marie Christine Marghem and the Belgian press the modernised national control centre. From here, the system operator closely monitors the Belgian power system 24/7, as it must be balanced at all times. The energy system is becoming ever more complex, with more exchanges across national borders and an increasing share of renewable energy. This requires accurate forecasts and sufficient flexibility to cope with sudden fluctuations. This modernisation has equipped the control centre with the latest software systems so that it is ready for the energy transition.