Total load

Elia monitors the smooth operation of its grid around the clock. This means continuously tracking load and making forecasts.

Total load: daily view

The chart shows an estimation* of the total load for today in real-time (bold orange curve), that can be compared with the measured & upscaled total load for the specified reference date (orange curve), and with the forecasts for the specified forecast date (up to six days ahead).

* the Total load is based on a combination of computation, measurements and extrapolations. In case one or more of the inputs is missing, the graph as well has the historical data will show blanks

The forecast curves that can be shown (by clicking on the legend) are

  • the most recent intraday forecast for the forecast date (the last forecast made) (grey curve);
  • the day-ahead forecast, calculated around 6:00 AM the day before the forecast date (purple curve);
  • the week-ahead forecast, calculated around 6:00 AM 6 days before the forecast date (bold purple curve).

It is also possible to show the 10th and 90th percentile confidence intervals for the most recent intraday and the day-ahead forecasts (dotted lines).




Total Load: weekly view



The total load incorporates all electrical loads on the Elia grid and in underlying distribution networks (and also includes electrical losses). It is estimated based on a combination of measurements and upscaled values of injections of power plants, including generation in the distribution networks, to which imports are added. Subsequently, exports and power used for energy storage are deducted, leading to an estimation of the actual total load in the Elia-grid and all underlying networks.

The Elia-grid comprises networks of at least 30 kV in Belgium plus the Sotel/Twinerg grid in the south of Luxembourg.

total load

 

Load forecasts for the year ahead (Y+1)

You will find information about margin forecasts for the year ahead (Y+1) in the Short term Forecast or Mid term Forecast on the ENTSO-E website

 

Margin forecasts for the year ahead (Y+1)

You will find information about margin forecasts for the year ahead (Y+1) in the Short term Forecast or Mid term Forecast on the ENTSO-E website