Capacity of the Elia grid to accommodate new generation units

Where possible, Elia prefers to connect to existing high-voltage substations so as to avoid having to expand the grid.

Indicative capacities for the main substations in the Elia grid are listed below.

Notes: 

  • These data reflect the best estimates for the network and generation facilities in 2011. 
  • They are not usually cumulative.
  • Certain sites are subject to capacity reservation requested by a market player and authorised by the federal minister for energy. You can find the list of sites on the Forecast changes in generation capacity page.
  • The given indicative connection capacities can never be used as a substitute for the orientation study phase or the connection request. Available connection capacity must always be confirmed by an orientation study or detailed study, based on the most recent assumptions known to Elia.
  • Comparisons with other published or unpublished values are only possible with full knowledge of the scenarios and data used in each study.


Voltage [kV]

Elia substation

P [MW]

380

Achêne

800

380

Aubange

400

380

Avelgem

800

380

Brume

400

380

Courcelles

400

380

Massenhoven

200

380

Meerhout

400

380

Gramme

200

220

Awirs

200

220

Brume

200

220

Jupille

200

220

Rimière

200

220

Romsée

200

220

Seraing

200

220

St-Mard

200

220

Villeroux

400

150

De Havendok

200

150

Antoing

200

150

Avernas

80

150

Balen

80

150

Beveren

200

150

Braine L'Alleud

40

150

Bressoux

80

150

Burcht

80

150

Chièvres

40

150

Dhanis

200

150

Doel

200

150

Dottignies

80

150

Eisden

80

150

Forest

40

150

Godsheide

80

150

Heimolen

40

150

Izegem

400

150

Kallo

40

150

Langerbrugge

80

150

Langerlo

80

150

Ligne

80

150

Lillo

80

150

Lint

40

150

Lixhe

40

150

Lommel

80

150

Mercator

40

150

Merksem

400

150

Midi

40

150

Molenbeek

80

150

Mortsel

80

150

Mouscron

80

150

Nieuwevaart

400

150

Oisquercq

80

150

Overpelt

80

150

Rhodes

40

150

Schaerbeek

40

150

Scheldelaan

80

150

Sidal

80

150

Stalen

80

150

St-Baafs-Vijve

400

150

Tielt

200

150

Tihange Bis

80

150

Wevelgem

200

150

Woluwé

40

150

Wortegem

80

150

Zurenborg

80

150

Zwijndrecht

80