Cross-border physical flows

Electricity moves freely around the interconnected grid, taking no account of borders between countries.

Physical flows are real-time exchanges of energy, observed at borders. They are distinguished from commercial flows, which correspond to the exchange programmes (nominated capacity) scheduled by market players using cross-border mechanisms.

The first graph represents the balance of physical flows at borders and therefore indicates whether the country imports or exports energy for every quarter of an hour.  Using the calendar, you can call up data for each of the past 365 days and select a reference date.

The next graphs below show the physical energy flows on the interconnections between the Belgian control area and the neighboring control areas. Each graph represents one border. A positive figure means that Belgium exports energy, while a negative figure indicates an import. The green curve shows the data for the same day, up to one quarter-hour before the page was opened. The grey curve shows the flows for a reference day (the previous day is shown by default). The vertical line indicates the current time of day. Using the calendar, you can call up data for each of the past 365 days and select a reference date.

These data are identical to those published by Elia on the ENTSOE Transparency platform in accordance with Article 12.1.G of the EU Regulation 543/2013. However, values displayed are quarter-hourly values on our website, versus hourly average values on Transparence's ENTSOE platform, which may result in some differences.


Belgian balance of imports and exports



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Physical flows on the border between France and Belgium



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Physical flows on the border between the Netherlands and Belgium


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Cross-border physical flows at the Great-Britain - Belgium border

Measures taken at the end of the NEMO Link cable, in GEZELLE substation


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Cross-border physical flows at the Belgian - Luxembourg border


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