Point of view

You can consult the official positions of the Users’ Group on specific subjects relating to the operation of the electricity market here.

Position on the mechanism for capacity reservation at the Elia grid for new production units

The Users’ Group has approved in December 2012 a position on the need for reviewing the mechanism for capacity reservation at the Elia grid for new production units. This position is based on the experience gained with current legislation, from generators and transmission operator, and the industrial realities met by projects developers.

Read the position (in Dutch).

Position on “Closed distribution systems”

The problem of ”Closed distribution systems” concerns sites on which several consumers or producers are present. In general, these consumers are supplied with electricity via the installations of a user of the Elia grid present on the same site. However, in the context of the liberalisation of the energy market, these enterprises must be able to choose their supplier and their access responsible party freely.

A position on the transposition of article 28 of European Directive 2009/72/EC was approved at the plenary session of 25 March 2010. The description of a solution regarding connection and access to the sites on which several users are present is included in this paper.

Read the position (in French).

Position on the federal contribution mechanism

A position on the federal contribution mechanism was approved by members present at the plenary session of 17 June 2010. The Users’ Group decided to send this position to the authorities: competent ministers, federal and regional administrations.

Read the position (in French).