About Elia

Elia is not just Belgium’s transmission system operator – it is also a key player at European level. Together with our colleagues at 50Hertz in Germany, we are part of Elia Group.

We connect generation and distribution

Elia is Belgium’s high-voltage transmission system operator (30 kV to 400 kV), operating over 8,600 km of lines and underground cables throughout Belgium.

In the interest of society

Our company plays a crucial role in the community by transmitting electricity from generators to distribution systems, which in turn deliver it to the consumer. Elia also plays an essential part in the economy, as our system supplies power directly to major companies connected to the grid.

In the heart of Europe

Boasting a pivotal location in Europe, Elia is also a key player in the energy market and the interconnected electricity system. Our company has set up multiple initiatives promoting the development of an efficient, transparent and fair electricity market for the benefit of consumers.



 Our Legal framework

Elia is a regulated company. Our role and responsibilities in providing an essential public service form an integral part of the legislation applying to the electricity market. Our activities are regulated by laws at various levels, from European to regional.                                                                                                                                                                       

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Elia Group

Elia Group is active in electricity transmission. We ensure that generation and consumption are balanced around the clock, supplying 30 million end users with electricity. With subsidiaries in Belgium (Elia) and north-east Germany (50Hertz), we operate 18,990 km of high-voltage connections.                                                                                                                                                                                          

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Our mission

We deliver the infrastructure of the future and innovate in services that will pave the way to a reliable, sustainable and affordable electricity system, placing the community’s interest at the heart of all our decisions. At Elia, we are also highly focused on safety and are working hard to achieve our goal of zero accidents.                                                                                           

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Our values

We are aiming to bring about a successful energy transition for a sustainable world. Safety is always our number-one priority: we want to keep everyone safe, wherever they are. We utilise innovative technologies and stay abreast of the latest developments in the energy sector to guarantee security of supply. 

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