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 8,896 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.
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.