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26 April 2021
Project to start on 26 April – use our interactive map to stay informed!
According to the provisional schedule, the project to build the first 150-kV line between the Auvelais substation and the Gembloux substation will start on 26 April 2021.
03 January 2021
Planning permit obtained and end of the appeal period
Following the submission of its application for a planning permit to the relevant authorities on 3 July 2020, transmission system operator Elia has now obtained the permit.
30 November 2020
Permission granted for underground connection
Planning permission has been awarded for the replacement of the 70-kV overhead power line between the Auvelais and Gembloux high-voltage substations with a 150-kV underground connection following a different route.
Full details of the project will follow soon.
03 August 2020
Public consultation beginsElia officially submitted its planning permit application to the competent authorities on 3 July 2020.
02 July 2020
Submission of the planning permit applicationDuring the advance public information meeting held at Gembloux Town Hall on 21 November 2019, all residents were able to find out about the underground-line project and ask questions. The independent consultants CSD Engineers then worked on the environmental impact study .
12 March 2020
Invitation to present the conclusions of the environmental impact studyOn November 21, Elia, your high-voltage transmission system operator, organised a Preliminary Public Information Meeting. The purpose of this meeting was to inform you about the project for an underground high-voltage link between the Auvelais and Gembloux substations.
22 November 2019
Auvelais-Gembloux: Presentation of the underground connection projectOn Thursday, 21 November, Elia, the operator of Belgium's high-voltage transmission system, presented the new underground connection project linking the Auvelais and Gembloux substations.
25 October 2019
Presentation of underground project to local residents on 21 NovemberFollowing the administrative and technical feasibility studies conducted by Elia in recent months, the transmission system operator is now inviting local residents to the preliminary public information session.
01 October 2018
Study of underground line route continuesLast July, Elia announced its intention to carry out in-depth studies into the technical and administrative feasibility of an underground line route identified in the environmental impact study.
02 July 2018
Presentation of a project status report
On 11 July 2018, Elia met the local authorities involved in the project aimed at renewing the HV connection between Auvelais and Gembloux.
01 March 2018
Auvelais-Gembloux: municipalities organise meeting between Elia and local residents
On 23 March 2018, the authorities of the town of Gembloux held an information session where Elia and engineering firm CSD Ingénieurs met with the municipal authorities and representatives of local residents impacted by the Auvelais-Gembloux project.
01 February 2018
Soil testing for Environmental Impact Study
As announced in November 2017, the consulting firm in charge of the Environmental Impact Study (EIS) would like to examine some aspects in further detail.