Modernising the local electricity grid and the Berchem-Sainte-Agathe high-voltage substation

Guaranteeing security of supply in Brussels

The current high-voltage substation, located at Rue des Soldats 76 in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, is nearing the end of its service life and must be replaced with a new facility. The substation has to be upgraded and modernised to ensure security of supply in Brussels. Elia is building the new substation in the exact same place as the current substation.

  • texteIn the interest of society

    The Berchem-Sainte-Agathe high-voltage substation needs to be upgraded for two reasons:

    • The current substation is reaching the end of its service life.
    • Upgrading the substation will guarantee security of supply for the Brussels power grid in the years to come.
  • texteThe route

    There is no specific route for this project, since its sole purpose is to replace a high-voltage substation.

  • environnementEnvironment

    At some points, the work will cause disruption in the area around the substation. However, Elia is doing its utmost to limit this disruption by carrying out the work during the school holidays. The high-voltage system operator has also pledged to notify local residents and all those affected before work gets under way.

  • The schedule

    The work to modernise the high-voltage substation in Berchem-Saint-Agathe will be carried out in five stages.

    • Stage 1 (early 2019 to September 2019)
      • Installation of a temporary mobile substation to stand in for the current substation.
      • Laying of conduits in Rue des Soldats.
    • Stage 2 (October 2019 to October 2020)
      • Demolition of current high-voltage substation.
      • Construction of new high-voltage substation.
    • Stage 3 (November 2020 to May 2021)
      • Installation of electrical equipment in the new high-voltage substation.
      • Laying of new cables in the new conduits.
    • Stage 4 (February 2021 to May 2021)
      • Testing and commissioning of the new high-voltage substation.
    • Stage 5 (May 2021 to July 2021)
      • Decommissioning of the temporary mobile substation.
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01 November 2018

Elia information session on 22 October 2018

On 22 October, Elia organised an information session for residents living near the high-voltage substation in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe.

01 October 2018

Elia organises information session for Sint-Agatha-Berchem project on 22 October 2018

Elia is organising an information session for local residents and interested parties about the project to modernise and upgrade the high-voltage substation located at Soldatenstraat 76 in Sint-Agatha-Berchem.

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