Reconstruction of a high-voltage line following the dismantling of the 2x70 kV overhead line between the Ciply and Pâturages.
A vital link for ensuring the region's security of supplyThe construction of a new overhead line remains essential to guarantee security of supply. The 2x70 kV overhead line that connected the Ciply and Pâturages substations dated back to 1932 and showed significant signs of wear. Dismantling work on this 8.1 km line, comprising 66 pylons, was completed in March 2019.
In the interest of society
Short-term security of supply will be guaranteed through close cooperation with the distribution system operator ORES, which has carried out work to consolidate its system.
This work entailed laying medium-voltage cables between the Jemappes and Ciply substations to strengthen the grid (also known as a trunk connection). In the event of an incident affecting the 70 kV connection that supplies the Pâturages substation, the ORES grid will ensure security of supply in the region.
Despite the consolidation work, a new high-voltage electrical connection between Ciply and Pâturages remains vital, both to guarantee security of supply and to respond to the region's economic development, including the integration of renewable energies.
As a socially responsible company, Elia is deeply committed to the environment. It contributes actively to the energy transition and is particularly concerned with preserving biodiversity. It also works closely with local authorities, residents and all the local stakeholders affected by its infrastructure projects as it expands and upgrades its grid.
An environmental impact assessment (EIA) was carried out by an independent consultancy.
During the works phase, Elia also makes every effort to minimise the impact of its infrastructure projects on the local environment in which they are located.
Following the postponement of the advance public information meeting in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, a new date has been set to present the project proposal to local residents.
- Public information meeting (Frameries) - September 2020
- Infomarkt (Colfontaine) - October 2020
- Environmental Impact Assessment - October 2020 - March 2021
- Submission of the permit application - April 2021
- Presentation of the results of the Environmental Impact Assessment - May 2021
- Public enquiry - June 2021
- Decision on the application - September - October 2021
- Beginning of works - First half of 2022
The proposed underground alternative is the choice that seems to best meet the identified needs. The proposed route crosses the communes of Mons, Quévy, Frameries and Colfontaine on a distance of +/- 14 km.
28 May 2021
Presentation of the results of the Environmental Impact Assessment
This Thursday, 27 May 2021, the project team presented the results of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) to residents affected by the Ciply-Pâturages project.
21 September 2020
Rescheduled advance public information meeting to be held on 29 September 2020
As part of the Ciply-Pâturages project, an advance public information meeting ahead of the completion of the environmental impact assessment is being organized.
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