Oisquercq-Buizingen

Replacement of a three-phase 150-kV overhead power line between the Oisquercq (Tubize) and Buizingen (Halle) substations with 150-kV underground electricity cables.

Guaranteeing the national grid's reliability

As part of our efforts to guarantee our grid's reliability, we have to continually assess our facilities' performance. Now that the current overhead line is nearing the end of its life, we are redesigning this part of our grid so that we can continue ensuring the security of the region's power supply.

  • texteIn the interest of society

    Replacing the line between Oisquercq and Buizingen is necessary for two reasons:

    • The end of the current line's life
      The line currently connecting the Oisquercq and Buizingen substations dates back to 1959 and is reaching the end of its life.
    • Guaranteeing the electricity grid's security and reliability
      By replacing this line, we are guaranteeing a reliable and secure grid that can provide a continuous supply of electricity.
  • texteThe route

    The new 150-kV underground line, which will feature one three-phase transmission line, will have a total length of 14.7 km, of which 6 km will be in the Walloon Region and 8.7 km in Flanders.

     

  • environnementEnvironment

    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.

    A note on the environmental impact assessment  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.

  • Schedule
    • March-April 2020 : Submission of permit application
    • May 2020 : Public enquiry
    • 2021-2023 : Work on the underground line
    • 2024-2025 : Dismantling of the overhead line

News

Oisquercq-Buizingen

15 June 2022

Excavation work on Begonialaan 

On Monday 13 June, Elia is starting excavation work on Begonialaan for laying a high-voltage cablev between Buizingen en Oostkerk.

Oisquercq-Buizingen

09 June 2022

Excavation work in Baesberg for laying underground electricity cables

Elia is starting the laying of underground electricity cables between Buizingen and Oisquercq. On Tuesday 7 June, Elia will start excavations in Baesberg, from Dokter Spitaelslaan to Boslaan on the side of the even numbered houses. During the works, access to the houses will remain guaranteed. Waste collection will also follow the normal procedure. The end of the works is planned for mid-July.


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