Laying two new 150 kV underground cables between the Rijkevorsel and Beerse high-voltage substations

Integrating decentralised power generation into the grid and boosting local security of supply

Elia is laying a new double 150 kV cable connection between Rijkevorsel and Beerse, covering a distance of around nine kilometres.

  • texteIn the interest of society

    This new cable connection is a vital link in the local energy grid. 

    • It will make it possible to connect additional decentralised power generation resources, especially combined heat and power facilities, to the grid and transmit the resulting electricity to its destination. There has been a sharp increase in decentralised power generation in the North Kempen region in recent years.
    • The Rijkevorsel-Beerse project bolsters the local high-voltage grid, thus guaranteeing security of supply in the area.

  • texteThe route

    The new cable connection runs through the municipalities of Rijkevorsel and Beerse over a distance of around nine kilometres. The route has been split into 11 sections, with each cable section being laid separately.

  • environnementEnvironment

    Elia always bears the local area in mind when it carries out work. Consequently, it takes a range of measures intended to minimise disruption and reduce the impact on the surrounding area.

    • Work only ever takes place during the day, between 7.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m.
    • Once work is complete, the land is always restored to its original state.
    • Elia guarantees that local residents will always be able to access their homes on foot.
    • If local residents are set to experience a temporary increase in disruption for a specific reason, Elia or its subcontractor(s) will always send out individual letters to those affected to notify them.
    • If normal traffic has to be diverted, the diversions will be agreed with the road authority and clearly communicated to local residents.

  • Schedule

    Work on the Rijkevorsel-Beerse project will take around one year. See the detailed schedule below:

    • May 2018: Permit application submitted.
    • March 2019: Start of the work.
    • September 2019: End of the work.

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01 September 2019

Information session about accessibility during Zuiderdijk restructuring works

On 30 August, Elia held an information session for local residents and businesses about access arrangements during the restructuring works on Zuiderdijk.

01 April 2019

Elia starts laying double 150-kV cable between Rijkevorsel and Beerse

In late March, Elia started laying the double 150-kV cable between Rijkevorsel and Beerse. This connection is needed to integrate the increased levels of decentralised energy generation from wind turbines and hydroelectric power plants into the grid.

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