Restart of dismantling of high-voltage line between Pellenberg and Tienen
As from 7 February, Elia is restarting the dismantling of the high-voltage line between Pellenberg and Tienen. According to the adjusted schedule, the works are planned to last until the summer. The high-voltage line has reached the end of its life. Elia will remove the wires and high-voltage pylons over a distance of 11 km.
As from 7 February, the dismantling of the high-voltage line between Pellenberg and Tienen will be restarted. Elia is starting with the removal of the electricity wires. Protective wooden frames or cranes will be installed to ensure the wires always remain at a safe height away from homes, businesses and roads. Once the wires have been removed, Elia will dismantle 94 high-voltage pylons. The end of the works is planned for the autumn of 2022. The schedule can still change depending on the weather and the progress of the site.
Overhead line to be dismantled
Elia will dismantle the 70-kV high-voltage line between the Pellenberg transition substation in Lubbeek and the high-voltage substation in Tienen. The line has reached the end of its life. By laying new underground cables between Wilsele and Pellenberg, Elia can dismantle this ageing high-voltage line and ensure security of supply in the region.