02 November 2022
Elia launches a public consultation on its 2024-2034 Federal Development Plan
The public consultation exercise regarding Elia’s 2024-34 Federal Development Plan will be launched on Wednesday 2 November and is due to last for two and a half months.
As the country’s transmission system operator, Elia has the legal obligation to prepare and develop this plan. A new Federal Development Plan is prepared every four years. Each plan covers all the investments to be carried out in the electricity transmission grid (380-110 kV) over a ten-year period.
The plan outlines the context and necessary changes in electricity systems and mentions the hypotheses and methods chosen to identify the necessary investments. For the period running from 2024 to 2034, the plan covers the reinforcement and expansion of the internal backbone of the 380 kV grid, the development and integration of the offshore grid and onshore interconnections, the development of hosting capacity, and a global investment programme pertaining to the 220 kV, 150 kV and 110 kV transmission grids. The plan must be approved by the Federal Minister of Energy by May 2023 at the latest.