06 December 2023
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visit the 50Hertz (Elia Group) facilities in Berlin in the presence of the German President and First Lady
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium visited the headquarters of 50Hertz, a German electricity transmission system operator and subsidiary of Belgian company Elia Group, as part of the Belgian state mission which is running from 5 to 7 December in Germany.
Many Belgian political figures and socioeconomic players are part of the mission. Elia Group is a fine example of Belgian-German entrepreneurial success. The Group has leveraged the experience it has acquired as a result of operating in the different contexts of Germany (via 50Hertz) and Belgium (via Elia) to propel itself into the top 5 European utilities and be recognised as an expert in onshore and offshore electricity transmission infrastructure.
- 50Hertz, a subsidiary of Belgian company Elia Group, is a tangible example of the strong economic and energy links between Belgium and Germany
- The synergies created between Elia in Belgium and 50Hertz in Germany have made Elia Group a European leader in electricity transmission
- Roundtable discussions and meetings about the energy transition and sustainability were held today in the presence of both countries’ heads of state at the German system operator's headquarters (the Netzquartier)
- The participants then visited the 50Hertz tunnel located in Berlin; the project will be essential for accommodating the growing demand for electricity resulting from the electrification of society