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Profile of registrant

Elia System Operator SA

Identification number in the register: 73558824193-08
Registration date: 17/09/10 14:25:05

The information on this organisation was last modified on 20/10/14 10:35:54
The date of the last annual update was 18/09/14 09:01:07

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Elia System Operator SA
Acronym: Elia
Legal status: SA
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Companies & groups

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Jacques Vandermeiren
Position: CEO

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Pascale Fonck
Position: Head of the European activities and participations departement

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 20 boulevard de l’Empereur 
Brussels 1000
Telephone number: (+32) 2 546 70 11
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Elia is Belgium’s transmission system operator and is responsible for the transmission of electricity. Electricity is transmitted over the high-voltage grid from electricity generators to the distribution system operators and large industrial consumers. As system operator, Elia organises transparent, objective and non-discriminatory access to the grid. Elia owns all of Belgium's 150 to 380 kV grid infrastructure and almost 94% of its 30 to 70 kV grid infrastructure.

Elia's grid forms a key connection between France, Europe's largest electricity exporter, and the markets of Northern Europe.

Elia's main activities are:

transmission operator: maintaining and developing grid infrastructure and connecting electrical installations to the grid;
system operator: providing smooth, objective and transparent access to the grid, supplying all services to enable the transmission of electricity, monitoring electricity flows on the grid to ensure effective operation and constantly managing the balance between electricity consumption and generation;
market facilitator: taking initiatives to improve the operation of the electricity market.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 5
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Energy policy

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Public Health
  • Trans-European Networks


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 150000  € - 200000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code: