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Elia System Operator SA

Identification number in the register: 73558824193-08
Registration date: 17/09/2010 14:25:05

The information on this entity was last modified on: 28/04/2015 12:01:48
The date of the last annual update was: 28/04/2015 12:01:48
Next update due latest on: 28/04/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Elia System Operator SA



    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Companies & groups

    Contact details

boulevard de l’Empereur, 20
Brussels 1000

(+32) 2 546 70 11

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  François Cornélis


    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Pascale Fonck

Head of the European activities and participations departement

    Goals / remit

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.

  • European
  • national

    Specific activities covered by the Register

DG ENER: Communications, impact assessments, Commission working documents, consultations, legislative initiatives (Energy Union Strategy, Third Energy Package, Energy Efficiency, RES Directive, Security of Supply Directive, network codes/guidelines, REMIT and transparency, Energy Infrastructure Regulation, European Strategic Investment fund, etc. )
DG COMP: Environmental and Energy State Aid Guidelines (EEAG) – Decisions and investigations performed by the Commission.
EU Parliament: legislative procedure and more specific the ITRE and ENVI Committee activities (reports, opinions, etc.)
EU Council: Energy Council
Others: Financial legislation (MIFID, MIFIR, EMIR, MAD, etc.), Omnibus legislation (EU Parliament/Council – delegated/implementing acts), etc.

Elia participates on regular occasions to events organised or supported by the European Commission. Example given: EU Sustainable Energy Week, etc.




Electricity Coordination Group: Elia has participated to the Electricity Cross Border Committee meetings as part of the ENTSO-E delegation.



Energy policy

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

75%: 2   50%: 2   25%: 1



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Public Health
  • Trans-European Networks

    Membership and affiliation

    Financial data

01/2014  -  12/2014

100,000 € - 199,999 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

    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: