Elia System Operator SA
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boulevard de l’Empereur, 20
(+32) 2 546 70 11
Mr François Cornélis
Ms Pascale Fonck
Head of the European activities and participations departement
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.
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.
75%: 2 50%: 2 25%: 1
|No accredited persons|
01/2014 - 12/2014
100,000 € - 199,999 €
No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.
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