Elia Plans to Invest in Grid Development (Belgium)

Due to the fact that Elia, transmission system operator in Belgium and Germany, is legally obligated to connect offshore wind turbines to the grid, the company is planning to invest 3 billion euros in grid development over the next 10 years, writes Trends news portal.

Jacques Vandermeiren, the newly elected CEO at Elia, said that the company is planning extra high voltage connections to France, the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom.

Mr Vandermeiren said: “No network administrator can face these challenges alone. We aim for the support from the European Investment Bank, but also look to other potential investors, as shareholders of the wind farms.”

Subsea World News Staff , July 19, 2012;  Image: Elia

 

Share this article

Follow Subsea World News

Events>

<< Oct 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

BLACK SEA OIL AND GAS

Black Sea region continues to impose as a key area for the future of energy in Europe in reaching the diversification of supply and the energy…

read more >

SUBSEA POWER CABLES

2-day seminar covering best practice and emerging technologies for cost-efficient subsea cable projects from conception to installation…

read more >

24th Annual Africa Oil Week 2017

The Conference portraying five days of senior-level executive insights, with rich-content on corporate strategies and portfolio, exposure…

read more >

OTC Brasil 2017

OTC Brasil is organized by the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) and Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute (IBP)…

read more >