Elia News February 2019
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Strong annual results for Elia Group 

In 2018, Elia Group once again implemented an ambitious CAPEX programme. The Group invested €636.7 million in Belgium and €491.5 million in Germany, with investments in both onshore and offshore grid infrastructure. Normalised net profit grew by 38% to €280.8 million due to the acquisition of an additional stake in Eurogrid, solid operational performance, the release of a legal claim provision in Germany and the realisation of strategic investments in Belgium. A dividend of €1.66 per share will be proposed at the General Meeting on 21 May 2019.

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IO.Energy officially launched 


Belgian system operators Elia, Fluvius, ORES, Sibelga and Resa launched the IO.Energy (Internet of Energy) project on 21 February. The project is being undertaken in cooperation with business, research institutes and government departments. IO.Energy is a unique, pioneering Belgian project that aims to develop new services through data exchanges between all energy market players, focusing on the end user.

 
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More than 25 companies are already involved!

The IO.Energy project brings together a range of relevant partners, who will be given support and access to a shared knowledge platform. Around 20 parties have already signed a memorandum of understanding. They include start-ups and scale-ups like Thermovault and N-SIDE, as well as big names like Engie Electrabel, Proximus, BNP Paribas Fortis, Fluxys, Besix and REstore.


 
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Frank Golletz named acting CEO of 50Hertz

On Thursday 14 February, Frank Golletz was appointed as the acting CEO of 50Hertz. Golletz has been a member of the management team since 2011 and will combine his new role with his current position as Chief Technical Officer. He will replace Boris Schucht, who is leaving to take up a new international challenge, on 1 March 2019.
 
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Elia Group organises 3rd Open Innovation Challenge

For the third year running, Elia Group is calling on start-ups worldwide to submit original, innovative ideas to facilitate our work as a system operator. This year’s competition focuses on improving the day-to-day activities of our grid management and maintenance staff. The winner will receive €20,000 and the opportunity to develop the idea beyond the laboratory phase with Elia Group, which will then implement the resulting solution.

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Elia named a Top Employer for the second consecutive year 

Once again, Elia invested heavily in its HR policy, organising 60% more training courses in 2018. In addition, an ambitious internal programme was devised to bring about a real culture change. Furthermore, the acquisition of an additional stake in German subsidiary 50Hertz has opened up extensive international career opportunities for Elia’s employees.

The Top Employer label is awarded to companies that make providing an excellent working environment a top priority. This year there are 64 companies that can count themselves among this group in Belgium. 
 
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Chris Peeters is an ambassador for Sign for my Future

Sign for my Future was launched in early February. The aim of this citizens’ initiative is to call on all Belgians to speak out in favour of a strong climate policy. Chris Peeters, CEO of Elia Group, is one of the campaign’s 100 ambassadors. After all, the energy sector is making an important contribution towards society’s decarbonisation.

The initiative sets out to collect as many signatures as possible so that the next federal and regional governments take the steps required to implement a strong climate policy.
 
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Elia attends the ‘Salon des mandataires’

On 14 and 15 February, Elia attended the ‘Salon des Mandataires’ in Marche-en-Famenne. This event receives 15,000 visitors each year, including government departments and local and regional political authorities. As a key player in the energy sector, Elia wants to forge ever stronger relationships with the various partners and stakeholders, in the interest of the community.

 
 
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MOG: topside testing started 


The topside of the Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) has undergone comprehensive testing on the worksite of our construction partner Heerma in Zwijndrecht in the Netherlands. Various external contractors are currently putting the finishing touches on the platform and safety systems so that installation can begin in April 2019. The foundations (jacket) were laid in the North Sea at the end of last year.

 
 
 
 
Elia supports teleworking 

Elia is contributing to the Vias Institute and FPS Mobility campaign to promote teleworking by providing a testimonial about how we implement teleworking within our organisation. We make every effort to give our staff the resources they need to help them use their time more flexibly and efficiently. Besides, teleworking is a useful tool for attracting talent from across the country, as not everyone necessarily wants to commute to Brussels every day.
 
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Elia relocates around 20 pollard willows 

Elia has moved around 20 pollard willows from beneath a high-voltage power line in Damme for safety reasons. Elia joined forces with the Town of Damme and nature conservation organisation Natuurpunt to find new sites for the trees. Some 10 trees were planted along a flower meadow near the library in the village of Sijsele. In addition, Elia is relocating six willows to a nearby site of its own. At the same time, Natuurpunt is replanting a further three pollard willows.

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Interconnexions
Interconnexions
Imports and exports, monthly capacity auctions and price convergence in the CWE.
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Service système
System services
Volumes of reserves activated and fluctuations in imbalance prices.
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Consumption and Generation
Generation and consumption data and Elia grid load curve.
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Données Belpex
Belpex data
Fluctuations in Belpex prices and volumes.

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Total solar forecast
Total solar forecast
Actual photovoltaic generation and Intraday and Day-ahead forecasts.
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Total wind forecast
Total wind forecast
Aggregate forecasts (offshore and onshore) for wind power generation
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