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Board of Directors approves Elia Group’s new corporate structure

After receiving the regulator’s approval and being declared compliant with the Belgian Electricity Act, the Elia Group’s new corporate structure has been endorsed by the Board of Directors of Elia System Operator. The primary aim of the new structure is to isolate and separate Elia’s regulated activities in Belgium from its non-regulated and regulated activities outside Belgium, thus allowing us to pursue our ambitious growth strategy and capture opportunities that the energy transition brings. As part of the next step, an extraordinary shareholders’ meeting will be convened on 8 November 2019.
King Philippe visits first power hub in North Sea

His Majesty the King visited the Modular Offshore Grid (MOG), Elia’s first power hub in the North Sea, upon its inauguration on Tuesday 10 September. By the end of 2020, it will combine electricity generated by four offshore wind farms for onward transmission to the mainland.
Koning FIlip bezoekt MOG ELIA
Modular Offshore Grid stakeholders have their say

The inauguration of the MOG is a true milestone in the development of wind power off Belgium’s North Sea coast. It would not have been possible without the hard work of the many Belgian and international stake-holders involved. Following the MOG’s official inauguration, we gave some of them a chance to share their thoughts on the project.
De inauguratie van het Modular Offshore Grid
Elia staff look back at their work on the MOG

The complex MOG project was completed in record time. This extraordinary achievement was the result of a real team effort: implement-ing the MOG required over a million man-hours. In this video, our staff look back on the challenges involved in this unique project.
Het complexe MOG-project werd binnen een recordtijd gerealiseerd
Elia joins STOXX Europe 600 stock index

Thanks to its strong performance since the start of the year, the Elia share has been listed on the STOXX Europe 600 index since 23 September 2019. The index comprises the shares of 600 large-, mid- and small-capitalisation companies across 17 countries in the European region. Together, these shares represent approximately 90% of the market capitalisation of freely tradable shares on the European market. The addition of Elia brings the number of Belgian shares on the index to 18.

New Z-Energy report on BRABO

On 17 September, Z-Energy aired a new report focusing on efficient cooperation between stakeholders in the implementation of major infrastructure projects. It took a close look at Elia’s BRABO project, concentrating on the Scheldt crossing and Elia’s partnership with the Port of Antwerp.
BRABO Z Energy Reportage
Memorial ceremony marking 75th anniversary Merksem massacre

On 6 September 1944, 22 workers at the power plant in Merksem were shot dead by German soldiers. The Municipality of Merksem, the City of Antwerp and Elia organise a memorial ceremony for the victims every year. This year’s ceremony was particularly special because it marked the 75th anniversary of the tragedy.
Herdenking Fusillade Merksem
Elia Group
Pascale Fonck elected Vice-Chair of ENTSO-E

The Board of ENTSO-E, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity, has re-elected Pascale Fonck, Elia’s Chief External Relations Officer, as its Vice-Chair. She has held the position before, from 2017 to June 2019. Prior to that, she chaired the ENTSO-E Market Committee between 2013 and 2017.
Pascale Fonck
Elia Grid International
Didier Wiot becomes new CEO of EGI

On 19 September, EGI’s Board of Directors appointed Didier Wiot as the company’s new CEO with immediate effect. He was previously the COO of EGI and had been its acting CEO since June 2018. In this role, he demonstrated his ability to manage EGI’s activities effectively.
Didier Wiot EGI
Sylvia Borcherding joins 50Hertz Board

The Board of Directors of 50Hertz has appointed Sylvia Borcherding as Chief Human Resources Director, effective from 1 January 2020. Borcherding has been the company’s Chief HR Officer since the start of 2019. 
Sylvia Borcherding 50Hertz
Stefan Kapferer to take over as 50Hertz CEO on 1 December

On 19 September, 50Hertz’s Board of Directors decided that Stefan Kapferer should take over as the CEO of 50Hertz on
1 December this year. He was originally supposed to assume the role on 1 January 2020. Kapferer is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) and a member of its Executive Committee .
Stefan Kapferer CEO 50Hertz
Vernieuwde elia.be website
Revamped Elia website goes live  
The updated version of Elia’s website went live on Wednesday 18 September. It has been given a fresh new look to boost attractiveness, plus a personalised navigation system to make it more user-friendly. New content has been added, existing content has been revised and reworked in a bid to better answer users’ questions. 
vernieuwde website Nemo Link
New look for Nemo Link website

The Nemo Link website has also been overhauled to provide a better user experience. As well as featuring project information, the latest news articles and recent publications, the site gives users the opportunity to view notices regarding energy auctions and public consultations.

Elia involved in the first DronePort Open Day

The SAFIR consortium took part in the first Open Day at DronePort on 5 September. The event highlighted the technological benefits of using drones to perform various tasks: far from simply delivering packages, drones can be used to map high-voltage power lines and inspect pylons.
Elia Neemt deel aan DronePort
Multiple NEMO Arrangements (MNA) in Central West Europe (CWE)

On 2 July 2019, Multiple NEMO Arrangements (MNA) successfully went live in the Central West Europe (CWE) bidding zones. This was the culmination of two years’ work involving 18 partners (nine TSOs, three NEMOs and six third parties) and over eight months of extensive testing. CWE is the first European region to implement the MNA framework in compliance with CACM, thereby fostering competition in Europe’s core markets and supporting the aim of a fully integrated European Energy Market.

The introduction of MNA allows more than one NEMO (Nominated Electricity Market Operator) to access Single Day-Ahead Coupling in each bidding zone. To this end, all the NEMOs’ order books are forwarded to the centralised market-coupling algorithm for Single Day Ahead Coupling. Our newsletter will therefore no longer refer to the relevant Belpex data, but will instead provide a link to the new Belgian Bidding Zone day-ahead reference price table on the Grid Data section of the Elia website. Market participants can contact their Belgian NEMO (EPEX Spot or Nord Pool/EMCO) for more information about the opportunities presented by MNA in CWE.

Imports and exports, monthly capacity auctions and price convergence in the CWE.
System services

Volumes of reserves activated and fluctuations in imbalance prices.
Consumption & generation
Generation and consumption data and Elia grid load curve.

MNA data
Belgian Bidding Zone day-ahead reference price table

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