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Elia Addresses the Need for More Capacity in Belgium

Belgium pioneers the use of high-temperature, low-sag conductors to increase transmission system load transfer.

Elia owns the transmission system in Belgium as well as 94% (ownership and user rights) of the high-voltage distribution network. The 150-kV to 380-kV transmission system is a key link between the electricity markets in northern and southern Europe. Elia first installed high-temperature, low-sag (HTLS) overhead line aluminum conductor composite core (ACCC) conductors in 2009 and, since then, has completed numerous other projects with HTLS conductors. At that time, the Lisbon 325 ACCC

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