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
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.