As transmission system operators, Elia and 50Hertz lead the way in the energy transition. Our grids have a crucial role to play in the decarbonisation of the energy sector and society in general.
An evolving electricity system
Besides the rise of renewable generation, the energy transition is also bringing other changes: increasing decentralised generation, more supranational coordination and the emergence of innovations like Internet of Things (IOT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain that are contributing to the fast-paced digitalisation of our society. As a result, new market players and new technologies appear such as electric cars, battery storage, Power-To-X technologies and so on.
In a future, decarbonised and progressively digital world, managing the power system becomes increasingly complex. Not only will electricity generation become ever more weather-dependent, it will also be produced by millions of assets connected everywhere in the European grid. Both transmission and distribution system operators will need more flexibility to keep the system in balance and to manage congestions and voltage issues.
We go for Zero accidents
The safety of everyone, everywhere, is always our number one priority. We continuously invest in safety and work in a responsible and safe manner. Our goal is zero accidents. Every employee and contractor knows the principles of our safety programme. We ensure that Elia’s safety instructions are properly applied in order to prevent incidents.
To accelerate the energy transition
We integrate innovative technologies and keep up with the latest developments in the energy sector. Through a range of initiatives, we encourage our employees to be at the forefront of the energy transition, not only with ideas, but also with practical applications for system operation, asset management and market development. In so doing, we draw on our own expertise but are also keen to learn about and develop ideas from outside the Group through collaboration and open innovation.
In the interest of society
For a reliable, sustainable and affordable energy system
Security of supply is a condition for a prosperous society. We are aiming for a reliable, sustainable and affordable energy system. Developing our grid infrastructure is critically important to this goal. We realise the grid of the future through proactive dialogue with a variety of stakeholders, based on mutual respect and empathy to come to the best societal and environmental solutions. We also believe that our technical knowledge and analyses support policymaking and contribute to the public debate on the future of the energy system. A system operator that always puts society first is key to successfully implementing the energy transition.