Horta – Avelgem Line is a 380kV overhead line with a length of 40km from Horta, Brussels, Belgium, to Avelgem, West Flanders, Belgium.

The project, which is currently under construction, is expected to be commissioned in 2021.


Horta – Avelgem Line is an overhead line that will be operated by Elia Group. The line will carry alternating current (AC) through double circuit cable.

The development of the Horta – Avelgem Line project has been approved by the Electricity Regulation Commission and Gas (CREG), Belgium.

Horta – Avelgem Line project development status

The construction works on the Horta – Avelgem Line project were commenced in 2020 and commissioning is expected in 2021.

About Elia Group

Elia Group SA (Elia) formerly known as Elia System Operator SA, is a transmission system operator that owns and operates high-voltage electricity transmission systems in Belgium and Germany. The company transmits electricity from generators to distribution system operators and industrial consumers. Elia also imports and exports electricity from and to neighbouring countries. It offers various ancillary services, including primary reserve, secondary reserve and compensation for grid losses, among others. The company also offers a range of consultancy and engineering services to third party system operators. Elia is headquartered in Brussels, Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium.


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