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September 13, 2021

Meerhout Substation, Belgium

By Carmen

Meerhout Substation is a 380kV substation located in Meerhout, Antwerp, Belgium.

The Meerhout Substation project’s construction has begun in 2021. The works are expected to be commissioned in 2022.

Description

Meerhout Substation project, which is an upgrade substation, will be operated by Elia Group.

The designed voltage level of the substation is 380/150kV and the operating voltage level is 380/150kV.

The step-in voltage of the project is 380kV and the step-out voltage is 150kV. Upon completion, the substation will have a capacity of 50MVA.

Meerhout Substation project development status

The development of the Meerhout Substation project was approved by Electricity Regulation Commission and Gas (CREG), Belgium in 2021. The project is expected to be commissioned in 2022.

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.

Methodology

All publicly-announced T&D Line & Substation projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects is sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific utility players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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