Division of competences

The federal authority is the competent body for the high voltage electricity grid with a voltage of over 70 kilovolt (kV), the storage and transport of natural gas, the production of electricity (with the exception of the production of electricity from renewable energy sources and combined heat and power systems) and nuclear power and electricity and natural gas transport tariffs.

The regions (including the Flemish region) are the competent bodies for the distribution of electricity via networks with a voltage of less than or equal to 70 kilovolt (kV), the distribution of natural gas, the production of electricity from renewable energy sources and combined heat and power systems, rational use of energy and social public service obligations. Since July 1st 2014, the Flemish region is also competent to regulate electricity and natural gas distribution tariffs.

Vreg is the Flemish regulator of the electricity and gas market
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