Energy market

There are several market players active on the energy market in Flanders and Belgium. Energy follows a whole chain before being delivered to your home or company.

The energy suppliers ensure that you receive energy and sell electricity and/or natural gas and bill your energy use.
Regulators monitor and regulate the liberalised energy market.
Energy suppliers who are not producers buy their energy from a producer or on the power markets.
The transmission system operator transmits energy from the transmission grid and from abroad to the distribution network. Elia is the transmission system operator for electricity, Fluxys is the transport company for natural gas.
There must be a constant balance between the electricity production and the consumption of electricity. This is the responsibility of the Access Responsible Party. Im balances can even result in power outages.
The distribution grid operators manage, develop and maintain the electricity and/or natural gas distribution network for a specific territory and transmit, at the supplier's request, the energy to the end users. They provide new connections to the network and are responsible for reading your electricity and/or natural gas meter.
The major electricity producers in Belgium are Electrabel, EDF-Luminus and EON. No natural gas is generated in Belgium. All natural gas is imported from abroad.
Vreg is the Flemish regulator of the electricity and gas market
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