Our remit is to regulate and monitor the Flemish electricity and gas markets. We ensure an efficient and reliable operation of the energy retail markets and ensure compliance with environmental and social public service obligations.
We regulate the distribution grids to ensure they are efficient, accessible and reliable for consumers and producers alike. We encourage customers to tap into the potential of the free market.
As knowledge center of the energy markets, we provide advice to the Flemish government, we dialogue with all stakeholders in the energy market by fostering open communication with the Flemish authorities, with market actors and energy customers.
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 responsible for the efficient organisation and working of the deregulated Flemish electricity and gas market.
They were appointed by the Flemish Parlement on 9 February 2017 for a period of 5 years.
As Chief Executive Officer, Pieterjan Renier is responsible for the daily management. He is assisted by an Executive Committee: Sarah Van Kerckhoven (director Legal Affairs and Communication), Dirk Van Evercooren (director Markets) and Thierry Van Craenenbroeck (director Networks).