In order to guarantee a safe operation of the network, Elia ensures, among other things, the coordination of the technical units (i.e. the production, consumption or storage installations) on the basis of information concerning the planned or forced unavailability of these units. Having this information at the level of the technical units allows Elia :
- Efficiently plan maintenance operations on the network;
- To carry out analyses, and to take measures if necessary, to guarantee the sufficient availability of the flexibility offered by the different auxiliary services;
- Contribute to the adequacy of the system.
For these essential needs, Elia uses the information provided by the Outage Planning Agents (OPA).