BRUSSELS, March 21, 2011


Our Executive meeting host ELIA has organized all the details of the meeting and we are expecting attendees from 10 countries.

The meeting is on Monday March 21, in the ELIA head-quarters at
  Boulevard de Emperor 20  
in the center of Brussels check the map

The meeting will start at 9am and finish by 5pm.

Nearby hotel of choice is:
Novotel  (***)
off Grand Place
Rue du Marché aux Herbes 120
www.novotel.com  [hotel code: 1030]
Internet room rate E125

The ELIA Office is only 300m from the Central rail-station in the heart of the Brussels city center.  From the Airport take the AIRPORT express TRAIN to the central station (4 trains/hour and a 20 minutes ride). Taxi from airport to city center is expensive and takes more time then the train in rush hours. ELIA is only 5 minutes walk from this train station. 
When coming by TGV  take taxi in "gare de midi" or take train to central station and then by foot.


   The Program

Strategic topics

Technical topics

Organization of the FORUM 2011


Please send us your proposals for the discussion topics!

One received already is on "survey" or "benchmarking" proposes a workshop:

  "Substation maintenance policy survey"  at our fall FORUM.
Many of you participated in various surveys and benchmarks and know the cost and efforts required to collect data.
At the same time  you know the amount of estimation used for those surveys - not making it very reliable.
Let us do it differently - without a lot of work and data crunching - but, in two steps.

We would like to propose a Workshop - for 3-4 hours in the fall during the FORUM. There, we would fill in a spreadsheet of actions for various components. This would make a simple comparison and analysis of existing policies.
But, before that, at our Executive meeting this March - we hope, discussing your ideas and proposals we could define this spreadsheet - and wait for data to be entered in the fall.
This way you could see very clearly where differences take effect, and therefore evaluate costs
It might extend over a longer period of time if the interest is there.