Commissioning and utilising NGO report






Elia has commissioned a study “Reducing bird mortality with high and very high voltage power lines in Belgium” from Aves-Natagora/ Belgian BirdLife, an NGO focused on the protection of birds and nature.


Main information:

The study assesses the most important bird areas and flight patterns in Belgium in relation to the current overhead lines owned by Elia. The goal of the study is to look for priorities in the adjustment of OHL (attachment of bird spirals).

Although the study is still ongoing, the preliminary results have already been used to include bird spirals in a project where a pylon at the edge of a specially protected area needed to be enlarged.