Profile of Alliander
Alliander N.V. is a network company comprising a group of companies that employ some 7,300 people (7,200 FTEs) in all, including agency workers. Alliander N.V.’s shares are held by Dutch provincial authorities and municipalities. Alliander stands for high-quality expertise in the energy network field. We invest in the development of the energy networks and explore and implement innovative solutions. With our partners and shareholders, we discuss our plans for the future and offer solutions to complex energy transition issues. Sustainability plays a key role in the choices we make.
Our role in the energy chain
Network operator Liander, which is an Alliander subsidiary, has been statutorily tasked with managing and further developing the gas and electricity networks. We are on call 24/7 to deal with outages. The energy we distribute comes from power stations, wind farms, solar farms and imports through the national electricity and gas networks. More and more consumers and companies are now feeding the sustainable energy they produce with their own systems back into our energy networks. As a result, energy supply and demand have become interwoven, influencing one another. Liander collaborates with many parties in the energy sector and organisations that want to drive innovation in the field of energy. As a network operator, we not only ensure correct data exchange with suppliers and other parties in today’s energy market, we also work with the government at the local and regional levels to address heating transition challenges. As an advisory party, we give municipalities, provincial authorities and businesses the kind of insights that help them develop the energy supply. We show them what the energy network can handle and the social costs associated with specific choices. In addition, we help organisations innovate by offering our data services and we collaborate with others to develop a flexible energy market that is driven by supply and demand. The business units in our network company facilitate markets by providing products and services that help create a future-proof energy network. We build and maintain the infrastructure, and we help match energy supply and demand. We track who produces or consumes energy: when, where, and how much.