Profile of Alliander
Alliander N.V. is a network company. We arrange for an energy supply where everyone has equal access to reliable, affordable and renewable energy in a large part of the Netherlands. The shares are held by provinces and municipalities.
Alliander consists of a group of companies, employing about 7,450 people (6,800 FTEs) in total, including agency workers. Together, we stand for high-quality knowledge of energy networks, energy technology and technical innovation. The shareholders of Alliander are Dutch provinces and municipalities. Together with them and our partners, we discuss our plans for the future and offer solutions to complex energy transition issues.
Our role in the energy chain
As a network company, Alliander is responsible for the regional distribution of energy, such as electricity, natural gas, biogas and heating. Alliander ensures that energy finds its way from generator or feed-in source to the end consumer, for instance from wind turbines to households or electric vehicle charging points.
Energy that we distribute comes from diverse sources, such as energy plants and wind farms, as well as from imports via the national electricity and gas grids operated by TenneT and Gasunie respectively. In addition, a growing number of consumers and businesses are feeding self-generated energy into our energy networks. The result is a dynamic interaction and interconnection between energy supply and demand. This puts an extra burden on our networks, which were originally designed to deliver energy, but are now increasingly being used for energy feed-in.
How we are organised
Network operation is our core activity. Network operator Liander keeps the energy infrastructure in good condition to ensure the daily distribution of gas and electricity to millions of consumers and businesses and to facilitate feed-in.
Qirion (formerly Liandon) focuses on the construction and maintenance of intelligent energy infrastructures. The company also acts as a centre of expertise to assist Alliander in complex energy issues.
Kenter supplies innovative solutions for energy metering and energy management. In doing so, the company supports business customers who want to operate in a cost-conscious and sustainable manner. This includes placing meters, supplying metering data and providing insight into energy consumption with online analyses. Kenter is responsible for the sale, construction, management and maintenance of mid-voltage installations in the free domain. Kenter rents out and operates switching installations, transformers, compact stations and mobile mid-voltage stations.
Energy eXchange Enablers
Energy eXchange Enablers (EXE) supplies smart digital solutions for the business market that enable customers to make sustainable energy choices and to exchange renewable energy.
Firan (formerly Alliander DGO) engages in the development, construction and management of alternative energy infrastructures, such as heating and biogas networks. To this end, it connects landowners, public authorities, energy providers and users to help them achieve their sustainability ambitions.
Alliander Telecom supplies terrestrial and mobile services that are necessary to control and protect electricity and gas grids. Together with network company Stedin, Alliander Telecom operates a wireless data communication network that offers optimal coverage and data capacity for such tools as the smart meter. This network is operated by Utility Connect, a joint venture between Alliander and Stedin.
Alliander AG is a small-scale service provider and partner of network operators and municipalities in Germany. The company manages electricity and gas grids, public lighting and traffic lights in such areas as Berlin, North Rhine-Westphalia and Hessen. It facilitates affordable energy systems and helps communities with smart energy solutions. 450connect, which develops digital infrastructures, is a subsidiary of Alliander AG.
Alliander’s other activities comprise infrastructure and infrastructure-related activities. Alliander develops new initiatives and innovative solutions to limit the consequences of the energy transition for existing networks, so that these remain reliable and affordable and to ensure that fair access to the energy infrastructure remains guaranteed in the sustainable energy system. Read more about our other activities at www.alliander.com. For a full list of our subsidiaries, see Key subsidiaries and other associates in the financial statements.
In 2018, Alliander sold its subsidiary Allego to Meridiam, a French investment company specialising in the development, financing and management of long-term and sustainable infrastructure projects. Allego custom-develops e-charging solutions and infrastructure for municipalities, businesses and transport companies.
Name changes: Liandon and Alliander DGO are now Qirion and Firan
To ensure compliance with the Dutch Electricity Act 1998 and the Dutch Gas Act, the Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) carried out an investigation into the names and logos of our business units Liandon and Alliander DGO. It concluded that these names and logos strongly resemble the name and logo of network operator Liander. Alliander promised the ACM to change the names and logos of Liandon and Alliander DGO. In 2018, Liandon was renamed as Qirion and Alliander DGO as Firan.
2018 in figures
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Our service area
Electricity & Gas