Profile of Alliander
Alliander N.V. is a network company comprising a group of companies that employ some 7,700 people (7,300 FTEs) in all, including agency workers. Alliander N.V.’s shares are held by Dutch provincial authorities and municipalities. Alliander exemplifies high-quality network management and extensive expertise in the energy network. 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 system
We distribute energy while ensuring maximum safety and continuity. We aim to make sure energy is available to our customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Liander is the network operator and has a statutory responsibility to manage and further develop the gas and electricity networks. We are on-call day and night to deal with outages. The energy we distribute comes from power stations, wind farms, solar farms and imports from abroad, among other sources. More and more consumers and companies are 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.
Alliander and its subsidiaries collaborate with many parties in the energy sector and with organisations that want to drive innovation in the field of energy. We facilitate the local exchange of energy and work in conjunction with public authorities on issues related to the heating transition.
As a co-designer, we provide municipalities, provincial authorities and businesses with knowledge that helps in the long-term development of the energy system. We show them what the energy network can handle and the social costs associated with specific choices. In addition, we help organisations by offering 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.
How we are organised
Liander has a statutory responsibility to maintain a reliable, affordable and accessible energy supply in our service area. Liander is on call 24/7 to deal with outages. Liander also develops, designs and manages the energy network. In addition, Liander shares knowledge and expertise with customers and government bodies to collaboratively create the most suitable energy network for everybody in the regulated domain.
Qirion is the full-service implementation party for the integrated transmission domain of Liander and TenneT’s high-voltage network, particularly in Liander’s service area. Qirion designs, builds and maintains energy networks at all voltage levels in the grid.
Kenter supplies innovative solutions for energy metering and energy management. This includes installing meters, supplying metering data, and providing insight into energy usage via online analyses. In addition, Kenter is responsible for the sale, construction and management of mid-voltage installations in the free market domain. In 2022, Alliander announced that it was looking for a new owner for Kenter to better position the organisation to realise its full potention for the market and its employees in the energy transition.
Firan designs, builds and manages future-proof energy infrastructures for heating, cooling, steam, sustainable gases, solar power, wind energy and CO2. Together with municipalities, project developers, housing corporations, energy producers and other partners, Firan works on smart energy solutions for buildings, regions and municipalities.
Alliander Telecom Cluster
Alliander Telecom supplies reliable telecommunication systems used to control and protect critical infrastructures (including electricity and gas networks). Telecommunications are of paramount importance, for securing, controlling and reading data from critical network elements and communicating with control centres.
ENTRNCE facilitates current and future decentralised energy markets. Energy communities, generators, active producer-consumers (‘prosumers’) and innovative energy service providers play the leading role in these markets. ENTRNCE allows direct energy exchange between energy producers and consumers (peer2peer) and provides complete transparency about the source and final destination of the energy flows. By offering this capability, we give the decentralised markets freedom of choice and lower the entry barriers for the energy market.
Network management in Germany
Alliander AG manages several small electricity and gas networks in Germany.
2022 in figures
Number of customer connections
5.8 million in 2021
Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF)
2.6 in 2021
Number of employees including agency workers
7,044 FTEs in 2021
Electricity outage duration
20.9 minutes in 2021
Gas outage duration
44 seconds in 2021
Net CO2 emissions
167 kilotons in 20211
€2.1 billion in 2021
Investments in property, plant and equipment
€1,014 million in 2021
€10.2 billion in 2021
Profit after tax
€242 million in 2021
Free cash flow
€25 million in 2021
FFO/net debt ratio
25.8% in 2021
- 1 The net CO2 emissions figure for 2021 has been restated based on the most recent emission factors (2021).
Liander's service area
Electricity grid length
93,000 km in 2021
Gas grid length
42,000 km in 2021