Transition with big change

The Belgian energy market today is confronted with an ever faster evolution of technology which has an impact on the way the current market functions. In order to develop the value that this technology can bring, we need a flexible federal platform that can support the new market processes, facilitate the exchange of information between the various actors in the market and is able to gradually support new processes in the market. The current implementation of the federal platform enables us to bring the current market processes in line with the new possibilities that smart meters offer us.

Eandis, the largest distribution system operator in Flanders, like all actors in the energy market, needs to make the transition to the federal clearing house and the new market processes. To complete this transition successfully, Eandis counts on the services of LAVA.

The term ‘transition’ is often to be found in the context of a project approach. We talk about Transition when a company changes its way of working structurally. Sounds logical. The change in the way of working in the market must be reflected in the internal processes of Eandis and the implementation of a new ‘Clearing House’ (data exchange platform) has major consequences for the internal IT landscape of the distribution system operator. We can therefore speak about a structural change in the way Eandis is working.

A change like this is being prepared precisely, with a detailed project plan and clear roles and responsibilities for everyone who is closely involved. The project leaders also provide a Transition phase that accurately and meticulously maps out the exact transition. This phase is crucial for the success of the change.

A Transition phase within a project contains three periods:

  • Completing the existing way of working
  • The transition itself
  • Starting up the new way of working.

Each of these three periods has its own complex needs: involvement of the people (internal and external), mapping of the impacted processes, informing suppliers and adjusting their role and responsibility, etc. Each of these needs is then translated per period in an action-oriented approach. This leads gradually to a transition scenario which contains a precise overview of who executes the tasks and when the actions will take place, from minute to minute. The actions are about communication, IT, business tasks, decision moments, etc.

LAVA supports Eandis during this period. Our experience with the execution of complex transitions, our structural approach and our thorough market knowledge of both the current market forces (MIG 4) and the new market forces (MIG6) make us an ideal partner for Eandis. Together with the Eandis teams we are responsible for the smooth running of the transition period. We limit the risks that such a transition entails and ensure broadly supported and pragmatic solutions within Eandis, with minimal impact on the end customer.

Read more about Eandis at www.eandis.be

Read more about how LAVA can support your transition www.lava-consulting.be

E-Mobility gets momentum’

Relive The LAVA Event about E-Mobility

The arrival of multimodal e-mobility is on the fast track and has great impact. On the way we move from A to B, how we bridge distances, the way we live and work, on the automotive industry both from a technical – sales – and maintenance viewpoint, on charging infrastructure, how we want to balance supply and demand of electricity, how we design buildings and cities, on Mobility-As-A-Service (MAAS) and the sharing economy (car-sharing, ride-sharing), the use of self-driving vehicles, the impact on legislation, etc.

It also has an impact on how I, as a customer, can access e-mobility services in an easy and transparent way. Because that’s what it’s all about. How am I being taken care of as an end user? And how do I interact as an individual with service providers?

Our event ‘E-Mobility gets momentum’ allowed experts from different sectors to speak. They shared their thoughts on what is needed to let the new mobility thinking become a success story.

For Luc Lebon of Blue Corner, the roll-out of a dense network of charging infrastructure with subscriptions and extensive service is a necessary and crucial facilitator to encourage the end user to a mind shift.

Philippe Decrock, spokesman for Traxio, launched the idea of ​​Mobility As A Service (MAAS), and the new mobility thinking which builds a bridge between road users and the energy sector.

From this energy sector, Michel Davidts of Eneco brought the vision of the electric car as the missing link in electricity supply.

Finally, Ruben Evens of Tesla, translated Tesla’s vision to guide the world towards sustainable energy. Having your own driving license is old school. Soon we will all step into an electric shared car. Car brands become less relevant. Drive and technology all the more.

The event gave two main take-aways:

  1. A fully integrated service is top priority to unburden the customer and to make multi-modal e-mobility into a success story;
  2. Utility and service companies will have to adapt and integrate processes, systems, data and organization to ensure that multimodal e-mobility becomes a proper alternative.


Relive the e-Mobility event. Also on Kanaal Z until Monday, November 20, 8pm.


Speak to you soon on our next event.

The LAVA team