The distribution cost is one of the three main parts of your energy bill.
The distribution cost included in your bill covers not only the actual distribution cost, but also other costs that the distribution system operator (link in French) has to collect and pass on to the relevant parties.
In Brussels, the distribution system operator is Sibelga.
The distribution cost in your bill consists of three main elements:
(Source figures: Tariefstudie CREG tariff study and Sibelga)
Some figures for the Brussels energy network:
By order of the regional authorities, the distribution system operator also has to provide specific public services:
The fee for occupation of the public domain is a levy paid to be able to use the public highway to lay gas pipelines and electricity cables.
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