Belgian power exports increase sharply in 2016

Belgian electricity exports increased sharply last year as France shut down several of its nuclear power plants, data from Belgian TSO ELIA shows Belgian electricity exports increased sharply last year as France shut down several of its nuclear power plants, data from Belgian TSO ELIA shows.
By Andreas Walstad 10 May 2017 0 25833
Belgium’s electricity imports.
Belgium’s electricity exports
Belgium's electricity balance

Belgian electricity exports increased sharply in 2016 as France shut down several of its nuclear power plants, data from Belgian transmission system operator (TSO) ELIA shows.

Belgium exported more than 5 TWh of electricity to France in 2016 and imported much less than the year before.

Belgium's installed capacity

A number of Belgium’s gas-fired power plants have been closed or mothballed in recent years....

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