Policy & Regulation

Belgian power supply improves amid concerns

The tense power supply situation in Belgium has improved, but concerns remain over shortages this winter The tense power supply situation in Belgium has improved, but concerns remain over shortages this winter.
By Andreas Walstad 3 October 2018 0 32758

Concerns over power supply shortages in Belgium this winter have eased after additional measures were proposed by the government and industry to tackle the situation, Belgian grid operator Elia said in a note on Tuesday. The measures include restarting a retired 260 MW gas-fired power plant in Vilvoorde outside Brussels and postponing the maintenance period for the Tihange 1 nuclear reactor.

Belgium’s installed power capacity by fuel type

The need for additional capacity to maintain supply throughout the winter is...