Elia anticipates possible activation of strategic reserves next week


13-01-2017

Elia is preparing for a tense week on the European energy market. The cold snap expected to hit Belgium and France is likely to mean high consumption peaks, especially in France. Combined with import needs in Belgium, this could lead to a tense market situation in the Central West Europe area. Elia is monitoring developments closely but anticipates that the strategic reserves may need to be activated. A possible activation is intended to safeguard security of supply.