Call for Candidates for strategic reserve


The Ministerial Decree of Minister of Energy Marie-Christine Marghem entered into force on January 15, 2017. This decree instructs Elia to constitute a strategic reserve volume of 900 MW for the next three years.

As stipulated in the Electricity Act, Elia should launch the tendering procedure no later than one month after the entry into force of the Ministerial Decree. Consequently, Elia published today the related documents on its website and informed the market parties about the procedure.

The Functioning Rules were finalized based on the final decision of the regulator.  The Procedure for Constitution has also been adapted in response to the comments received during the public consultation and the Task Force "implementation Strategic Reserves" meeting on Tuesday, February 7th. All comments were summarized in a consultation report, including Elia's feedback.

Documents related to the Call for Candidates can also be found on Elia's website.