Elia publishes study with electricity scenarios for Belgian energy system towards 2050 and calls for rapid action to ensure a reliable, affordable and sustainable electricity system
With the publication of a new study on the future of the Belgian
energy system, Elia is calling for rapid action. In ‘Electricity
Scenarios for Belgium towards 2050’ the system operator
points out that it is high time to make decisions that will secure
the Belgian energy system and our welfare and prosperity.
rapid and fundamental changes brought about by the energy
transition create new needs and requirements and there is the
additional challenge of the 2025 nuclear exit required by law.
In addition to the many challenges, the system operator also
sees industrial opportunities for Belgium as Europe's 'energy
roundabout'. According to Elia, not deciding almost
automatically means extending the lifetime of up to 4 GW