Ensuring the security of Belgium’s electricity supply has been a priority for some time, leading to legal and regulatory changes. Accordingly, a strategic reserve mechanism was created for Belgium, entailing new tasks and responsibilities for Elia. One of these tasks consists of defining the strategic reserve requirement by means of a probabilistic analysis covering Belgium’s security of supply which Elia needs to perform each year at the latest by November 15. This report provides an analysis for the next three winters.
- The Belgian security of supply Need for strategic reserve in winter 2016-17 report (in French) or (in Dutch).
The website www.power-in-balance.be gives further details of the challenges facing Elia, the causes of a potential power shortage and the possible solutions available to Elia.