Volume Assessment

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.

Winter 2018-2019

Winter 2017-2018

Winter 2016-2017:

  • The Belgian security of supply Need for strategic reserve in winter 2016-17 report (in French) or (in Dutch).

Winter 2015-2016:

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.