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 required strategic reserve 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.

Return to the market of Seraing CCGT (470 MW) as of 1/11/2018

As indicated in the functioning rules of strategic reserves, an announcement of return to the electricity market of a production unit needs to be published on the website of Elia within five working days. Hereby Elia informs that EDF Luminus, by letter dated on 29/03/2018, has announced the return to the market of Seraing CCGT (470 MW) as of 01/11/2018.

Please find further information in the link below:

Winter 2019-2020

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.