10 January 2019
Elia publishes election memorandum
Belgium's grid operator Elia is publishing its election memorandum with an eye to the Belgian federal election in May 2019.
In the memorandum, Elia underscores the need for a coordinated long-term energy policy and calls on policymakers to play an active role in achieving this outcome. Core priorities include further European market integration, infrastructure investments and the stimulation of new opportunities through digitisation and electrification, enabling consumers to play a central role. At the same time, Elia advocates the swift establishment and implementation of a capacity remuneration mechanism (CRM) to maintain security of supply after the scheduled phase-out of nuclear generation because current market signals are insufficient to attract fresh investments in replacement capacity.