07 June 2021

The solar eclipse will have a limited impact on the Belgian grid

Brussels | A solar eclipse is set to cast a shadow over large swathes of Europe on 10 June 2021. During this event, the generation of solar electricity will drop by 15% in Belgium. As the share of solar power in our energy mix continues to grow, natural phenomena such as solar eclipses can impact the power grid.

  • A solar eclipse will be visible from Belgium between 11:16 a.m. and 1:25 p.m. on Thursday, 10 June.
  • The growing share of solar power in the energy mix means eclipses can impact the power grid.
  • While this eclipse will only impact the Belgian grid in a minor way, Elia is still preparing to mitigate any effects it might have on the grid.

While the impact of this particular eclipse will only be minor, Elia is nevertheless preparing to mitigate any effects it might have on the grid. Relevant market players have also been informed about the eclipse and its possible impact.

National Control Center - Elia

Marleen Vanhecke
Head of Communication & Reputation Elia Group
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