Adequacy Working Group 

Market parties can discuss the development and evolution of the different mechanisms related to the adequacy topic within this working group

What does the Adequacy Working Group do?

Adequacy ensures that the total available and expected capacity, including imports, is sufficient to meet demand at all times. To guarantee Belgium’s security of supply in the long term the federal government’s energy strategy laid out a few years ago a number of new measures in order to face energy supply challenges. As the operator of Belgium’s high-voltage grid, Elia advises the federal government on guaranteeing the country’s security of supply. Moreover, Elia is responsible for a number of tasks assigned to Elia by law.

The working group deals with a variety of subjects, including:

  • the Strategic Reserve;
  • the Capacity Remuneration Mechanism ; and
  • the biannual 10 year Adequacy & Flexibility Study.


The Adequacy Working Group meets around eight times a year and reports directly to the plenary meeting.

Administrative duties for this working group are handled by:

  • Chairman: James Matthys-Donnadieu
  • Secretary: Martine Verelst
  • Documents
  • Public Consultations


According to the Royal Decree of 28 April 2021 (DutchFrench), Elia submitted the Calibration Report related to the Delivery Period 2026-27 to the Minister of Energy, the CREG and the Directorate-General for Energy of the FPS Economy on 15 November 2021.
End of 2021, Elia launched a public consultation of the stakeholders on the CRM Functioning Rules in accordance with Art. 7 undecies §12 of the Electricity Act. On February 1st 2022 Elia formally submitted to CREG the updated version of Functioning Rules, taking into account received feedback from the stakeholders.


"Following article 7 undecies, paragraph 12 of the Electricity Act, Elia should publish the CRM functioning rules established by CREG on its website by May 15th at the latest."

End of March 2022, the FPS Economy launched a public consultation on the recommendations to improve the design of the CRM, which were formulated as a result of the technical-economic analysis of the bids and the results of the first auction held in 2021 for the delivery year 2025. On 16th June 2022, Elia formally submitted to the Cabinet its opinion on the concrete recommendations made by Haulogy.

Public Consultations



  • Elia – Formal public consultation on the CRM Capacity Contract [11.03.2022 – 08.04.2022] [Dutch version –  English versionFrench version
  • SPF Economy – Public consultation on the techno-economic analysis of the bids and the outcome of the auctions [14.03.2022 - 25.03.2022] [Dutch versionFrench version]
  • CREG – Public consultation on the draft decision (B)2356 on the formal requirements for a request for a derogation from the maximum intermediate price [07.03.2022 - 17.03.2022] [Dutch versionFrench version]
  • CREG – Consultation note setting out changes to be made to the Proposal for the operating rules of the capacity remuneration mechanism formulated by Elia Transmission Belgium SA [13.04.2022 – 04.05.2022]  [Dutch  versionFrench version]
  • Elia - Public consultation on the scenarios, sensitivities and data for the CRM parameter calculation for the Y-4 Auction for Delivery Period 2027-2028 [06.05.2022 - 06.06.2022]  [Dutch version – English version – French Version]
  • SPF Economy - Public consultation on a proposal for a gradual reduction pathway, from 2023, of the CO2 emission limits to be respected under the Belgian CRM [01.06.2022 - 22.06.2022]  [Dutch version – French version]

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