Forecasts for the situation on the Belgian network for the next 7 days
At this stage you can inform and prepare yourself.
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The SPF - FOD Economy website collects a lot of information on security of supply and answers frequently asked questions about the electricity shortage.
You can also consult the offon.be website, which gives you advice on how to use electricity responsibly and thus help to avoid power cuts.
Elia predicts a structural shortage on the energy market up to 7 days in advance.
In addition to incentives to reduce power consumption, prohibition measures may be taken per legal text to force this reduction.
The General Direction of Energy of the SPF - FOD Economy has considered the possible prohibition measures and for each of them, their contribution in terms of energy savings, their socio-economic impacts for the population and companies, as well as the practical modalities of application, in particular at the legal level.
The prohibition measures are divided into four main categories :
In the event of a power shortage, all these measures will probably not be implemented at the same time. It will depend on the severity of the situation and the decision of the ministers.
Elia predicts a structural shortage in the energy market. The measures implemented seem to be insufficient to balance the network.
At this stage, Elia receives permission from the government to turn off parts of the electricity network in order to prevent a complete collapse of the network.