Belgium’s electricity supply has become a serious problem. Without investment in new generation capacity, the security of electricity supply will deteriorate in the next few years. However, the country’s situation does not lend itself to optimism on this topic. Belgium has two nuclear sites, Doel near Antwerp and Tihange just outside Liège. The total installed capacity of the 7 reactors is 5,919 MW. Although the law ordains their total closure by 2025 — this is the official position of the current government — electricity specialists all say, albeit sometimes only privately, that it will be impossible to maintain this goal.
European Scientist 7th Jan 2019 read more »