Forecast changes in generation capacity

Elia keeps track of production permits (*)  granted to power generators so that it can produce an overview of forecast changes in generation capacity in Belgium.

The table below gives details of production permits granted by the federal minister responsible for energy policy for units with a capacity exceeding 25 MW as well as permits for offshore wind farms.

The list only includes permits for facilities which are not yet (fully) operational. Data are updated every time a new permit is awarded to a producer. The list is simply a forecast of changes to Belgian generation facilities.

On the web site of the CREG you can consult the list of all production permits: (French) (Dutch)

Permit date Permit holder Type (production/fuel) Additional net capacity for development (Mwe) Location (municipality)
31/07/2014 Eni Power Generation SA/NV CCGT 450 Seneffe/Manage
26/04/2016 Dils-Energie 2 * STEG 2 * 460 Dilsen
1/06/2012 Seastar Offshore wind farm 245 Between Lodewijkbank (previously Bank zonder Naam) and Blighbank
20/07/2013 Mermaid Offshore wind farm 266 Above Blighbank
20/07/2013 Mermaid Offshore wave energy 61 Above Blighbank
25/06/2013 Northwester 2 Offshore wind farm 224 Above Blighbank
21/12/2012 Neufchateau Wind onshore 25 Neufchateau
8/04/2013 Thuillies Wind onshore 26


(*) In addition to the production permit, a production unit must also have a number of other permits, for example a building permit and a environmental permit.