News Digest Item
17 Oct 2018

Germany helps out Belgium with electricity

Clean Energy Wire

Germany and France will help Belgium through potential power capacity problems this coming winter, the news agencies dpa and Reuters report. As of November, six out of seven nuclear power plants which Belgium relies on for much of its power supply will be offline due to maintenance works. Belgium’s energy minister, Marie-Christine Marghem, and her German counterpart, Peter Altmaier, announced on 16 October in Berlin that Germany would transfer some of its excess electricity to Belgium via the Netherlands (a direct German-Belgian connection is due to be completed in 2019-2020).

Find the Reuters report in German here.

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