Belgian wind energy capacity must be tripled


The Belgian Offshore Platform (BOP) wants to triple the capacity of the wind farms in the Belgian territorial waters by 2030, according to the Flemish newspaper ‘De Standaard’. According to the BOP, this would create no less than 10.000 extra jobs in the coming decade. The BOP calls for increasing the capacity of offshore wind energy for all parties involved; from the responsible ministers to the energy regulator. If this expansion would take place, our offshore wind farms could cover 25% of the total Belgian electricity consumption. In that case, the offshore wind mills would take over the torch from the nuclear power plants as the largest source of electricity production in our country. Nowadays, offshore wind mills represent circa 10% of all electricity consumption.

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