August / September 1999

Belgium: Electricity market opening

01 August 1999

Although an important step has been taken with the early adoption of the new electricity Law, Belgium still has many issues to resolve before successfully achieving the liberalisation of its high voltage grid. Various Royal implementation Decrees are still required to ensure the proper functioning of the framework set up by the Law (for example, an access fee must be established by the TSO in compliance with a general framework to be adopted by Royal Decree). In addition, the government must organise the transfer to the TSO of the highly complex ownership structure of the current electricity high voltage grid.