Opinion on Energy and Utilities in Belgium

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CommentWire
CommentWire

Belgium: national energy regulator may be given additional authority in order to protect consumers

The Belgian minister of energy has tried to give the Commission de Regulation de l'Electricite et du Gaz the authority to influence price. Suppliers would have to submit an application to change tariffs, which the regulator would either approve or refuse. Yet with comparable levels of GDP and energy tariffs to its European neighbors does Belgium's energy market really need such radical measures?

Published By Datamonitor
28 Mar 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

Belgian utilities: menage a trois?

SPE has reportedly chosen GDF and Centrica as its favored partners, and may decide to enter into exclusive negotiations with one of them. If it did, GDF would seem to have the edge because of the wholesale synergies the new partnership would have, but Centrica's possession of a retail customer base (through Luminus) suggests that a three-way partnership would be best after all.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Feb 2005
Expert View
Expert View

Belgian exchange could be missing link for Benelux energy market

A power bourse is being established in Belgium. As Datamonitor's Mikhail Masokin explains, after its launch in the second half of 2005, the exchange will provide a missing link in the emerging single energy market in Benelux and, eventually, across the key North-Western region of continental Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Nov 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Belgian energy: monopolists still hold sway

Belgium's energy regulators have concluded that considerable progress still needs to be made towards liberalizing the energy sector due to the dominant position of former monopolies. Given that, by the standards of its neighbors, the Belgian energy market is in many ways relatively accessible to new entrants, the regulators should now act to overcome the remaining impediments to real competition.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Apr 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Belgian energy regulator: threatening retail price caps

Having released the results of its investigation into Electrabel's new gas and electricity price changes, Belgian electricity and gas regulator the CREG has made the surprising recommendation that temporary price caps should be considered. The CREG has also requested jurisdictional competence to deal with retail price matters (currently, it only has authority over transportation and distribution).

Published By Datamonitor
20 Aug 2007

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