Demand-side response shores up Belgian strategic reserve
More than 40% of the volume to be added to the strategic reserve in Belgium will come from demand-side response, the Belgian aggregator REstore said on Tuesday.
The company will provide over 200MW to the reserve and receive remuneration for availability and activation. The aggregator Actility Benelux will also contribute to the reserve.
Transmission system operator Elia declined to comment but confirmed that the gas-fired and co-generation plants at Angleur (50 MW), Izegem (22MW) and Esch-sur-Alzette in Luxemburg (376MW) were involved in the process. The energy company Electrabel said they had received no definitive decision on Esch-sur-Alzette.