Belgium National Scale (VITO/EnergyVille) - title

Belgium National Scale (VITO/EnergyVille) System Configuration

Belgium National Scale (VITO/EnergyVille) - overview

System Configuration Overview

Author: Pieter Valkering, Larissa P. N. de Oliveira, Frank Meinke-Hubeny

Key figures:

  • Population (2015): 11,3 million
  • Population density (2015): 363 people per km2
  • Main energy demands: industry, buildings (residential + tertiary), and transport (see below)
  • Main energy vectors: petroleum, natural gas, electricity (see below)
  • Share of renewables (2016): 6,4% of total end-use, 12,3% of electricity use
  • Main renewable energy sources: biomass, PV and wind, with a minor share of hydroelectricity
  • Heating networks only exist at a small scale, but are in development

Key words:

  • National scale
  • Fossil fuel and nuclear based
  • Minor shares of renewables

Climate conditions:

Belgium features an oceanic climate (Cfb in the Köppen-Geiger climate classification).
Specifics for solar radiation and wind can be found here:

Geographical characteristics:

See ‘Short description of context’ in details

Belgium National Scale (VITO/EnergyVille) - description

Short Description

Belgium is a small, densely populated country which covers an area of some 31.000 square kilometres and has a population of about 11 million people. It includes three main regions: the Flemish Region (6.5 million people), the Walloon Region (3.6 million people), and the Brussels-Capital Region (1.2 million people).

Belgium National Scale (VITO/EnergyVille) - details

System Configurations Details