Evening Lecture – Electricity Scarcity in the Belgian Nuclear Power Market

The question has been on the media and on our minds for a while: will there be a black-out this winter? Or even worse, will we have to use candlelight?

The current situation with nuclear power plants potentially exposes Belgium to electricity shortage. But these nuclear outages are not the only cause…

Starting with a pure description of the market structure, Pierre-Henri will then explain the structural origin and consequences of electricity scarcity in Belgium. The difference between load shedding and black-out will also be highlighted.

The second part of the presentation will focus on capacity remuneration schemes and their roles in meeting the crucial need for flexibility within the European power market.


Jan 28, 2015


6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Westinghouse EMEA Headquarters
Avenue Louise 326, 1050 Brussels


  • Pierre-Henri D’haene
    Senior Consultant in Strategy at GDF Suez, on behalf of ALTRAN

    Pierre-Henri D’haene graduated as Mechanical Engineer from the University of Louvain in 2009 and obtained a European Master in Nuclear Engineering, within the European Nuclear Education Network (ENEN), Belgian Nuclear higher Education Network (BNEN) programme in 2010.

    He joined EDF Luminus (EDF Group) in 2011 respectively as Nuclear Contracts Engineer, managing the nuclear activities of the company within the business development team, and as Ancillary Services Engineer designing primary and secondary reserves bids (R1 & R2).

    In 2014, he joined the Altran Consulting Company where he holds several positions. He is currently contractor for GDF-SUEZ for the Strategy advisory, Energy Economics & Risks (SEER) in the Centre of Expertise in Economic Modeling and Studies (CEEME). He also contributes to the Nuclear Business Development and is strongly active in the development of a “Virtual Power Plant” solution helping utilities, grid operators and other market players.

    Pierre-Henri is an active member of the Belgian Nuclear Society-Young Generation committee since 2010.

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