The Federal Parliament of Belgium has proposed a target of 4GW of total installed offshore wind capacity by 2030 in the draft of the National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP). Belgium assures of a total 2030 renewables target of 18.3%, which allegedly is in contrast to the country’s 2020 renewable energy target of 13%.
Mainly, according to WindEurope, that attended a workshop in the Federal Parliament of Belgium, the draft of the NECP focuses on grid and system integration, infrastructure, the decarbonization of heating and industrial process, as well as a complete nuclear phase-out by 2025.
The Federal Government will ask input from different advisory councils and organise a public consultation on the draft text.
Moreover, the European Commission plans to provide feedback on the NECP in June, 2019.
Also, the plan is scheduled to be finalized and to the Commission by the end of 2019.
Belgium recently took fifth place in the global offshore wind capacity rankings as the 309MW Rentel offshore wind farm went online.