EDF Luminus will contribute to the strategic reserve with the Seraing power station

The competent authorities have approved the offer submitted by EDF Luminus within the scope of the tender for the creation of a strategic reserve. The CCGT power plant in Seraing will therefore play an important part in the Belgian supply security for the coming three years.

In practice, this means that from 1 November onwards, transmission system operator Elia will be able to use the Seraing combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plant for the next three winters if a risk of electricity shortages is identified. The temporary closedown of this production unit with a capacity of 485 MW, announced in March 2013, has thus been cancelled.

EDF Luminus is pleased with this result, which shows its willingness to take part in the Belgian energy challenge debate, to contribute to the country’s energy supply and to adapt to market evolutions. EDF Luminus makes every possible effort to ensure the availability of all of their thermal production facilities (6 power plants with a total capacity of 1,281 MW), the flexibility of which makes it possible to complement renewable energy sources and set off their intermittent character.

Its innovative solution You.Balance allows to temporarily disconnect the unused capacity of some professional customers. This is an additional tool to respond to peaks in consumption and thus help to maintain the balance between supply and demand.

EDF Luminus will also continue its strategy of investment in renewable energy sources (€ 100 million in 2014), the most recent examples being an investment of € 12 million to modernise the Lixhe hydroelectric power station and an investment of € 9 million in the Andenne hydroelectric power station.

In addition, EDF Luminus, which currently owns 66 wind turbines (140 MW), has the ambition to double its wind power production in the medium term.

Anne Grandjean

Director of Communication

Nico De Bie

Head of External Communication

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We produce electricity and provide energy as well as energy services. We are the number one in onshore wind energy and hydropower in Belgium. We play a central role in securing energy supplies in Belgium thanks to several natural gas power plants that enable us to respond to the variable character of solar and wind energy. With an installed capacity of 2,199 MW in January 2024, Luminus represents about 10% of the total installed capacity in Belgium. We sell electricity, natural gas and energy services to private and corporate clients, with a commercial market share of about 23%. We invest in future energy challenges by offering innovative solutions to clients in the field of energy efficiency and by keeping focusing on sustainable energy development. We have  2,915 employees. The majority of these people are fully dedicated to the development of energy efficiency services and renewable energy. For the twelfth year in a row, our company is among the 87 companies that have been elected Top Employer in Belgium. We have strong ties with local communities and boast the expertise of the EDF Group, one of the world leaders in the energy industry. More information is available on www.luminus.be


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