According to GlobalData, thermal power accounted for 22% of Belgium’s total installed power generation capacity and 25% of total power generation in 2021. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of this market in its Belgium Thermal power Analysis: Market Outlook to 2035 report. Buy the report here.

Overall, Belgium’s thermal power generation capacity declined by a CAGR of -3.36% from 2010 to 2021, to reach 5,950MW, and generation declined by a CAGR of -4.2% to reach 24,017GWh in 2021.

Installed capacity is forecast to increase by 2,417MW from 2022 to 2035, at which point thermal power is expected to account for 20% of total installed generation capacity. Coal capacity declined from 1,156MW in 2010 to 0MW in 2021 at a CAGR of -100%. It is expected that coal will reach 0MW by 2035, growing at a CAGR of % during 2021-2035. Gas capacity was 5,768MW in 2021 and it is expected to reach 8,185MW by the end of 2035. Oil capacity is expected to be 182MW by the end of 2035.

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