- # Local player
# Local player
The energy mix: generating the energy of the future
ENGIE Electrabel has a clear strategy for contributing to the security of supply and satisfying all of its customers: generate energy using different technologies and fuels rather than just focusing on a single source. This is called the energy mix.
A common sense decision that benefits customers
The balanced energy mix is a key element of our strategy. We see it as a clear response to various environmental, economic and energy-related challenges:
- Generate and supply energy at competitive prices
- Guarantee a stable supply whatever the weather
- Limit CO2 emissions
- Offset the intermittent nature of certain green technologies (wind turbines only work when it is windy, photovoltaic panels only work when there is sunlight)
Local, diverse and flexible generation facilities
ENGIE Electrabel, Belgium’s top producer of electricity, has diverse and flexible generation facilities. Electricity is generated in Belgium, so close to the end customers, at 83 sites comprising approximately 200 generation units varying in size from very small to huge. This diversity best utilises the complementarity of technologies, maximises their strengths and minimises their weaknesses with a view to providing our customers with a constant supply of electricity under any circumstances.
As such, ENGIE Electrabel’s teams comprise experts able to operate:
- Gas power plants
- Biomass power plants
- Nuclear power plants
- Onshore and offshore wind farms
- Hydroelectric power stations
- Photovoltaic facilities
ENGIE Electrabel: a driving force behind the energy transition
Getting greener and greener:
As Belgium’s top investor in and producer of green energies, we want to further develop generation using renewable sources. By 2020, 200 wind turbines will be operating throughout Belgium.
ENGIE Electrabel’s generation facilities are one of the lowest emitters of CO2 in Europe, emitting approximately 50% less than the European average.
We want to maintain and secure these positions as part of our future investments.
Did you know: power plants that do not emit any CO2 account for 67% of the generation capacity of ENGIE lectrabel’s generation facilities.