7th International Wind Power Integration Workshop edition:7 location:Madrid, Spain date:26-27 May 2008
An inventory of the current requirements for the participation in power markets in Belgium is carried out in this paper. The increasing amount of wind power implemented in Europe shows the importance of investments in this technology. However, in some countries, non-transparent participation mechanisms hinder the integration of new wind power projects. In order to facilitate this integration, it is necessary to know exactly the market rules that wind plant owners face.
This inventory provides a detailed survey of markets for power and related commodities in Belgium. As such it is a description of the current situation and the starting point of any adaptations of the market rules proposed for the future as an outcome of this study. Besides, it provides guidance in the Belgian power market design for the wind power decision makers.