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The phase-out of nuclear power from the Belgian electricity supply is an important challenge.

The phase-out of nuclear power from the Belgian electricity supply is an important challenge. It triggers opportunities for renewable energy players (mostly in solar and wind power, but also Combined Heat & Power systems (CHPs) and biogas installations).

There will be new players on the market focusing on smart grids and on-demand response. Ultimately, the legislator will have to provide for a capacity remuneration mechanism (CRM) to secure the energy supply.

At ALTIUS, our multidisciplinary energy team covers both EU and Belgian legal dimensions. This is a particularly complex matter in Belgium, as both the federal and the three regional legislators have specific competences. Therefore, energy law may differ in the Flemish, Walloon and Brussels Regions. Furthermore, most of the legislation is based on Union law, and should be interpreted in accordance with a wide array of EU Directives and Regulations.

We offer a full range of legal services in the area of renewable energy. Throughout the years, we have assisted major energy companies (e.g. gas transport, electricity production and distribution companies), financial institutions, investment funds and public authorities. We have provided advice on M&A, litigation, finance and (EU and national) energy regulation.

We have experience both with classic energy sources and with several forms of renewable energy: wind, solar, CHPs and biogas installations.

We combine our in-depth industry expertise with creative thinking to provide our clients with practical and innovative solutions to help them achieve strategic, long-term success.

Our expertise includes:

  • Contract drafting for onshore and offshore wind parks
  • CHPs advice and contracts
  • Contractual framework advice and contracts for biogas installations
  • Advice on Belgian energy legislation
  • M&A
  • Proceedings before Belgium’s courts of first instance and before the Council of State and the Constitutional Court
  • Project finance
  • Real estate
  • State aid

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