Until end 2025, Electrabel will operate nuclear power plants in Belgium at Doel and Tihange in complete safety. Until then, nuclear power will contribute to a safe, reliable, affordable, and climate-friendly energy supply.
Are the nuclear power plants all closing? In the coalition agreement of 30 September 2020, the government confirmed its ambition to phase out nuclear power by the end of 2025, as also laid down in the 2003 Act, which the then government approved.
The shutdown of our nuclear power plants
Electrabel is in the process of preparing for the professional shutdown and dismantling of the Belgian nuclear power plants.
The nuclear power plants and safety
Safety is the number one priority in the Belgian nuclear power plants. Find out the many ways in which Electrabel and its partners ensure nuclear safety. The nuclear power plants are also highly secure. You can't just wander in!
The nuclear power plants and the climate
That white plume above the cooling tower? That's water vapor. No CO₂ is released during the production of nuclear energy. In this way, nuclear energy contributes to achieving Belgium's climate objectives. Nuclear power production does create radioactive waste, however. Discover how we handle it safely and professionally.
The nuclear power plants and their economic and social role
Did you know that our nuclear power plants produce electricity more than 80% of the time? Such a stable source of energy in the electricity mix leads to a competitive market price. Ultimately our nuclear power plants also ensure employment. Find out everything about the economic and societal role of our nuclear power plants.
Electrabel is the operator of the Belgian nuclear power plants. An important task that we don't carry out on our own. Meet the various players: From the Belgian research centre in Mol to the international regulatory authorities.