Belgium hits record high of electricity import

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One third of electricity used in the country on Thursday came from abroad, says Belgium’s National Grid.

4 April 2008

BELGIUM - The company responsible for managing Belgium's National Grid, Elia, says that there has been a need to import record levels of electricity in recent days.
During the peak hours on Thursday, around a third of all the electricity used in Belgium came from abroad.

Belgium imported around 3,500 megawatts of electricity between 11am and 12 noon on Thursday.

The foreign-produced electricity came from France and the Netherlands.

Maintenance work being that is being carried out at several Belgian power stations has increased the need to import electricity.

Work at the power stations won't be completed until next week.

Belgium's biggest electricity producer, Electrabel, has confirmed that several of its power stations are currently out of action for maintenance work.

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