The report is based on statistics supplied by Synergrid, the federation of gas and electricity network suppliers. The import of electricity reached a five-year high, and accounts for 8.8 percent of total electricity consumption in Belgium.
Factories generating electricity through natural gas have been confronted with a number of restrictions and have produced less energy. The Belgian federation representing the sector warns that a higher import is not good for the Belgian economy. However, others claim that consumers can benefit from a higher import.