Five other nuclear reactors are already offline as a result of technical problems or maintenance issues. A shortage of electricity threatens in coming months. As a result maintenance on Tihange 1 was brought forward. The country will only be able to call on one nuclear reactor for a shorter period: from 13 October till 17 November.
Doel 3 with a capacity of 1,006 Megawatt will continue to operate. Tihange 1 (962 Megawatts) will be back online in mid-November. Engie expects Doel 1, 2 and 4 to return to service in December. For Tihange 3 and 2 we will have to wait until 2019.