Flanders approves reform of Flemish energy regulator

Flanders’ independent energy watchdog VREG will merge with the water regulator to form the Flemish Utility Regulator. This was confirmed by the Flemish government Friday.

The Flemish Utility Regulator (will be a unified regulator that oversees all grid-related infrastructure. Currently, it covers electricity, natural gas, heating and cooling networks, sewage and drinking water. In time, CO2 and hydrogen may be added.

Some of VREG's tasks will be transferred to the Flemish Energy and Climate Agency VEKA. These include issuing green energy certificates, compiling social statistics and issuing guarantees of origin. ​

The government will decide later when the Flemish regulator will be up and running.



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