The green era has arrived, and more and more Belgians are switching to electric vehicles to protect our planet. If you're one of these pioneers who are electrifying the roads, there's something you need to know - the reporting obligation for charging stations in Belgium. This may sound like a lot of bureaucratic hassle, but in fact it's a crucial step that supports our growing community of electric drivers and improves our energy infrastructure.
Why is it important that you report your charging station?
The reporting obligation for charging stations enables the authorised grid operator to gain valuable insights into the charging points' occupancy rate. This means that the grid operator can find out which charging stations are used the most. Why? Well, it offers numerous advantages:
How does the reporting obligation work?
The reporting obligation applies to all charging stations that are connected to the low-voltage grid. This means that if you install a new charging point, you are obliged to inform your grid operator. However, the procedures vary by region:
The good news is that in Flanders, a grace period is currently in force up to and including 31 December 2023. This gives everyone the chance to register their charging point without incurring administrative fines. For Walloon consumers, no specific date has been communicated, but here too the notification requirement applies to both private and public charging stations.
So if you're part of the growing community of electric drivers in Belgium, don't forget to register your charging station. Together we can bring our green future closer and create a more sustainable world for future generations. Let's make our mark on this electric revolution together!