The Federal Planning Bureau will use Artelys Crystal Super Grid to analyze the evolution of the balance between power supply and demand in Belgium as well as the impact of demand response and investments in the electricity sector (transmission, storage and production) on a range of indicators like the marginal cost of electricity generation or the social welfare.
With Artelys Crystal Super Grid, the Federal Planning Bureau is now able to perform fast, refined and accurate cost-benefit analysis of policy choices or potential developments in the power sector.
The Federal Planning Bureau (FPB) is a Belgian independent public agency. The FPB makes studies and projections on economic, social and environmental policy issues and on their integration within the context of sustainable development. For that purpose, the FPB collects and analyses data, explores plausible evolutions, identifies alternatives, evaluates the impact of policy measures and formulates proposals. Government, parliament, social partners and national and international institutions appeal to the FPB's scientific expertise. The FPB provides a large diffusion of its activities. The public is informed of the results of its research activities, which contributes to the democratic debate.