The Belgian Offshore Platform (BOP) is the association of investors and owners of wind farms in the Belgian part of the North Sea. The BOP was created in 2011 to advocate for the development of wind energy in the Belgian part of the North Sea. Offshore wind power currently has 1,186 MW installed capacity and accounts for 5% of Belgium's total electricity demand. It will reach an installed capacity of 2,262 MW and will represent 10% of the electricity demand by 2020, an average of 8 TWh of electricity per year. After 2020, offshore wind capacity will be doubled to 20% of the total electricity demand.
With 1186 MW of capacity already generated by installed turbines, the Belgian offshore wind sector makes a significant and guaranteed contribution towards security of supply.