The Belgian Offshore Platform (BOP) is a non-profit association of investors and owners of wind farms in the Belgian part of the North Sea. The BOP was founded in 2011 to advocate the development of wind energy in the Belgian waters of the North Sea. Offshore wind energy currently has 1,186 MW of installed capacity, which contributes 5% of the total demand for electricity in Belgium today. By 2020, this will rise to an installed capacity of 2,262 MW and 10% of the total demand for electricity, or an average of 8 TWh per annum. Beyond 2020, the capacity of offshore wind energy could be developed further to deliver 20% of the total demand for electricity.
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.