A capacity limiter is a system that restricts the electrical capacity of the electricity meter to 2,300 watts.
It is fitted at the request of the energy supplier if a customer has difficulty paying his electricity bill. This system does not exist for gas meters.
A capacity limiter always ensures a minimum continuous power supply.
Number of capacity limiters in Brussels
|Capacity limiters as at 31/12||21 085||24 829||27 884|
|Number of capacity limiters fitted or replaced||11 742||15 271||18 073|
|- Protected customers
and consumers eligible for winter protection plan
|- Non-protected customers
and consumers not eligible for winter protection plan
|11 000||14 622||17 124|
|Number of capacity limiters removed||10 109||11 373||13 813|
Unlike in Flanders and Wallonia, no budget meters are installed. So consumers are not left without power if they have used up their budget.