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||27 884||27 628||27 370|
|Number of capacity limiters fitted or replaced||18 073||16 043||14 478|
|- Protected customers
and consumers eligible for winter protection plan
|- Non-protected customers
and consumers not eligible for winter protection plan
|17 124||15 660||14 242|
|Number of capacity limiters removed||13 813||15 576||14 249|
Unlike in Flanders and Wallonia, no budget meters are installed. So consumers are not left without power if they have used up their budget.