The Geopolitics of Nuclear Power (Geopolitical Lectures Series)

Category: Alumni Events
23 April 2020
18.30 - 22.30
Campus Brussels
Vlerick Alumni

Which countries need nuclear power, now and in future? Which nations can fulfil this need by building, operating and even financing nuclear power plants abroad? How does this influence global politics and our economy? In this session professor Ronny Belmans will share his insights on the geopolitics of nuclear power.


6.30 PM: Welcome
7.00 PM: Start of the session
9.00 PM: Networking


Prof Ronny Belmans received his MSc degree in electrical engineering in 1979 and a PhD degree in 1984, both from KU Leuven, Belgium. In 1989 he added a Special Doctorate from the KULeuven and in 1993 a ‘Habilitierung’, from the RWTH, Aachen, Germany.

Currently, Prof. Belmans is full professor at KU Leuven, teaching techno-economical aspects of power systems, electrical energy and regulatory affairs, among others. His research interests include smart grids, security of energy supply and the techno-economic aspects of the liberalization of the electricity market. Within Belgium, Prof. Belmans is vice president of the KU Leuven Energy Institute as well as cofounder and CEO of EnergyVille, a research collaboration in Genk specializing in energy in smart cities and buildings, in cooperation with VITO, imec, UHasselt. Since 2017 he is chairman of the board of directors of the VREG, the Flemisch regulator for electricity & gas markets. Prof. Belmans is also honorary chairman of the board of directors of ELIA, the Belgian transmission system operator.  


This event is part of our Geopolitical Lectures Series. Discover the full programme of this series here.


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