Ronnie Belmans is Professor at KULeuven, CEO of EnergyVille, and Executive Director of the Global Smart Grid Federation. As affiliated professor at Vlerick Business School, he is member of the Advisory Board of the Vlerick Energy Centre. In this role he contributes to the development of the Centre’s flagship Future Grid Managers Programme, as well as the bootcamps for Masters and MBA students with testimonials, chairing of discussions, and leveraging the Company’s network to recruit participants. He also acts as an advisor and reviewer of the research conducted by the Vlerick Energy Centre in the context of the Research Chair partnerships.


Functietitel : Affiliated University Professor


Expert in
Energy Markets


Articles in refereed journals with impact

  • Hadush S. De Jonghe C. Belmans R.  2014. The effect of welfare distribution and cost allocation on offshore grid design. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, (Special issue)

  • Vandezande L. Meeus L. Belmans R. Saguan M.  2010. Well-functioning balancing markets: a prerequisite for wind power integration. Energy Policy, 38(7): 3146-3154.

  • Meeus L. Vandezande L. Cole S. Belmans R.  2009. Market coupling and the importance of price coordination between power exchanges. Energy, 34(3): 228-234.

  • Verhaegen K. Meeus L. Belmans R.  2009. Towards an international tradable green certificate system - The challenging example of Belgium. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 13(1): 208-215.

  • Meeus L. Verhaegen K. Belmans R.  2009. Block order restrictions in combinatorial electric energy auctions. European Journal of Operational Research, 196(3): 1202-1206.

  • Verhaegen K. Meeus L. Belmans R. Delvaux B.  2007. Electricity produced from renewable energy sources - what target are we aiming for?. Energy Policy, 35(11): 5576-5584.

  • Meeus L. Purchala K. Van Hertem D. Belmans R.  2006. Regulated cross-border transmission investment in Europe. European Transactions on electrical power, 16(6): 591-601.

Articles in other (un)refereed journals

  • Hadush S. De Jonghe C. Belmans R.  2015. The implication of the European inter-TSO compensation mechanism for cross-border electricity transmission investments. International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, 73(December): 674-683.

  • Delarue E. Laga L. Meeus L. Belmans R. D'haeseleer W.  2011. Achieving learning potentials in an educational simulation game for trading and generating electrical energy. International Journal of Engineering Education, 27(4): 703-712.

  • Küpper G. Delvaux B. Meeus L. Bekaert D. Willems B. Proost S. D'haeseleer W. Deketelaere K. Belmans R.  2009. Does more international transmission capacity increase competition in the Belgian electricity market. The Electricity Journal, 22(1): 21-36.

  • Vandezande L. Meeus L. Belmans R.  2008. The next step in the Central Western European electricity market: cross-border balancing. Revue-E, 124(1): 19-24.

  • Meeus L. Belmans R.  2008. Electricity market integration in Europe. Revue-E, 124(1)

  • Belmans R. Meeus L.  2007. Implementing the European internal energy market in 2005-2009, a proposal from Academia. European Review of Energy Markets, 1: 51-85.

  • Vandezande L. Meeus L. Van Calster G. Belmans R.  2006. Evaluation of economic merger control techniques applied to the European electricity sector. The Electricity Journal, 19(6): 49-56.

  • Meeus L. Belmans R.  2006. Regional electricity market integration - France - Belgium - Netherlands. Revue-E, 122(3): 17-24.

Book Chapters

  • Meeus L. Saguan M. Belmans R.  2012. Smart regulation for smart grids. In: Glachant J. Ahner N. Meeus L. EU Energy Innovation Policy Towards 2050 Claeys & Casteels.

  • Purchala K. Meeus L. Belmans R.  2006. Rozwoj rynkow energii elektrycznej. In: Seria Elektroenergetyka Unii Europejskiej (pp. 189-214).

  • Purchala K. Meeus L. Belmans R.  2005. Congestion management in a market environment. In: Series: The European power supply industry (pp. 169-192).

Conference Presentations

  • Huang D. Hadush S. Belmans R.  2014. Implication of non-harmonized regulatory regimes on cross-border electricity transmission investment. Paper presented at the 9th Conference on Energy Economics and Technology "A European Energy Market?, April 11-11, Dresden, the Netherlands.

  • Hadush S. De Jonghe C. Belmans R.  2013. Implication of European ITC mechanism on cross-border investment. Paper presented at the 13th European IAEE Conference, August 18-21, Dusseldorf, Germany.

  • Buijs P. Meeus L. Belmans R.  2011. Modelling bi-level games in transmission investments. Paper presented at IAEE International Conference, June 19-23, Stockholm, Sweden.

  • Vandezande L. Saguan M. Meeus L. Belmans R.  2009. Assessment of the implementation of cross-border balancing trade between Belgium and the Netherlands. Paper presented at 6th International Conference on the European Electricity Market (EEM09), May 27-29, Leuven, Belgium.

  • Vandezande L. Meeus L. Belmans R. Saguan M.  2008. Implementation of cross-border balancing in Europe. Paper presented at International Conference on Infrastructure Systems 2008, November 10-12, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

  • Buijs P. Meeus L. Delarue E. Belmans R.  2008. European energy policy goals: rivals or friends in transmission. Paper presented at 43 rd International Universities Power Engineering Conference. UPEC 2008, September 1-4, Padova, Italy.

  • De Jonghe C. Meeus L. Belmans R.  2008. Development of a framework for well performing RES-E supporting measures. Paper presented at Infraday, October 10-11, Berlin, Germany.

  • Meeus L. Belmans R.  2007. Is the prevailing wholesale market design in Europe and North America comparable?. Paper presented at The IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting 2007, June 24-28, Florida, United States.

Conference Proceedings

  • Hadush S. Belmans R.  2012. Offshore wind power generation and transmission tariff design options. (pp. 1-8). Florence:

  • Hadush S. Buijs P. Belmans R.  2011. Locational signals in electricity market design: do they really matter?. (pp. 622-627). Zagreb:

  • Vandezande L. Saguan M. Meeus L. Belmans R.  2009. Lacking balancing market harmonisation in Europe: Room for trader profits at the expense of economic efficiency?. San Francisco:

  • Delarue E. Laga E. Meeus L. Belmans R. D'haeseleer W.  2009. Techno-economic educational simulation games for trading and generating electrical energy. Leuven:

  • Meeus L. Van Hertem D. Delarue E. Küpper G. Belmans R. D'haeseleer W. Deketelaere K.  2009. How to increase cross border transmission capacity? A case study: Belgium. (pp. 261-266). Leuven:

  • De Jonghe C. Meeus L. Belmans R.  2008. Power exchange price volatility analysis after one year of trilateral market coupling. Lisbon:

  • Meeus L. Belmans R.  2008. Electricity market integration in Europe. Glasgow:

  • Vandezande L. Meeus L. Belmans R.  2007. Estlink: a first of many merchant transmission investments in Europe?. In: Proceedings of Transmission & Distribution Europe 2007 Prague:

  • Buijs P. Meeus L. Belmans R.  2007. A SWOT analysis of the Belgian generation adequacy. In: Proceedings of 4th International conference on The European Electricity Market EEM'07 (pp. 17-23). Krakow:

  • Buijs P. Meeus L. Belmans R.  2007. EU policy on merchant transmission investments: desperate for new interconnectors?. Berlin:

  • Vandezande L. Meeus L. Van Calster G. Belmans R.  2006. Application of EU competition law in the electricity sector. In: Proceedings of 3rd International conference on The European Electricity Market EEM'06 (pp. 81-88). Warsaw:

  • Cole S. Meeus L. Belmans R.  2006. Assessment of a market coupling implementation based on price differences. In: Depré L. Vandevelde L. Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE Benelux Young Researchers Symposium in Electrical Power Engineering Ghent:

  • Verhaegen K. Meeus L. Belmans R.  2006. Energy and the environment: what target are we aiming for?. In: Proceedings of 3rd Internation conference on The European Electricity Market EEM'06 (pp. 167-175). Warsaw:

  • Verhaegen K. Meeus L. Vandezande L. Belmans R.  2006. Distribution network tariffs: fairness of pricing systems in Europe. In: Proceedings of Distribution Europe Conference Barcelona:

  • Cole S. Van Hertem D. Meeus L. Belmans R.  2006. The influence of renewables and international trade on investment decisions in the gird of the future. In: Proceedings of ICREPQ'06 International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality Palma de Mallorca:

  • Vandezande L. Meeus L. Van Calster G. Belmans R.  2006. Evaluation of economic merger control techniques applied to the electricity sector. In: Proceedings of Conference of Regulation Firenze:

  • Verhaegen K. Meeus L. Belmans R.  2006. Development of balancing in the internal electricity market in Europe. In: Proceedings of European Wind Energy Conference Athens:

Vlerick working papers

  • Delarue E. Meeus L. Belmans R. D'haeseleer W.  2011. Decarbonizing the European electric power sector by 2050: A tale of three studies. 2011

  • Meeus L. Saguan M. Belmans R.  2010. Smart regulation for smart grids. 2010

  • Hadush S. Buijs P. Belmans R.  2010. Review of transmission tariff methods and practices in Europe. 2010