Alliander purchases green certificates from Borssele 1 + 2

Alliander will purchase green certificates from the offshore wind farm Borssele 1+2. The grid operator has signed a 15-years contract with wind farm owner Ørsted.

The Dutch energy network company aims to have a climate-neutral business operation by 2023. It uses 1,500 gigawatt hours of electrical energy each year for grid losses that arise during the transport of energy. Alliander now wants to compensate those losses with Dutch sustainable sources. It does so through the purchase of so-called Guarantees of Origin (GoOs), which is proof that electricity has been generated in a sustainable way.

The contract with Ørsted reduces the CO2 emissions of the grid company by around 25 percent annually. The agreement takes effect in 2021 and has a duration of fifteen years. With the new contract with Ørsted, 95 percent of the grid losses are now compensated.

In addition to greening the grid loss, Alliander also takes numerous other measures to reduce its own CO2 emissions, like the development of our own energy-efficient locations, making the fleet more sustainable and focusing on circularity.


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