Onshore

Well attended open day at De Veenwieken Wind Farm

On 7 september, initiators De Wieken (Windunie, Greenchoice and ABN AMRO Energy Transition Fund) and Pure Energie organised an Open Day at De Veenwieken Wind Farm which is currently under construction. More than 150 persons, in 7 groups, were given the opportunity to visit two locations at the construction site to learn more about the…

Province of Overijssel is positive towards development of wind energy

The provincie of Overijssel, in the east of the Netherlands, is positive towards the development of wind energy in the region Noordoost Twente. It does place the condition that the development takes into consideration social acceptance, participation and local spatial and scenic values. This was the message given by deputy Tijs de Bree (Energy) during…

No priority for onshore wind in the province of Zuid-Holland

Last week, the province of Zuid-Holland presented her coalition agreement for the period 2019 – 2023. It was the last province to do so. The provincial council elections already took place back in March but was followed by a period of long negotiations. The new installed coalition wants to work towards a healthier and greener economy,…

Vattenfall installs met masts at Wieringermeer Wind Farm

Vattenfall installed the second met mast at Wieringmeer Wind Farm. In total, 3 met masts will be installed at the wind farm. They will determine and validate the wind turbine’s power performance. A third met mast will be installed in September. The met masts, with each a height of 120 metres, are provided by UK telecom…

Enexis Netbeheer will add 5000 MW of wind and solar to the grid

Dutch Distribution System Operator (DSO) Enexis Netbeheer is expecting to double the capacity of grid connections for wind and solar in the coming years. Currently the DSO has around 2,649 MW connected to its grid. Calculations made by the company show another 5,000 MW will likely be added over the next years. The number of…

Vattenfall to build hybrid energy park at Goeree-Overflakkee

Vattenfall is building a 60 MW hybrid energy park, consisting of solar panels, wind turbines and batteries at Haringvliet, at Goeree-Overflakkee. The project, involving a total investment of 61 million euro, is scheduled to be completed by September 2020.  As a first step, Vattenfall will install 6 windturbines with a maximum height of 150 m in the…

Less protection lights required for De Drentse Monden en Oostermoer WF

The developer of the De Drentse Monden en Oostermoer Wind Farm announced only half of the originally planned protection lights on the 35 wind turbines are required. The developer has received permission from the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate for several modifications. The originally planned two rows of four lights around the tower, at 45…

Europe added 4.9 GW of installed wind capacity in first half 2019

Europe added 4.9 GW of new wind energy capacity in the first half of 2019. This is a growth of 0.4 GW from the first half of 2018. The figures were released today by WindEurope. The growth was coming from offshore wind installations. 1.9 GW of new offshore wind was installed in the first half of the…

Local residents can invest in Zeewolde Wind Farm

Local citizens in the communities surounding Zeewolde Wind Farm will soon be able to invest in the wind farm. Developer Windpark Zeewolde B.V. will issue bond loans at the end of the construction phase, planned for the end of 2021. A total of 12 million euros will be made available. It concerns a long-term loan with…

Evacuator Worldwide and Survitec sign partnership agreement

Survitec has signed a partnership agreement with Netherlands-based manufacturer Evacuator Worldwide for the global distribution rights to the pioneering emergency descent system, Evacuator.  The Evacuator is the world’s first fire-proof and panic proof emergency descent system designed to evacuate people from heights of up to 300m. It is developed for structures that previously relied upon rope-based…