Onshore

Public consultation on grid connection North of the Wadden Islands

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK) and TenneT have invited the public to contribute ideas for the underground high-voltage connection for the 700 MW offshore wind farm North of the Wadden Islands (Ten Noorden van de Waddeneilanden). North of the Wadden Islands is located in the proximity of Gemini and covers…

SDE+ Spring 2019 round opened

Yesterday the SDE+ Spring round 2019 was opened. The SDE+ Spring round runs till April 4, 5 PM. The spring budget totals €5 billion. The SDE+ is available for the production of:renewable electricity, renewable gas, renewable heat or a combination of renewable heat and electricity (CHP). Eligible parties for the SDE+ are companies, institutions and non-profit…

Wind responsible for 14% of European electricity

WindEurope released their report, Wind Energy in Europe 2018, today. According to the findings, wind energy provided 14% of the EU’s electricity last year, up from 12% in 2017. Wind power capacity rose in Europe by 11.3 GW: 8.6 GW onshore and 2.65 GW offshore. Continued growth in capacity and the use of more powerful…

TenneT and Gasunie present Infrastructure Outlook 2050

On Friday 15 February, transmission system operators (TSOs) TenneT and Gasunie presented their ‘Infrastructure Outlook 2050’ to Ed Nijpels, chairman of the Climate Council. The Infrastructure Outlook 2050 is a joint study into how the energy system in the Netherlands and Germany can continue to function properly in the future. The Infrastructure Outlook 2050 shows…

Official opening repowered wind farm Slufterdam

This evening, the official opening ceremony of the repowered wind farm Slufterdam took place. Wind farm Slufterdam is situated at the Maasvlakte, on top of a dike around silt depot de Slufter, to the west of the port of Rotterdam. Since 2002, 17 GE wind turbines, with a combined total capacity of 25.5 MW, have been…

February 6 marks Green Energy Day 2019

According to a press release by NVDE, the Dutch Association for Renewable Energy, today marks ‘Green Energy Day’ for the Netherlands. The Green Energy Day refers to the illustrative moment where a country has reached the point where the expected amount of renewable energy production for that year can cover the energy demand. After this…

Vakbladen.com expands wind portfolio

As of 23 january 2019, Dutch publishing house Vakbladen.com has officially acquired the online news site Windenergie-Nieuws.nl. Windenergie-Nieuws.nl informs the Dutch speaking community of professionals, companies and organisations on the developments of onshore and offshore wind energy in the home country and the main developments worldwide. Acquisition WindEnergie-Nieuws.nl & cooperation WindNieuws Vakbladen.com has acquired Windenergie-nieuws.nl…