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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…

Liander publishes updated overview network congestion points

Network operator Liander published an updated overview of the network congestion points. These are locations where currently only limited capacity is available. These areas are the basis for the transport indication that is required when applying for the SDE+ Autumn subsidy round. The Dutch network system is not equipped to reply to the increasing capacity…

Wind Farm Fryslân reaches financial close

Windpark Fryslân B.V. has reached financial close for its 382.7 MW wind farm. Ten banks, ABN Amro, BNG, BNP Paribas, DZ Bank, Helaba, ING, KBC, KfW IPEX, NWB and Rabobank and the province of Fryslân are jointly financing the nearshore wind farm. The contracts were signed yesterday. The total construction cost are 850 million Euro. The ten…

Eurus Energy and YARD ENERGY reach financial close for 3 wind farms

Japanese renewable energy company Eurus Energy Group (Eurus) and YARD ENERGY Group (YARD), a Dutch-based developer of wind energy projects have reached financial close for the construction of Windpark Mauve, Windpark Mondriaan and Windpark Vermeer. Eurus acquired the projects from YARD prior to financial close. YARD will remain as a minority shareholder in the projects. The…

Dutch wind sector signs Climate Agreement

On 18 September, the Netherlands Wind Energy Association chairman (NWEA) Hans Timmers signed, on behalf of the Dutch wind energy sector, the Dutch Climate Agreement. In the Climate Agreement, agreements are formulated to achieve a 49% reduction in CO2 emission by 2030, compared to 1990. The wind sector, consisting of over 300 companies, is committed…

Increase in Corporate PPAs in the Netherlands

International law firm Bird & Bird has launched its revised report on International Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (Corporate PPAs). The report covers 17 countries across Europe and Asia-Pac. According to the report ‘Bird & Bird & Corporate PPAs: An international perspective’, large corporations are continuing to set the agenda for the growth of renewable energy across…

Belgian TINC takes majority share in Kroningswind Wind Farm

TINC, a Belgian investment company, will take a majority share in the Dutch onshore wind farm Kroningswind in Goeree-Overflakkee. The company entered into an agreement with Kroningswind BV in August 2019.  TINC announced this in their annual report 2018-2019. TINC makes an investment commitment which, upon full completion of the project, may amount up to € 40 million.…

Van Oord wins first cable installation contract in Taiwan

Van Oord has been awarded a cable installation contract by Ørsted for the Taiwanese Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind farms. It is the company’s first cable contract in Taiwan. The 900 MW Greater Changhua are located between 35 and 60 kilometres off the west coast of Changhua County, Taiwan. Van Oord is responsible for…

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…