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Windunie – developing with and for the community

When in 1998 the energy market was liberalised in the Netherlands, all of the sudden wind turbine owners were free to choose who they wanted to sell their electricity to, just like the energy companies in turn had the right to refuse. This completely changed the energy market. Axel Posthumus saw an opportunity and started…

Windpark Krammer: the largest citizens’ initiative

A unique wind farm is emerging around the Krammersluizen, with 34 wind turbines that have a total capacity of 102 megawatts. The initiators of this wind farm in and around the Krammersluizen are in fact the 4,800 members of the Zeeuwind and Deltawind cooperatives, making Windpark Krammer the largest citizens’ initiative of the Netherlands. Construction…