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Municipality of Rotterdam to go green in 2020

The municipality of Rotterdam has pledged to use electricity from the renewable energy sources wind and solar only as of January 2020. For this purpose it has signed a 10-year contract with energy companies Greenchoice and Eneco. It concerns the use of electricity for which the municipality is paying, such as buildings,public lighting and sewer…

De Veenwieken Wind Farm produces first electricity

De Veenwieken Wind Farm reached a milestones when two wind turbines were connected to the grid this week. These turbines will undergo final testing before being handed over to the wind farm owner. It concerns turbines number 1 and 9. With number 4 and 10 almost ready the construction is almost half way. The wind…

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…

Greenchoice puts largest wind energy storage system into use

Today, June 6, energy provider Greenchoice officially put a 10 MW / 10 MWh energy storage system into use at its 24 MW onshore wind farm Hartelkanaal, near the Port of Rotterdam. The battery is the largest largest wind-coupled storage system in the Netherlands to date. Greenchoice already announced that it would install the battery…

Foundation construction work to start at De Veenwieken Wind Farm

The piling activities for the foundations at De Veenwieken Wind Farm have been completed. Throughout the summer, contractor Meyer Sonderbau will build the concrete foundations. The wind turbine components are expected to start arriving at the end of June with first installation activities following in July. The  wind farm is located between Dedemsvaart, Ommen and…

Groundbreaking ceremony for Windpark de Veenwieken

On april 1, a groundbreaking ceremony took place to mark the start of the construction of the onshore wind farm De Veenwieken. Eelco Bots, director of Windunie Development, together with the councillor of Hardenberg (Jan ten Cate), the councillor of Ommen (Bart Jaspers Faijer) and Arthur Vermeulen of Raedthuys, symbolically hit the first pile into…

All turbines at Windpark Samen Voor de Wind dismantled

All 7 wind turbines at Windpark Samen Voor de Wind are now dismantled. The old turbines will be replaced by modern, larger turbines. The onshore wind farm comprised of 7 Enercon, type E66, turbines which have been operating since 2002 alongside the Overijsselse tocht, nearby Swifterbant in the municipality of Dronten. Windpark Samen Voor de…

Greenchoice installs mega energy storage system near onshore wind farm

Green energy company Greenchoice will install a 10 MW energy storage system at the onshore wind farm Hartelkanaal. Wind farm Hartelkanaal is located in the harbour of Rotterdam, between the Hartelkanaal canal and the N15 motorway, and consists of 8 wind turbines that produce an average 68 GWh per year together. This is enough to…

Wind energy to help Amsterdam in the energy transition

As of January 2019 Nuon/Vattenfall will be the new energy supplier for the Amsterdam public transportation company GVB. The energy will come from 100% renewable energy sources that are generated in the Netherlands. The contract between the companies runs for a period of 10 years, till the end of December 2028. Part of the energy…

Aandeel windenergie groeit bij energieaanbieders

Steeds meer energiebedrijven kiezen ervoor windenergie aan te bieden. Dit blijkt uit een vergelijking die milieuorganisatie Wise heeft verricht. Begin deze maand hebben de Nederlandse energieleveranciers voor de tiende keer hun stroometiketten bekendgemaakt. Uit een inventarisatie hiervan door Wise komt naar voren dat het aantal stroomaanbieders met veel windenergie in de leveringsmix de laatste drie jaar…