Tag Archive for onshore wind energy

Long read: Citizen participation in the energy transition

The Netherlands, albeit with a delay, is taking steps in the energy transition. Wind, both onshore and offshore, is a large driver in the transition and many gigawatts of it will be needed. Especially onshore, social acceptance is vital in ensuring that these megawatts will be realised. So vital that local participation has been included as a requirement in…

Action plan for further cost reduction in onshore wind and solar

The Dutch associations NVDE and Energie-Nederland have presented an action plan to further reduce the cost of electricity generated by wind and solar farms in the Netherlands. The associations worked together with companies from the wind sector, united in NWEA, the Dutch wind energy association, and the solar industry, united in Holland Solar. Four areas of improvement Several agreements have been made in…

Amsterdam aims for 127 MW wind by 2030

Amsterdam has presented its draft Regional Energy Strategy (RES). In this plan, the municipality aims for 127 MW of wind energy by 2030. The RES provides an inventory of where and how the city can implement the production of sustainable energy. It sets targets for 2030. The RES is one of the requirements in the…

Vattenfall completes first wind turbine in Energiepark Haringvliet Zuid

Vattenfall is currently building an energy parc in the Van Pallandtpolder in Haringvliet, near the town of Middelharnis in the municipality of Goeree-Overflakkee. In the first half of February the installation of the first of 6 turbines was completed. Energiepark Haringvliet Zuid is a combination of solar and wind energy. It will feature 124,000 solar…

Onshore wind capacity at the end of 2019 remains far below 2020 target

With less than 4 GW of installed onshore wind capacity reached at the end of 2019, the Netherlands is still quite far removed from the 2020 target of 6 GW set by the Government in the Energy Agreement (Energieakkoord) in 2013. According to Windstats.nl, the Netherlands reached a total installed capacity of 3,553 MW of…

Eneco wins tender for Maasvlakte 2 wind farm

Rijkswaterstaat, part of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, has awarded Eneco the tender for the Maasvlakte 2 wind farm. With a capacity of around 100 MW, this future wind farm will be the energy company’s biggest onshore wind project. The wind farm will be built on top of a flood defence in…

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…