Tag Archive for Onshore wind

Energy park near Utrecht one step closer

The municipality of Utrecht has plans to facilitate the development of up to 11 wind turbines and 227 hectares of solar parks in the Rijnenburg and Reijerscop polders near Utrecht. On april 3, the Municipal Executive of Utrecht presented a draft proposal for this energy park which could potentially provide 96,000 local households in the…

Windpark Zeewolde to build its own connection to high-voltage network

Windpark Zeewolde (WPZ) will build its own connection to the high-voltage network. It has signed a contract with ABB for this purpose. The construction activities for the transformer substation will start this autumn. The wind farm is expected to start producing electricity in autumn 2020. The construction of the transformer substation station will start before…

Greenchoice, Windunie & ABN AMRO acquire wind farm Greenport Venlo

Green energy company Greenchoice, energy cooperative Windunie and financial partner ABN AMRO Energy Transition Fund have acquired wind farm Greenport Venlo. The companies purchased the shares from previous owner, developer Etriplus.  Wind farm Greenport Venlo will comprise of 9 wind turbines to be constructed parallel to the rail link between Venlo and Eindhoven. In Q4 2018…

Start tender wind farm Maasvlakte 2

On March 19, Rijkswaterstaat, part of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, opened the tender for the purchase of green electricity from a planned wind farm on a flood defence in the Maasvlakte 2 industrial area. The deadline for the tender is April 22, at 15:00. The future wind turbines will be placed…

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…

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…

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…

Belgium proposes 4 GW offshore wind and 4.2 GW onshore wind by 2030

During a workshop organised by EUFORES (European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources), in cooperation with the federal parliament of Belgium, the draft text of the Belgian National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) was presented. In this draft Belgium promises a total renewables target of 18.3% for 2030. For 2020 the country’s renewable energy target is…

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…