Tag Archive for Onshore wind

Zeewolde Wind Farm to deploy Enercon new EP3 turbines

Wind Park Zeewolde B.V. (WPZ) has signed a contract with German wind turbine manufacturer Enercon for the supply of 74 of Enercon’s new EP3 type turbines and 9 turbines of the existing EP2. In addition, a long-term Operations and Maintenance contract is closed. The largest EP3 turbines are 4.2 MW and have a tip height…

Update SDE+ Autumn 2018 and SDE+ Spring 2019 rounds

During the SDE+ Spring 2019 subsidy application round, RVO.nl received applications for 43 wind energy projects with a combined power of 143 MW. The total subsidy claim for these projects is 309 million Euro. Interested parties could submit their applications for subsidies between March 12 and April 4. RVO.nl received applications for a total of…

Atlas Professionals partners up with ECHT Community in wind

Atlas Professionals joined the ECHT community as an exclusive Partner for the on- and offshore wind sector in the Netherlands. The active partnership will enable Atlas Professionals and ECHT to share complimentary knowledge and competences to the wind industry to contribute to a smart and sustainable climate and energy transition. With the wind sector growing…

Record amount of future new wind energy capacity financed in Europe in 2018

Europe invested €27bn in new onshore and offshore wind farms in Europe in 2018. Cost reduction contributed to a record of future new wind energy capacity being financed with an amount similar to previous years. This is one of the conclusions of WindEurope’s annual ‘Financing and Investment Trends’ report. Wind energy got 60% of all the new…

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…