Tag Archive for Onshore wind

Main Dutch 2020 energy and climate targets likely out of reach

The report ‘Kortetermijnraming voor emissies en energie in 2020’, (short-term estimates of greenhouse gas emissions in 2020), that was released by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) today, concludes that 3 Dutch 2020 energy and climate targets are likely not going to be reached in time. The estimate was conducted in cooperation with research centre…

Japanese Eurus Energy new owner 7 Dutch onshore wind farms

Japanese renewable energy company Eurus Energy Group has acquired 7 Dutch onshore wind farms from wind developer YARD ENERGY. The wind farms have a combined output of 53.18 MW. It concerns six operational wind farms, Windpark Coevorden (5,88 MW), Windpark Buren (8 MW), Windpark Duiven (8 MW), Windpark De Lier (2,3 MW), Windpark Vlaardingen (6…

PGGM and Shell express interest in Eneco

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Shell announced today that it is joining forces with cooperative Dutch pension fund service provider PGGM to explore the opportunity to participate in the controlled auction for the energy company Eneco that was announced in December 2018. They outlined their intentions in an open letter. In the open letter PGGM and Shell express that they…

Start construction activities Drentse Monden Oostermoer

The first construction activities have started on the 135 MW onshore wind farm Drentse Monden en Oostermoer in the Province of Drenthe. During January road construction is being performed from the main road (Drentse Mondenweg) to the location of the first turbine. At the location itself, a stand place will be constructed for the crane and…

Start construction Windpark De Veenwieken

This month, the first construction activities will start at the 30 MW onshore wind farm Windpark De Veenwieken, located in an area between the municipalities of Ommen and Hardenberg. The construction activities include road construction and connection activities. The road construction will be performed by KWS Infra. The company will also construct the stand place…

Further growth onshore wind in 2018

According to statistics from WindStats, a service by Bosch & Van Rijn, the total installed onshore wind capacity in the Netherlands has grown with 94 MW in 2018. In total, 166 MW of onshore wind power was added last year. However, a total of 72 MW was decommissioned in that same year. Windpark Krammer (87…

€ 5 billion SDE+ Spring 2019

RVO.nl announced on 24 December the budget for the SDE+ Spring 2019 round. The budget is € 5 billion. The SDE+ Spring 2019 runs from 12 March to 4 April 2019. Minister Wiebes of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy announced the content of the SDE+ subsidy for 2019 on 21 December in a letter to…

Ampyx Power – Harvesting untapped winds at high altitudes

These are busy times at the office of Ampyx Power, the Dutch company that designed the Ampyx Power Airborne Wind Energy System (AWES). After months of design optimisation, the team of Ampyx Power is currently assembling their third generation prototype, taking another step in the process of bringing the innovation to market. And while doing…

Eneco to be auctioned

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  On 18 December, Eneco announced that the privatisation of the company will be carried out by means of a controlled auction. The shareholders’ committee, supervisory board and board of management of Eneco Group mutually agreed on this following month’s of examining available options including beside a controlled auction, also flotation and dual track. The…

Growth in renewable energy and energy efficiency jobs

In a report published by CBS (Statistics Netherlands) last week, there is a growth in jobs in renewable energy and energy efficiency. In 2017, a total of 150,000 energy related full-time jobs were reported in the Netherlands. Of these, 54,000 full-time jobs were related to renewable energy and energy effiency and 64,000 to conventional energy.…