Tag Archive for wind energy

October month shows high wind generation

Renewable energy generation in October increased with 15% compared to the same month in 2018. The higher number came mainly from wind energy, according to statistics by Energieopwek.nl. On average, 33,000 MWh of wind energy per day was generated, with two peaks of more than 85,000 MWh. In October, the share of onshore wind was…

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…

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…

Province of Overijssel is positive towards development of wind energy

The provincie of Overijssel, in the east of the Netherlands, is positive towards the development of wind energy in the region Noordoost Twente. It does place the condition that the development takes into consideration social acceptance, participation and local spatial and scenic values. This was the message given by deputy Tijs de Bree (Energy) during…

No priority for onshore wind in the province of Zuid-Holland

Last week, the province of Zuid-Holland presented her coalition agreement for the period 2019 – 2023. It was the last province to do so. The provincial council elections already took place back in March but was followed by a period of long negotiations. The new installed coalition wants to work towards a healthier and greener economy,…

Enexis Netbeheer will add 5000 MW of wind and solar to the grid

Dutch Distribution System Operator (DSO) Enexis Netbeheer is expecting to double the capacity of grid connections for wind and solar in the coming years. Currently the DSO has around 2,649 MW connected to its grid. Calculations made by the company show another 5,000 MW will likely be added over the next years. The number of…

Vattenfall to build hybrid energy park at Goeree-Overflakkee

Vattenfall is building a 60 MW hybrid energy park, consisting of solar panels, wind turbines and batteries at Haringvliet, at Goeree-Overflakkee. The project, involving a total investment of 61 million euro, is scheduled to be completed by September 2020.  As a first step, Vattenfall will install 6 windturbines with a maximum height of 150 m in the…

Heerema wins second offshore wind contract in Taiwan

Heerema Marine Contractors has won another offshore wind contract in Taiwan, following the installation contract for the It concerns a contract for the 109.2 MW Changhua Windfarm Phase 1 project.  This time the contract is for the 900MW Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farms that are being developed by Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted.…

SDE+ autumn application round to start on 29 October

The autumn 2019 Stimulation of Sustainable Energy Production (SDE+) subsidy application round will start on 29 October. According to RVO.nl, a budget of 5 billion euro is made available for this autumn round. The SDE+ round of applications for autumn 2019 runs from 9 AM on 29 October to 5 PM on 14 November. The…