Tag Archive for wind energy

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…

Seaway Strashnov installs offshore substation at Deutsche Bucht

On April 4, the heavy lift vessel Seaway Strashnov installed the offshore substation at the 269 MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm, located 100 kilometres from the German mainland in the German Exclusive Economic Zone.  As general contractor Van Oord was responsible for the manufacturing and installation of the unmanned offshore substation. Both the jacket foundation…

Europe’s National Energy and Climate Plans insufficient for 2030 target

Today, at the WIndEurope conference & exhibition in Bilbao, Spain, WindEurope released its analysis of Europe’s draft National Energy & Climate Plans (NECPs). According to the association, a first assessment of the first drafts shows that the NECPs are insufficient to deliver the EU’s 32% renewables target for 2030. The 2030 National Energy and Climate…

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…

Financial close for repowering project Wind Farm Etten-Leur

The five wind turbines of wind farm Etten-Leur will be replaced by 3 new wind turbines from Vestas. The 5 original turbines were built 17 years ago by a family. Now, the grandchildren are in charge of the repowering project. On February 14, a contract was signed for the purchase and maintenance of three new…

Belgian offshore wind farm Norther produces first electricity

On February 26, Belgian offshore wind farm Norther produced its first power. Norther is located approximately 23 kilometres from the Belgian port of Zeebruges. It has a total capacity of 370 MW, produced by 44 MHI Vestas wind turbines, type V164-8.0 MW. Once fully operational, planned for this summer, the wind farm is able to…

TenneT and Gasunie present Infrastructure Outlook 2050

On Friday 15 February, transmission system operators (TSOs) TenneT and Gasunie presented their ‘Infrastructure Outlook 2050’ to Ed Nijpels, chairman of the Climate Council. The Infrastructure Outlook 2050 is a joint study into how the energy system in the Netherlands and Germany can continue to function properly in the future. The Infrastructure Outlook 2050 shows…

February 6 marks Green Energy Day 2019

According to a press release by NVDE, the Dutch Association for Renewable Energy, today marks ‘Green Energy Day’ for the Netherlands. The Green Energy Day refers to the illustrative moment where a country has reached the point where the expected amount of renewable energy production for that year can cover the energy demand. After this…