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New report on financing offshore wind urges Dutch government to stimulate demand for green electricity

Yesterday, 2 October 2020, Invest-NL CEO Wouter Bos handed over the new report ‘Financing offshore wind’ to Ed Nijpels, chairman of the Climate Agreement Progress Meeting (Voortgangsoverleg Klimaatakkoord). Invest-NL is positive about the long-term offer of financing for offshore wind. However, more certainty on the demand side is required. The report “Financing offshore wind” is…

NWEA warns for wrong turbine choice in Regional Energy Strategies

While at the moment the draft Regional Energy Strategies (RES) are being drawn, the Dutch wind energy association NWEA warns for a potentially wrong choice of wind turbine to base calculations on. According to the wind energy association it has received several signs that 3 MW wind turbines, the currently most installed onshore wind turbine,…

Action plan for further cost reduction in onshore wind and solar

The Dutch associations NVDE and Energie-Nederland have presented an action plan to further reduce the cost of electricity generated by wind and solar farms in the Netherlands. The associations worked together with companies from the wind sector, united in NWEA, the Dutch wind energy association, and the solar industry, united in Holland Solar. Four areas of improvement Several agreements have been made in…

Onshore wind capacity at the end of 2019 remains far below 2020 target

With less than 4 GW of installed onshore wind capacity reached at the end of 2019, the Netherlands is still quite far removed from the 2020 target of 6 GW set by the Government in the Energy Agreement (Energieakkoord) in 2013. According to Windstats.nl, the Netherlands reached a total installed capacity of 3,553 MW of…

Renewables Roadshow in search of future offshore wind professionals

NWEA, the Dutch Wind Energy Association, offshore energy education institute DOB-Academy and international recruitment company Atlas Professionals have joined forces in order to fight the gap in offshore wind professionals in the next few years. By means of a Renewables Roadshow they will visit schools to promote working in the wind industry among adolescents.  The Renewables Roadshow…

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…

Dutch content at WindEnergy Hamburg 2018

From 25 to 28 September some 35,000 wind energy experts from all over the world gather at the Global Wind Summit event in Hamburg to share ideas, experiences and discuss future developments and requirements. It houses two wind energy events; WindEurope’s global on & offshore conference and WindEnergy Hamburg, the world’s leading wind energy expo,…

NWEA complimenteert minister Kamp

NWEA is zeer te spreken over de wijze waarop minister Kamp van Economische Zaken erin is geslaagd de benodigde wetgeving voor de aanleg van offshore windparken door de Eerste en Tweede Kamer heeft weten te loodsen. Het aanwijzen van Tennet als netbeheerder op zee was de laatste horde die genomen diende te worden. Nu dit…