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New Dutch app enables EV charging during solar and wind peak hours

Amsterdam-based Dutch start up Laadje has built an app that ensures electric cars charge automatically when there is a peak in availability of wind and solar energy. With the solution, which is currently only available for Teslas, CEO Otto Barten expects that the power price can drop from about 21 cents / kWh to 17…

Increase in renewable energy generation pushes intraday trading volume in 2019

The Netherlands produced slightly more electricity in 2019 (97 TWh) compared to 2018 (93 TWh). 2019 also saw an increase in the intraday trade volume. These are some of the findings in TenneT’s Annual Market Update 2019. The total generation in the Netherlands increased due to coal-to-gas switching resulting from higher generator margins for gas-fired power plants. Improved competitiveness…

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…