Chemical industry-led consortium to buy renewable energy from offshore wind farm
In the Netherlands AkzoNobel has set up a consortium, which includes DSM, Google and Philips, looking to collaborate in buying energy from renewable sources, and to conﬁrm sustainable energy as part of their common long-term strategy. In 2017, the consortium signed a multi-year contract to buy electricity from two Zeeland wind parks which should be operational in early 2018. The parks have a total capacity of over 140 MW, enough to power approximately 140,000 households.
This plan is part of the Energy Agreement between the Dutch government and over 40 public and private groups to reduce energy consumption and increase the share of renewable energy. One of the agreement’s objectives is to increase the share of renewable energy sources in the Netherlands from 4% in 2013 to 14% by 2020 and to 16% by 2023.