From 1 January 2018, all the business units of Royal Schiphol Group will run on sustainable power which is generated in the Netherlands. Eneco and Royal Schiphol Group have entered into an agreement to this effect. In the years ahead, all of the sustainable power will be generated by Eneco’s new Dutch wind farms. As a result, Schiphol is helping to accelerate the development of sustainable electricity production in the Netherlands.
Eneco will supply Schiphol, Rotterdam The Hague Airport, Eindhoven Airport and Lelystad Airport with sustainable power. Together, the airports consume around 200 GWh, which is comparable with the consumption of 60,000 households, e.g. the size of Haarlemmermeer or Delft.
The first new wind farm that will generate power for Royal Schiphol Group is Vianen, which will be operational from January 2018. More wind farms will follow, and from 1 January 2020 all of the power will come from newly built farms. Until the new wind farms have been constructed, the power will come from existing sustainable energy sources in the Netherlands. The decision to use new wind farms means that Schiphol will not be drawing power from the existing sustainable energy network. It will also increase the range of sustainable power options in the Netherlands.