Aug 15 (Renewables Now) - Dutch utility Eneco Holding NV will be supplying 200 GWh of wind power annually from wind farms in the Netherlands to domestic aviation company Royal Schiphol Group under a 15-year contract.
On Tuesday, Royal Schiphol said it will start receiving the renewable power from January 1, 2018. With that deal, all business units of the group will use locally-produced sustainable power.
Eneco will build new wind farms for Royal Schiphol’s needs, including at the Schiphol, Rotterdam The Hague Airport, Eindhoven Airport and Lelystad Airport. One of the first wind power plants to go live under the contract is the Vianen project, coming online in January 2018. More projects will follow so that from the start of 2020 all power for Royal Schiphol will be sourced from newly built farms. Until then, part of the supply will be from existing sustainable energy sources in the Netherlands.
“We feel that the most important elements of this collaboration with Eneco are that all the Schiphol Group airports are involved and that additional sustainable energy sources will be developed in the Netherlands,” said Jos Nijhuis, President and CEO of Royal Schiphol Group.