Cool Videos: Replacing Natural Gas with Biomass in the Netherlands

May 14, 2015 by Jared Anderson

Biomass and Fuel Replacement

Natural gas is a common power generation fuel, but it’s also used for heating. In Pumerend, a city of 80,000 residents in the Netherlands located about an hour from Amsterdam, a biomass heating facility was recently constructed to replace natural gas-fired heating.[read more]

The Netherlands Set to Showcase Energy and Water Expertise at New York Energy Week

June 4, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Netherlands Water and Energy Expertise

The Netherlands is a world leader with regard to engineering water-management solutions on an industrial scale. The country was created in the delta of three large rivers that flow into the North Sea and roughly two thirds of the nation’s GDP are earned below sea level.[read more]

Re-Engineering Energy: A Dutch Perspective

July 16, 2013 by Christine Hertzog

Universities and other public and private initiatives in the Netherlands have a few very interesting activities focused in Smart Grid technology and services innovations.[read more]

Wind Energy Innovation: GE Tests High-Efficiency Turbine in the Netherlands

May 1, 2013 by Antonio Pasolini

GE's new wind turbine

General Electric recently announced it had started testing the prototype of what it calls the world’s most efficient high-output wind turbine. The new 2.5-120 is being tested in Wieringermeer, Netherlands.[read more]

Dutch Renewables About Face Towards Nuclear

February 13, 2011 by Willem Post

The Borssele Nuclear Power Station, Borssele, The Netherlands, capacity 485 MW, output 3,625 GWh/yr, started producing power in 1973. It has a pressurized water reactor, PWR, similar to other nuclear plants in the US. It is the only nuclear power plant in the Netherlands.  Areva, a French company, reprocesses the spent...[read more]

Siemens To Build 435MW Gas-fired Plant In Netherlands

April 19, 2010 by Michael Davidson

Siemens Energy has received an order from Dutch utility Nuon, a subsidiary of Vattenfall, for construction of the 435MW Hemweg 9 combined cycle power plant in the Netherlands. Siemens will supply the gas turbine, the steam turbine, the generator and the entire electrical equipment and I&C system. The start of commercial operation is...[read more]

Dutch pursue idea of cross-country road pricing

November 16, 2009 by Tyler Hamilton

Scrap all road taxes. Scrap all vehicle taxes. Instead, charge people for every kilometre they drive, when the drive, and where they drive. That’s what the Dutch are promising to have in place by 2012. Of course, the idea of road tolling and congestion charging isn’t entirely new. We’ve seen it on a smaller scale in cities such as London...[read more]