All business units of the Royal Schiphol Group will run on sustainable power provided by the Netherlands as of January 1, 2018.
In the future, 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 to the energy consumption of 60,000 households.
The first new wind farm scheduled to generate power for Royal Schiphol Group is Vianen, which will become operational in January, 2018, with more wind farms to follow. Until the new 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.
Jos Nijhuis, President and CEO of Royal Schiphol Group, stated, “For our new energy contract, we wanted nothing but sustainable power generated in the Netherlands. After all, one thing is certain: aviation can and must be made more sustainable. 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.”