Sustainability: Royal Schiphol Group Setting the Tone
Leading Dutch airports powered by wind farms from 2018
Amsterdam, August 15, 2017: From January 1, 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 cities like Haarlemmermeer or Delft.
Jos Nijhuis, President and CEO of Royal Schiphol Group: “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. This will allow our airports to increase their sustainability and offer economic benefits.”
Jeroen de Haas, CEO of Eneco Group: “For the energy transition, it is crucial for the business sector – which is by far the largest energy consumer – to embrace sustainability. Pioneers such as Royal Schiphol Group are consciously choosing new, sustainable forms of production and are therefore setting the tone for others. As a result, they are also helping Eneco Group to invest in wind farms and other sustainable energy sources.”
Source: Schiphol Group