Dutch government launches online platform to inform citizens on offshore wind

Eneco Luchterduinen, © MHI Vestas

On initiative of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, an online platform, Windopzee.nl, was launched yesterday, January 30, to inform Dutch citizens on the development of offshore wind and the offshore connection of offshore wind energy to the grid.  it platform moet gaan voorzien in de informatiebehoefte over windenergie op zee en de aansluiting op het net op zee.

The growth of wind farms offshore has increased the need expressed by citizens for accessible information on this development. In 2030, around 40% of the current electricity consumption will come from offshore wind energy. More and more business are building wind farms in the North Sea. At the moment, construction activities are taking place in the Borssele wind zones and in the near future more wind farms will follow, including Hollandse Kust Zuid, West and Noord. Wind farm developers are not the only users of the North Sea.

With the new platform the government attempts to answer frequently asked questions on topics including the role of the government, the economic benefits, and the impact on the surroundings and environment. The information provided is based on carefully collected research.


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