The 2023 edition of the Open Energy Day (Open Energiedag) event attracted more than 7,000 visitors last Saturday. Over 60 sustainable energy projects, spread across the Netherlands, opened their doors to let citizens learn about their project.
Over 60 sustainable energy projects opened their doors to let citizens get acquainted with their project. The following wind projects participated, among others the wind farms Fryslân, Koningspleij, Oosterscheldekering, Streepland, Oostpolderdijk, Kattenberg, Greenport-Venlo, Egchelse Heide, De Kookepan, Oeverwind, Business Centre Treeport and the De Watergeuzen and Reduzum wind turbines.
Discussion: citizens as supporters of energy transition
Outgoing minister for Climate and Energy Policy, Rob Jetten, opened the Open Energy Day at energy cooperative WPN in Nijmegen. In a discussion, led by Olof van der Gaag, chairman of the Dutch Renewable Energy Association (NVDE), together with Nijmegen alderman Noël Vergunst and chairman of energy cooperative WPN Ron Stevens, they stressed the importance of citizens as supporters of the energy transition. They also discussed the plans and challenges ahead towards 100 per cent renewable energy. As an opening act, the Minister took a selfie with the cooperative wind turbine in the background. Like all those present, the minister took a look inside the wind turbine.
The Open Energy Day is part of the campaign ‘That gives you energy’, which NVDE launched the campaign together with six (industry) organisations: NWEA, Holland Solar, EnergieSamen, Vereniging Warmtepompen, Branchevereniging Bodemenergie and Geothermie Nederland. Next year, the fourth edition will take place on the third Saturday of September. Source (incl image): NVDE