4 MNC’s partner in renewable energy project forfirst time

4 MNC’s partner in renewable energy project for the first time

6:41 AM, 15th October 2016
4 MNC’s partner in renewable energy project for the first time
It’s the first time that a group of multinational companies in the Netherlands has teamed up with local citizens to create what is effectively a consumer-to-business energy partnership.

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: For the first time a group of multinational companies in the Netherlands have joined forces with local citizens to create what is effectively a consumer-to-business energy partnership.

AkzoNobel NV, Royal DSM, Google and Philips have reached a long-term agreement to jointly source power from renewable energy projects for part of their operations in the Netherlands.

Developed 2 years ago the conglomerate’s first agreement is to buy electricity from Windpark Krammer, which was established by two cooperatives together with 4,000 members in the province of Zeeland and the island of Goeree-Overflakkee.

The four companies have decided to source a total of 350,000,000 kWh a year once Windpark Krammer becomes operational in 2019. This is equivalent to the total annual consumption of 100,000 Dutch households.

The consortium will allow the 4 corporations involved to make a noteworthy contribution to delivering on the Dutch renewable energy target of 14 percent by 2020, which was agreed in the Dutch Energy Agreement for Sustainable Growth in 2013.

“As a known leader in the field of sustainability, the group offers AkzoNobel a welcome opportunity to further increase its renewable energy use and continue finding new ways to do more with less,” said Knut Schwalenburg, director of AkzoNobel Nederland.

“This is a great achievement. When we started working on the concept eight years ago, we did not foresee that we would be able to provide sustainable power, not only to our members but also, to multinational companies,” added Tijmen Keesmaat, managing director of Windpark Krammer.

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