TU Delft Buys Power from Eneco Luchterduinen OWF
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and Eneco have signed a power supply contract under which a portion of the university’s needs will be met by the power produced from six turbines at the 129 MW Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm.
The contract is part of the Dutch university’s s plan to only purchase renewable energy generated in The Netherlands from 2017 onward, in an effort to reduce its CO2 emissions from 2002 by half come 2020.
By using renewable energy from the Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm, the university expects to reduce its CO2 emissions by 60 per cent.
Following the signing of the contract, around 70% of the university’s power needs will be met by energy generated by wind.
The TU Delft consumes around 54 milllion kWh of electricity annually.
The Eneco Luchterduinen wind farm, owned jointly by Mitsubishi Corporation and Eneco, comprises 43 112-3.0MW MHI Vestas wind turbines and is located 23 kilometres off the coast of Zandvoort and Noordwijk.
Offshore WIND Staff