Netherlands Receives Multiple Applications for Offshore Wind Permits


The Netherlands Enterprise Agency has received several applications for permits to build a wind farm on sites Alpha and Beta in the IJmuiden Ver Wind Farm Zone in the North Sea. 

The agency says the sites are good for 2 GW each, representing 14% of the country’s energy consumption. It will assess the applications together with two expert committees based on a list of qualitative criteria, including developer expertise and the extent of the wind farm being recyclable. 

“The wind sector is facing challenges such as recent price increases and high interest rates,” says Rob Jetten, minister for Climate and Energy. “I am pleased that despite these developments, several parties have shown interest in building these wind farms. These wind farms contribute to achieving our climate goals and energy independence.”

Winners are expected to be announced in June, with the projects slated to start supplying power by 2030. 

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