The Netherlands is a world leader in offshore, renewable and smart energy. Committed to strengthening its already strong position in the global energy industry, the Netherlands offers world-class R&D facilities and outstanding incentive programs that support and stimulate energy innovation.
Diverse energy sector
Zeeland has a strong energy sector. The fact that it is surrounded by water offers many opportunities for tidal energy and wind energy. Added to this, new technologies to source energy from water or wind are a good export product as the knowledge we acquire here about these technologies can be used in delta regions around the world. Zeeland also has a large number of industrial companies, which means there are plenty of opportunities to reuse large volumes of residual heat and thus save energy.
Reliable and stable supply of energy
The great diversity of ways in which energy is generated in Zeeland ensures that companies have a reliable and stable supply of energy. Energy is produced by the Borssele nuclear power station (the only plant in the Netherlands), in a biomass plant and gas-fired plant, and by way of solar and wind energy. Added to this, tests on tidal energy are currently being carried out by way of turbines in the Eastern Scheldt Storm Surge Barrier.
6 reasons why Zeeland is the hotspot for energy:
- Strong offshore cluster
- Possibilities for tidal energy
- Large-scale battery-based storage of energy
- Large-scale generation of solar energy
- One of the safest nuclear power plants in the Western world.
- Leader in circular economy