Dutch offshore wind roadmap 2024-2030

The Dutch government has announced plans to realise new wind farms in the North Sea with a total additional capacity of 7 GW during the period 2024 to 2030. In addition to the 4.5 GW which will be installed up to and including 2023, this would increase the total installed capacity of offshore wind farms in the Dutch North Sea … Read more

Expert Meeting on the future of global and European offshore wind: Presentations

On 28 November Stibbe and Pondera Consult hosted an expert meeting on the future of global and European offshore wind. The meeting included presentations from the following speakers. Hans Timmers, chairman of the Dutch Wind Energy Association NWEA: The Dutch success and impact & future developments Dan Chorost, Sive, Paget & Riesel (NYC) / Environmental counsel to NYSERDA: Offshore wind development and litigation … Read more

28 November 2017: Expert Meeting on the future of global and European offshore wind

Offshore wind in North-West Europe is booming. Tenders are very successful and there is a tendency to develop offshore wind farms without governmental subsidies. During the Wind Europe Conference & Exhibition in RAI Amsterdam (28-30 November 2017) Stibbe and Pondera Consult are organising a high-level Expert Meeting on the future of global and European offshore wind on Tuesday 28 November from 15:00-18:30 hours at Stibbe. What are the … Read more

New approach Dutch offshore wind tenders

On 28 June 2017, the Minister of Economic Affairs announced in a letter to Parliament that the tender for sites I and II of the Hollandse Kust (zuid) wind farm is scheduled to open in autumn. As the Minister cannot exclude the possibility that a non-subsidised bid will be submitted, the tender will first open for non-subsidised bids only. If … Read more

Update on offshore wind energy: SDE+ Subsidy and Permit tender Borssele Wind Farm Sites I and II open as of 10 April 2016

Opening of SDE+ Subsidy and Permit tender Borssele Wind Farm Sites On 8 April 2016, the final Wind Farm Site Decisions I and II (Kavelbesluit I en II windenenergiegebied Borssele) were published in the Government Gazette (Staatscourant). This was the last formal hurdle to be overcome in order for the first Borssele subsidy tender to open. The application forms in … Read more

Update on offshore wind energy: legislative proposal to amend the Dutch Electricity Act 1998 adopted by Dutch Senate

On 22 March 2016, the majority of the Dutch Senate (Eerste Kamer) voted in favor of the legislative proposal to amend the Dutch Electricity Act 1998 of Minister Kamp of Economic Affairs (please click here to view the legislative proposal ‘Amendment of the Electricity Act 1998 (timely realization objectives Energy Agreement’) (Wijziging van de Elektriciteitswet 1998 (tijdig realiseren doelstellingen Energieakkoord)). … Read more

Update on offshore wind energy: legislative proposal to amend the Dutch Electricity Act 1998 adopted by Dutch House of Representatives

Within two months after the rejection of the STROOM Bill by the Dutch Senate, the Dutch House of Representatives has adopted a new legislative proposal to amend the Dutch Electricity Act 1998. Please find below an update on the offshore wind energy legislation. If this legislative proposal is also adopted by the Dutch Senate before the end of March 2016, … Read more

Update on offshore wind energy: letter of the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs dated 22 January 2016

On 22 December 2015, the Dutch Senate (Eerste Kamer) rejected the legislative proposal referred to as the STROOM Bill. The STROOM Bill comprised a merger between the Electricity Act 1998 and the Gas Act, which aimed, inter alia, to provide a statutory basis for the offshore grid and to designate TenneT as the offshore transmission system operator. The political reason … Read more

Offshore Wind Energy Act to enter into force on 1 July 2015

The Offshore Wind Energy Act was promulgated in the Bulletin of Acts and Decrees today and will enter into force on 1 July 2015. Accordingly, the Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp, has achieved his objective of guiding this law through the House of Representatives and the Senate in time. Entry into force of the Act on 1 July 2015 … Read more

Update on recent developments regarding offshore wind energy by the Dutch Minister

On 19 May 2015, the Minister of Economic Affairs sent a letter to the House of Representatives with an outline of the new legal framework for offshore wind energy in the Netherlands and a summary of certain recent developments (please click here to view the letter). According to the plans of the Dutch government, the first two wind farm sites … Read more