Facts &

Eneco the most sustainable of the five large international energy companies

The Dutch Consumer Association, Greenpeace, Natuur & Milieu, and WISE evaluated 34 energy suppliers on the basis of the authenticity of their green electricity. They examine the investments made in the generation, production, supply and purchase of green electricity. They awarded Eneco a mark of 7.0, which puts us in eighth place in the ranking. We are the only one of the five largest energy companies to be awarded a pass mark, which means that for the fifth time in a row we are the most sustainable of the large suppliers.

Greenpeace awards Eneco Belgium top marks

Every two years, Greenpeace ranks the sustainability of Belgium’s green electricity suppliers. Eneco’s score of 18 points out of 20 on authenticity of supplied green electricity. In 2016, Eneco was the most sustainable of all the large players. The high score was awarded because Eneco only invests in sustainable energy and actively contributes to the development of innovative technologies in Belgium.

Read more about the Greenpeace ranking.

Eneco the best corporate service provider in the energy sector

MT.nl presents the best 100 corporate service providers in the Netherlands for the 15th time. And Eneco is at number one in the energy sector. Fifty percent of the respondents recommended Eneco.

Leader in large-scale sustainable generation capacity

Every year, we generate more than 1 Gigawatt (1,000 Megawatts) of sustainable energy. With onshore and offshore wind farms, with our biomass plant and with solar farms in the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK and France. This is enough sustainable energy for around 850,000 households. Eneco Group is leading the way with investments in large-scale generation capacity.

These sustainable projects are all contributing:

  • 129 MW - Eneco Luchterduinen 
  • 120 MW - Princess Amalia wind farm
  • 62.7 MW – Delfzijl wind farm
  • 6 MW - Ameland solar farm
  • 30 MW - Fosses-la-Ville wind farm (Belgium)
  • 3.5 MW - Solar panels on roofs at Audi Brussels (Belgium)
  • 12.1 MW - Fonroche solar project (France)
  • 42,5 MW - Tullo & Twinshiels wind farms (UK)
  • 69 MW - Lochluichart wind farm (UK)
  • 370 MW –Norther wind farm, under construction (Belgium) 
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Already 10 million gigajoules of sustainable heat for Rotterdam

Every year, tens of thousands of homes and hundreds of businesses in the Rotterdam region receive heat thanks to the grey rubbish bags that AVR processes every day. One rubbish bag translates into seven hot showers. In early 2017, Eneco reached the milestone of 10 million gigajoules of heat. The AVR plant supplies residual heat to the district heat network in the region through the Leiding over Noord transport network.

Facts and figures

  • Number of homes in the heat network: 45,000
  • Several hundred businesses connected
  • Annual CO2 savings compared to central heating boiler: 70%
  • Amount of heat supplied: 10 million gigajoules
  • Equivalent to heat for 330,000 homes per year

'This is consistent with Rotterdam’s climate targets. We want to encourage the port to become sustainable and aim to use residual heat from industry in the best possible way. The climate agreements that were made in Paris are aimed at making our air cleaner and healthier so that we can keep our living environment clean and maintain our quality of life.'

- Pex Langenberg, Rotterdam alderman