These aren’t times for going it alone. Nor a time for ifs. Or buts. People and businesses are taking things into their own hands. Deciding for themselves where and how to generate sustainable energy. How they’ll use, store and share it. This is the age of &.
'Our aim is to go off grid, meaning that we generate the energy we need ourselves. We haven’t got that far yet. But we did manage to get rid of gas connections.'
Oda Kok, resident Groene Mient, The Hague
'For our new energy contract, we wanted nothing but sustainable power generated in the Netherlands. After all, one thing is certain: aviation can and must be made more sustainable.'
Jos Nijhuis, President and CEO of Royal Schiphol Group
With an interest of 34% in German company Next Kraftwerke, Eneco Group has become a co-owner of one of Europe’s largest sustainable virtual power plants. Which means we’re acquiring even more knowledge and experience so that we can accelerate the energy transition.
“The collaboration between the Dutch Railways (NS) and Eneco is about understanding what the other party wants and to anticipate. It’s real teamwork.” NS and Eneco discovered a common objective to ensure that all trains became climate-neutral. Presenter Froukje Jansen learned more about this special collaboration.
Eneco is listed number 8 on the Sustainable Brand Index top 100. This index is the result of how Dutch consumers rank companies on its sustainability. For Eneco this ranking confirms that the strategic focus on sustainability is being recognized. The Sustainable Brand Index is a renowned research in Scandinavia and was executed for the first time in the Netherlands.
Eneco and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) are going to construct, under the name EnspireME, the largest battery system in Europe. This battery system will be located in Germany and enables the companies to supply sustainable reserve capacity to the European electricity grid.
'We have been strengthening our activity in the renewable energy field in order to contribute to a low-carbon society. We believe that energy storage will become a key factor, given the circumstance that energy volatility is expanding as the result of the rapid increase of renewable energy. This project is a significant step forward to the realization of the sustainable society.'
Hiroshi Sakuma, Group Chief Executive Officer, Mitsubishi Corporation
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Linking companies with a heat surplus to households or businesses that actually need more energy. Together with selected partners, Eneco is bringing together supply and demand to make South Holland even more sustainable.
by Glenn Bijvoets (Ideation & Venturing at Eneco Smart Energy) and Nienke Benders (Technology Consultant at Venture IQ)
Five-time world player of the year Lionel Messi is a graduate of Barcelona's soccer academy. But he was born and raised on a different continent. In a different hemisphere, even. Thirteen-year-old 'Leo' was picked up by the Spanish club's global scouting network and invited to travel from Argentina ...
by Glenn Bijvoets, Ideation & Venturing at Eneco Smart Energy
I may well have one of the nicest jobs in the entire Eneco Group: I’m a start-up scout. Basically, my job involves peering into the future, scanning the horizon for interesting new trends. What kind of developments can we see in the field of energy innovations? An ...
Wouldn’t it be great if we could all generate our own sustainable energy? Well, that’s no longer a vision of the future. It is happening right now, and more and more people are joining in. They are deciding how they generate, use, sell and share energy with others. Together with customers and partners, Eneco Group is looking for energy solutions that make it possible to live and work in a smarter way.