EDP Renewables (EDPR), a world leader in the development of renewable energies in the world, takes another step in its commitment to accelerate the European energy transition and puts its first photovoltaic project into operation in the Netherlands.
Located in Berkelland, in the province of Gelderland, EDPR, through Kronos Solar, has put into operation its first renewable project in the country. With an installed capacity of more than 12 MWp (9.4 MWac), the solar project will produce more than 12 GWh per year of clean energy for the Dutch grid.
This production will make it possible to supply the domestic electricity consumption of more than 4,000 homes in the region per year, while avoiding more than 2,000 tons of CO2 per year that would be generated to produce the same energy through thermal energy sources.
In addition, this photovoltaic plant is the first to come into operation and supply clean energy to Google, within the framework of a long-term contract signed with the company in June.
With the acquisition of Kronos, EDPR has entered new markets, such as the Netherlands and Germany, and is now present in 13 European countries, allowing it to contribute to the European decarbonization goal.
Kronos Solar has knowledge based on the implementation of several projects and an extensive pipeline in different development phases. In addition, Kronos Solar has recently put into operation its first project in France, located in Neuilly-sur-Seize.
EDPR, which has an installed capacity of more than 5.7 GW of renewable energy in Europe, is committed to collaborating to achieve the energy transition goals in the Netherlands.
The country hopes to reduce CO2 emissions by 55%, and aspires for 75% of its total electricity to come from renewable energy by 2030.
To this end, the country has committed, among others, to reaching 27 GW of installed solar energy in the same period.