Ameland is 15 years ahead in the transition towards a CO2-neutral energy supply
The municipality of Ameland is working with various parties, including GasTerra, to make the island’s energy supply more sustainable. The aim is to make the island a frontrunner in the transition towards a CO2-neutral energy supply by introducing innovative energy projects. The last few years have seen the following projects come to fruition: adding sustainably generated hydrogen into the natural gas system, a natural gas filling station and buses running on natural gas (now replaced by all-electric buses), a huge solar park (6 MW at peak), 45 fuel cells, mini-CHP installations, LED lighting in the villages and outskirts, more than 130 hybrid heat pumps in rented properties and privately-owned homes. The parties concerned are supporting the innovative energy projects so that they can gain knowledge and experience. The Amelanders are also closely involved in the projects. The island will be taking the lead in the energy transition by around 10 to 15 years, possibly as soon as 2020, as a result of the collaboration. By doing so, the island can set an example for many other parts of the Netherlands.