DSM to use 100% renewable electricity in Netherlands
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DSM to use 100% renewable electricity in Netherlands

11 Jun 2018 (Last Updated June 11th, 2018 11:28)

Global science-based company Royal DSM has signed a purchase agreement with Dutch energy firm Eneco to operate on 100% renewable energy in the Netherlands.

Global science-based company Royal DSM has signed a purchase agreement with Dutch energy firm Eneco to operate on 100% renewable energy in the Netherlands.

As per the terms of the agreement, Eneco will be supplying electricity to DSM generated by Dutch wind parks Krammer and Bouwdokken for the years 2018 through 2025.

DSM Procurement Sustainability vice-president Harry Coorens said: “I’m proud that we managed to source all our purchased electricity for our facilities in the Netherlands from renewable sources in record time.

"With the latest agreement, DSM is set to outpace its global target of achieving 50% of purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025."

“The intrinsic drive for sustainability from all involved led to yet another step to bring about a clean energy society.”

With the latest agreement, DSM is set to outpace its global target of achieving 50% of purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025.

In order to support its Sustainable Development Goal #7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), DSM is committed towards responsible, efficient use of electricity.

Even though the local and regional policies affect DSM ability to increase procurement of renewable electricity, the company has been actively collaborating with other companies and authorities to jointly scale-up the supply of renewable electricity on the grid.

Eneco chief customer officer Hans Peters said: “I’m delighted to forge a strategic partnership with a sustainable frontrunner such as DSM.

“Through our partnership DSM enables us to expand our investments in new wind farms, thus enabling our ambition to speed up the energy transition.”