All for sustainability. Sustainability for all
Eneco’s WWF Climate Savers commitments are:
- By 2013 sustainable electricity production will amount to 20% of total supply.
- In the period 2011-2013, CO2 emissions from all production facilities will not exceed an average of 300 grams per kWh, aiming at a CO2 intensity of 200grams per kWh by 2020.
- In 2013, the consumer energy label will indicate that 20% of electricity is dark green electricity.
- By 2013 the CO2 emissions resulting from internal business operations will be 50% lower than in 2007.
- WWF-Netherlands and Eneco will work together to develop the concept of ‘smart energy city'.
Eneco’s vision is: sustainable energy for everyone. In the long term, this will generate most economic and social value. The company wants their customers to be able to count on reliable and affordable energy, today and in the future. In order to achieve that Eneco is focusing on smart use of energy and renewable energy. Eneco believes that they can achieve more by working together with stakeholder groups such as customers, governments and NGO’s. Therefore, they formed a partnership with WWF-Netherlands; participating in the Climate Savers programme plays an important role in realising their ambition.
Eneco is working towards a world running on 100% renewable energy. We can help ensure the future availability of energy and protect nature by fighting climate change.The partnership with WWF’s Climate Savers programme will contribute to inspire and motivate others towards sustainability.
Eneco is investing substantially throughout Europe in sustainable energy production; onshore and offshore wind farms, thermal and solar energy, biomass and hydropower. Eneco’s dependence on the generation of ‘grey’ energy is limited, and the company will not invest in coal and nuclear energy. By 2013, 20% of its supply will be generated by sustainable sources. As early as 2030, Eneco expects their electricity supply to be entirely sustainable.
Efficient natural gas plant
To ensure the continuous supply of energy to their customers, the company invests in clean gas plants and gas storage. Eneco sees gas as a ‘transition’ fuel until they have enough energy from sustainable sources. Gas plants supply energy on a flexible basis when there is insufficient wind or sunlight. The company ensures that the emission of the electricity they produce is less than 300 grams CO2 per kWh, which places Eneco among the cleanest electricity producers in Europe.
In 2009 Eneco and DONG Energy started the construction of Enecogen, the cleanest power plant in Europe. The gas fired power plant will have a DeNOx installation that reduces the nitrogen emissions by 80% and is expected to emit around 25% less CO2 than other energy plants. Enecogen will be operational in 2011 with a capacity of 870 MW, enough to provide electricity to two million households.
Increasing sustainable supply
In three years time, Eneco’s consumer energy label will indicate that 20% of its electricity is dark green. In this way the company uses its sustainable sources in continue ‘greening’ its customer portfolio.
Reducing CO2 emissions of internal business operations
Eneco has commited to reduce its own CO2 emissions by 50% in 2013 compared to 2007 by saving on energy and increasing the use of green electricity (Ecostroom®). Eneco will also move to a new sustainable head office in 2012. The design and construction, together with an efficient use of the building, will contribute to achieving these goals. The company will also improve their employers’ regulations on mobility in a sustainable way, After all, Eneco is increasing the number of electric cars in their own fleet.
Eneco will be continuously developing innovative sustainable energy solutions, products and services. For instance, WWF-Netherlands and Eneco will work together to develop the concept of a ‘smart energy city’. This will result in a pilot area where residents produce their own energy. The pilot project will have smart grids to enable this decentralized production, and stimulates customers to save energy.