New TenneT security of supply monitor shows vulnerability of the Dutch electricity supply

After 2030, security of supply in the Netherlands is no longer guaranteed. TenneT writes this in the new Security of Supply Monitor 2024, which was published today. The security of supply of electricity is under pressure. TenneT anticipates a possible power outage of about 54 hours per year after 2030, especially at times when little electricity from sun and wind is available. TenneT’s report shows how vulnerable our electricity supply is. Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, chair of Energie-Nederland, emphasizes the urgency of the problem: “A stable supply of electricity is essential for our economy. And that doesn’t even include the government’s ambition to achieve CO2-free electricity production by 2035. While that is also necessary.”

To ensure security of supply, more storage, demand response and CO2-free adjustable production capacity are required. Because developing new capacity or converting existing capacity can take 5-10 years, Energie-Nederland believes that concrete plans for CO2-free controllable capacity are needed quickly. “If we want to achieve the goal by 2035, we must take the first steps this year,” says Van Nieuwenhuizen.

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