Radical transition to more conscious and sustainable

The way we produce and consume energy will change dramatically in the coming decades. The transition from fossil fuels to more sustainable energy sources is in full swing. In addition, geopolitical factors play an important role, especially in energy security of supply and affordability.

Ultimately, the countries that signed the Paris Agreement must halve their carbon emissions by 2030 and cut them completely by 2050. This is a complex task that poses many challenges.


Renewable energy sources like solar and wind are being incorporated into our energy supply. This presents challenges for the power grid (reinforcement) and in terms of spatial integration, energy storage and smart use.

Expanding renewable energy – solar and wind energy – has a major impact on public spaces, both on land and offshore. After all, many systems are needed to achieve the desired targets in this area.

The availability of renewable energy is not continuous, as production depends on sources such as wind or sun. Renewable energy will therefore have to be fitted into the existing energy infrastructure, with gas and/or nuclear plants providing part of the energy production. Witteveen+Bos has investigated nuclear energy options for northwest Europe for the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy as well as for others.

In the long run, renewable energy storage, via batteries or hydrogen (electrolysis), may provide relief. Witteveen+Bos continuously develops strategic improvements to all components in the energy system to ensure an affordable security of supply.  Using data, we can analyse consumption patterns in today’s smart cities and use new technological solutions to interactively match supply and demand. 

Robust grid

A robust energy grid is necessary to accommodate the uncertainties and fluctuations of renewable energy efficiently and flexibly on a large scale. This requires coordinated investment in distribution networks such as the (natural) gas grid, the electricity grid and future heat networks.

Witteveen+Bos advises on and designs a (more) sustainable and reliable energy supply. When implementing energy projects, we are the connecting link between technology and the environment. Our role is to examine the affordability, availability and reliability of these projects.


Energy projects require customisation and a combination of experience, expertise and innovative strength from different disciplines. Projects must also be financially and legally feasible.  By combining different areas of expertise and developing proprietary (measurement) methods and technological concepts, Witteveen+Bos can offer the most advanced solutions. We also help find partners for the implementation of energy projects.

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