Renewable energy

Customisation between technology, living environment and stakeholders

The energy landscape is undergoing a major transition. It will take the next few decades to make the switch from fossil to non-fossil energy sources. Incorporating green energy sources (such as solar and wind energy) and related technologies has serious impacts on our living environment. Coordination and customisation are key to achieve a successful and supported energy transition.

A growing range of technologies is available as an alternative to fossil energy. Solar parks and wind farms (onshore and offshore) are leading the way, but heat and cold networks, smart thermal grids, geothermal energy and power from hydrogen are also being added to the options at a punishing rate.

Customisation

The energy transition offers many opportunities, but also requires considered choices. For each project, the most appropriate energy source or sources must be carefully selected. A ‘one size fits all’ solution is neither desirable nor feasible. Customisation leads to the most optimal alignment with local needs, the environment and stakeholders.

Feasibility

It starts with exploring the feasibility. This depends on factors such as the available technology, available grid capacity, impact on the living environment, support from local residents and costs. In this process, a business case that currently has a negative impact due to rising energy prices, for instance, can easily balance out some time later.

Local environment

It is important that renewable, local energy sources are optimally integrated into the local environment and can be connected to new or existing networks. Any impact on the environment, humans and animals must be taken into account. Our advice and designs therefore take the local environment and stakeholders into account.

Entire spectrum

We strive for reliable, sustainable and economical solutions that best suit their needs and situation. This obviously also means that they are legally sustainable. By combining different areas of expertise within our field and due to our experience with a wide range of renewable energy options, we can offer the most advanced solutions. If necessary, we help find suitable partners for the implementation of energy projects. We serve clients across the spectrum: from policy support to specific advice to companies on how to optimise their energy consumption.

Witteveen+Bos is active in the following sub-areas: 

  • Wind energy  
  • Solar energy 
  • Geothermal energy
  • Bioenergy 
  • Hydropower 
  • Energy saving in buildings
  • Energy efficiency and energy reuse for companies 
  • Energy storage 
  • Smart grids 
  • Hydrogen 
  • Heat and cold networks

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Energy, Water and Environment