BMI View : O verall the future is looking positive for the renewable energy market in the Netherlands. While government downgrades of renewable energy targets undermined confidence in the sector in the short term, more substantial subsidies and long - term support for growth are encouraging potential investors and we are seeing a range of projects filling up the pipeline, particularly in terms of new wind capacity.
As part of the EU, the Netherlands was obliged to set targets for renewable energy generation; these were initially set at 20% of the energy mix, which was then downgraded to 16% and yet further to 14% by 2020. The government has now agreed to a target of 16% renewable energy by 2023, suggesting reaffirmed commitment to long-term renewable energy aims.
Wind power is the key component of the renewable energy mix in the Netherlands, accounting for just under 60% of non-hydro renewable energy capacity in 2014, equal to a little over 10% of the country's total energy mix. We have revised our forecasts for growth in wind generation over the forecast period through to 2023 due to a range of new onshore and offshore projects. These include the Gemini Wind Farm, located off the Dutch island of Schiermonnikoog in the North Sea which will have 600MW capacity through 150 units of 4MW Siemens wind turbines and is due online in 2017 and the 144MW Westermeerwind near-shore project which is due online in 2016.
As projects like these come online, we expect to see more substantial growth in wind power generation, which we are now forecasting will increase by between 5% and 11% per year throughout the forecast period. We are therefore forecasting a substantial increase from 6.43TWh generation in 2015 to 15.45TWh generation in 2015. While this is still falling short of the government targets for wind power, we believe that the increased level of community involvement and a growing sense of investment and ownership on the part of the public are likely to encourage...
The Netherlands Renewables Report researched at source contains Business Monitor International (BMI)'s assessment of the current renewables market in Netherlands. The report also contains historical data together with forecasts to end-2018 covering electricity generation (TWh) and electricity capacity (MW).
The renewables sectors covered in the report include Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Tidal and Wave, and Biomass (See Table of Contents for exact coverage). The report also features details on government green energy agendas and funding opportunities, as well as presenting a detailed list of key renewables projects currently being planned or undertaken in Netherlands, their capacity, the timeframe of construction and their current status.
The report discusses the various energy policies currently in force, including targets, subsidies and the relevant infrastructure developments or limitations which might impact on renewables growth, analysing the potential effects of regulatory changes in conjunction with the background macroeconomic outlook. Finally, there is a general overview of the competitive landscape in Netherlands, together with a detailed summary of the main utilities and manufacturers present and their business operations.
BMI's Netherlands Renewables Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with unique independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Netherlands renewables industry.
- Benchmark BMI's independent renewables industry forecasts for Netherlands to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and planning in the renewables market.
- Target business opportunities and risks in the Netherlands renewables sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in the country.
BMI Industry View
Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering the renewables market in Netherlands, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant multinational and national company developments.
Industry SWOT Analysis
Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the renewables sector and within the broader political, economic and business environment.
BMI Industry Forecasts
Historic data series (2010-2012) and forecasts to end-2018 for electricity generation (TWh) and electricity generating capacity (MW) for each individual renewables sector present in the country.
These in turn are broken down into:
Electricity Generation: Overall capacity (TWh), growth % change year-on-year, KWh per capita, % of Total Non-Hydropower renewables generation, % of total electricity generation.
Electricity Capacity: Overall capacity (MW), growth % change year-on-year, % of non-hydroelectric renewables capacity and % of total capacity.
These forecasts are in turn supported by explicit assumptions, in conjunction with analysis of the key risks to the main forecast.
Business Environment Rankings
BMI's Renewables Business Environment Rankings provide fully comparable Risk-Reward Rankings aimed at investors in the regional renewables market.
The rankings methodology makes sophisticated use of various industry, economic and demographic data point.