NUON WINS DUTCH RAILWAY DEAL

Netherlands Nuon will supply renewable energy over the next two years to the Dutch Railways (NS) and railway infrastructure company ProRail for all train stations, infrastructure and maintenance workshops.

The new contract includes 240 gigawatt-hours per year, similar to the consumption of 70,000 households.

Nuon provides a total of 2,300 connections at NS and ProRail: not only to all the trainstations but also to the workshops, the traffic control posts, offices and the heating of points. The agreement is valid for two years, with the option to extend until 2021.

Solid sustainability ambitions
Peter Smink, CEO of Nuon, says he is happy that the tender was awarded to Nuon. "Nuon delivers together with NS and ProRail Stations a substantial contribution to the objectives of the use of renewable energy in the Netherlands. We have solid sustainability ambitions and want to be free of fossil fuels within a generation."

Carola Waithera, NS-manager for corporate social responsibility is also pleased: "By continuing the contract with Nuon we set the line to deliver energy to the train stations and the infrastructure in a sustainable way. Not only is the customers journey 100 percent sustainable by using wind power, but everything from check-in to check-out will be without CO2 emissions."

Switching to renewable energy
More and more companies and governments choose to transition to renewable energy. Last year Nuon  made a contract with Microsoft to supply them with wind power from the Wind farm Wieringermeer and also reached a big deal with the national Government to supply the Ministry of Defense with renewable power.

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