Dutch Electric Trains Get 100% Powered by Wind Energy

According to the national railway company NS, its renewables goal had been met a year earlier than planned, since from the 1st of  January, 100% of its trains are running on wind energy”.

Dutch electricity company Eneco won a tender offered by NS two years ago and the two companies signed a 10-year deal setting January 2018 as the date by which all NS trains should run on wind energy.

The fact that it is been an increase in the nomber of wind farms across the contry and off the coast of the Netherlands had helped achieve its aim a year earlier than planned.

This fact makes the Netherlands the first country in the world to have  around 600,000 passengers daily that travel propelled by wind energy. Overall, the NS operates about 5,500 train trips a day.

So as to allow you to have an idea of what it is like, one windmill running for an hour is able to power a train for 120 miles, the companies said. However, they hope to reduce the energy used per passenger by a further 35% by 2020 compared with 2005.

Source. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/10/dutch-trains-100-percent-wind-powered-ns