All Dutch trains are now powered 100% by electricity generated by wind energy - 11th January
Since 1st January 2017 all NS trains are running on 100% 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 goal has been reached over a year earlier that planned. Ton Boon, an NS spokesperson said ''an increase in the number of wind farms across the country and off the coast of the Netherlands had helped NS achieve its aim''
Eneco and NS said on a joint website that around 600,000 passengers daily are “the first in the world” to travel thanks to wind energy. NS operates about 5,500 train trips a day.
Total Dutch wind power generation is about 7.4 billion kWh annually. With wind power usage in 2015 equal to 12.5 billion kWh.
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