Dutch railroad entirely powered by energy from wind farms
All Dutch trains since the first of January 2017 have been powered 100 percent by energy obtained from wind turbines. The Netherlands is the first country in the world where all rail public transport is powered by wind energy.
– Since the first of January, 100 percent of our trainsów is powered by wind energy – said Ton Boon, spokesman for Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), the head of theóof the Netherlands’ largest rail carrier.
Dutch energy company Enemo two years ago won a tender initiated by NS. The two companies have signed an agreement for a 10-year wspólation, whichórej condition was to switch to wind power by January 2018 for the entire fleet of the Dutch carrier. As you can see, spóenergy company fulfilled its contract a year ahead of schedule. – We reached our goal a year earlier than planned – admitted Boon.
NS realizes 5,500 cruisesóin a day. 600,000 passengerów daily subróThe first in the world to do so using wind energy.
According to AFP, the Dutch carrier claims that one hour of operation of a single windmill provides the energy needed to travel about 200 kilometers ofów by train.