At the same time, the City of Rotterdam supports tangible benefits from wind energy for its citizens. These benefits can take many forms, such as bonds for local residents, cheaper power, or investments in an area fund. Financial participation for the immediate vicinity has now been adopted as a condition in the development of future wind energy projects. This, therefore, clearly benefits the people of Rotterdam. The details as to how the City of Rotterdam intends to work out how wind energy will be created will be specified in a 'Wind energy guideline' still to be developed for Rotterdam.
The City Council has stated that it aims to create 350 MW of wind power within the municipal boundaries of Rotterdam by 2025, of which at least 300 MW is to be generated in the port area.
350 MW is sufficient for the annual energy consumption of 200,000 households. The City of Rotterdam supports efforts to reduce CO2 emissions in energy consumption and the use of raw materials. Wind energy is an inexhaustible source of energy that will reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.
See for more information The Rotterdam Programme on Sustainability and Climate Change 2014 - 2018.
Information about projects is only available in Dutch. See http://www.rotterdam.nl/windenergie.