Energy-producing Goeree-OverflakkeeScenarios for a sustainable energy supply
From the analysis of the energy demand at Goeree-Overflakkee, it is clear that the demand for heating, with 44%, is the largest energy demand on the island. For the energy transition in Goeree-Overflakkee, this means explicitly looking at sustainable solutions for heating. A fully sustainable and reliable heating system requires the direction of the province and in particular the municipality, and how this can be implemented. For example, it is important to understand the consequences of the various choices. In three scenarios we looked at possible outcomes and tried to connect spatial implications. In the first scenario, residents will better insulate their homes and electrify to get rid of natural gas. The aim will be to balance supply and demand for electricity so as not to overload the electricity grid. In the second scenario residents better insulate their homes, but being on an island, surrounding water is also made use of, to collect heat collectively from surface water and use it for heating. And with variant three, Goeree-Overflakkee transforms into the energy innovation island of the Netherlands or the world. Where surpluses of electricity are converted into green raw materials and energy carriers that are used on the island and beyond. It seems that a sum of different elements from the different scenarios in different places will shape the final physical transition.