North Sea Canal Area Energy Transition
NoordzeekanaalA development strategy for the energy transition
The ambition of the North Sea Canal Area Governance Platform (NZKG) is to make the largest possible contribution to the energy transition and circular economy in the international competitive position of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (MRA). The advice on an energy transition development strategy for the NZKG describes the basic steps for the short term and the other important directions for development.
[b] StudioMarcoVermeulen b has, in collaboration with CE Delft, commissioned by the North Sea Canal Area project office, contributed to the development strategy for the energy transition in the North Sea Canal area.
As a port area and an industrial cluster, the North Sea Canal Area is an important link within the Netherlands BV.
The North Sea canal area as a port area and industrial cluster will have to be transformed towards a greener energy hub in 2050 in order to be able to achieve large CO2 reductions but also to increase the future-proofness of the area. This resilience is essential to be able to continue to fulfill its hub function in the changing world. With this, the North Sea Canal Area clearly takes its place in the Dutch energy system.
Making multiple energy infrastructures future-proof and robust whereby exchange can also take place between the different infrastructures seems to be the best strategy for both the short and the long term. In addition, it will also have to be explored whether exchange and synergy is possible within (and between) other clusters in the Netherlands, and which types of energy infrastructures fit in with this.