Wind park Roompotsluis

Bunnik, Netherlandswww.e-connection.nl/
Invested through
  • Triodos Energy Transition Europe Fund
Asset ClassesPrivate equity
Impact strategyEnergy and Climate
Tonnes of CO₂ emissions avoided11,995
Capacity (in MW)12
Number of households provided with clean electricity12,488
Amount of clean electricity produced (in MWh)38,101
Aligned with SDGs

In 2006, Triodos Energy Transition Europe Fund acquired wind farm Roompotsluis in a joint venture with developer E.Connection. The wind farm operates four Vestas wind turbines and is located on the Oosterscheldekering, an area in the province of Zeeland known for its high wind speeds. The assets were among the fund’s first investments in wind generation. Situated along the dikes protecting the southern region of the Netherlands from the sea, the wind turbines benefit from the higher wind speed due to their proximity to the sea. At the same time, they have a solid foundation in the strip of artificial land constructed around the dike, and are more easily accessible than offshore wind farms, making it cheaper to run them.

Being close to the end of their lifetime, the old turbines will be replaced with new ones. This is part of a repowering plan in which existing wind turbines will be replaced with higher turbines that are able to double the electricity output. Most of the turbines will be replaced in 2021 and 2022.