KPN inks Eneco deal to install solar panels on windfarm  


Both KPN’s fixed and mobile networks have been using green energy since 2011 


Dutch telco KPN has announced the signing of a 15-year deal to source green energy from Eneco.  

Eneco is currently deploying around 88,000 solar panels at its existing windfarm in Kabeljauwbeek.  

From 2025, this solar–wind farm will provide renewable electricity to KPN’s fixed and mobile networks. 

Every year, KPN will purchase over 47 GWh (gigawatt hours) of electricity from the solar farm, as well as 200 GWh of additional electricity from the upcoming Ecowende wind farm once this is completed in 2027.  

By combining wind and solar energy collection at the same site, Eneco is seeking to create one of Europe’s most efficient renewable energy generating locations. Combining these two renewable sources, the company says, will ensure that the energy generated matches consumption as closely as possible, reducing the need for other energy sources.  

The move forms part of KPN’s efforts to make the Netherlands’ electricity production more sustainable. By 2030, KPN wants to reduce its total energy consumption by 20%. 

Solar panels have been installed on 40 of KPN’s technical buildings in recent years, meaning that once this deal is once the solar farm is up and running, two thirds of the KPN’s electricity consumption will be renewable by 2027. 

“In three years’ time, almost all our customers will be using the internet via a sustainable and efficient network that we feed with the right power at the right time, via energy from the sun and wind,” said KPN CEO Joost Farwerck in a press release. 

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