Noordoostpolder Wind Farm
Along the dikes of the IJsselmeer on the western side of the Noordoostpolder, the largest wind farm of the Netherlands is being constructed. A total of 86 wind turbines have erected on shore and near shore.
Energy for more than 400,000 households
The wind farm’s 86 wind turbines will produce 1.4 billion kWh of electricity,
enough e.g. to provide electricity to over 400,000 households every day. This is roughly the number of households in the Northern Netherlands.
Fewer wind turbines, more power
The new wind farm will generate significantly more energy than the previous 50 wind turbines of the former Essent wind farm along the Westermeerdijk and the five wind turbines on and near the Zuidermeerdijk, thanks to improved wind turbine technology and favourable wind locations. One new on shore wind turbine provides as much electricity as the previous 50 wind turbines put together.
Sustainable boost to the local economy
An estimated total investment of about 1 billion euros is needed for the construction of the wind farm. Residents of Noordoostpolder, Urk and former Lemsterland can also financially participate in a section of the wind farm through an equity participation scheme. This exceptional and innovative energy project will therefore provide a sustainable boost to the local economy.
The construction of the wind farm provides employment opportunities. During the construction phase circa 300 new jobs became available. During the operational phase the wind farm will provide about 100 permanent jobs.