Typically Eneco

  • Sustainable energy for everyone
  • No to coal and nuclear energy
  • Truly Dutch with international ambitions

100% sustainable energy for everyone

With our cooperative we aim, together with Eneco, to help solve a societal problem. We are looking for what binds us together. That could be a street with a collective demand for insulation measures, or a communal roof that is suitable for solar panels.

Lex Mellink, Eemstroom Energy Collective

Wouldn't it be great if, in future, we all had sustainable energy at our disposal? Energy which is generated, used, sold or shared with others in your own environment. We have only got one planet Earth, and we shouldn't put more of a strain on it than is strictly necessary. In addition, generating sustainable energy yourself makes you independent, and can save a lot of money in the long run. That is why Eneco is looking for energy solutions together with you that allow you to retain personal control of your energy supply and costs.

We are making real strides, but there is still more to do

Of all the major energy companies, Eneco has been rated the most sustainable. Seven organisations including the Dutch Consumers' Association (Consumentenbond), the Netherlands Society for Nature and Environment (Natuur & Milieu) and Greenpeace, conducted a study looking at how sustainable energy suppliers really are. We have achieved this position primarily as a result of our investments in sustainable energy, and the amount of green power which Eneco generates itself. And you can get involved too – for example, by choosing Eneco HollandseWind®. This way, we can make even more progress.


No to coal and nuclear energy

Like you, we want energy to be affordable and available and stay that way. Fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas are harmful to the environment, and there is only a limited supply of these resources. They are also becoming more expensive as their availability decreases. For a long time, we thought nuclear energy was the solution, but processing or storing radioactive waste presents huge problems. That is why we are already investing in alternative sources of energy. Eneco has no coal-fired power plants, and we are saying “no” to nuclear energy. We prefer to invest in energy-saving initiatives and projects related to wind and solar energy, or energy from biomass. Wind and sun will never run out and are ‘free’. Unfortunately, we do not have sufficient capacity as yet in the Netherlands to provide all of us with clean energy. So that we can guarantee your energy supply in the meantime, we are continuing to make use of efficient and relatively clean gas power plants until the day we can.

Like you, we want energy to be affordable and available and stay that way. Fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas are harmful to the environment, and there is only a limited supply of these resources. They are also becoming more expensive as their availability decreases. For a long time, we thought nuclear energy was the solution, but processing or storing radioactive waste presents huge problems. That is why we are already investing in alternative sources of energy. Eneco has no coal-fired power plants, and we are saying “no” to nuclear energy. We prefer to invest in energy-saving initiatives and projects related to wind and solar energy, or energy from biomass. Wind and sun will never run out and are ‘free’. Unfortunately, we do not have sufficient capacity as yet in the Netherlands to provide all of us with clean energy. So that we can guarantee your energy supply in the meantime, we are continuing to make use of efficient and relatively clean gas power plants until the day we can.

Truly Dutch with international ambitions

You may not be aware of it, but you are benefiting from us in a number of different ways. The shareholders of Eneco Group are 55 different Dutch municipalities. A large part of the profit we make is returned to the shareholders – in other words, to society – in the form of dividends. Therefore, we feel a great sense of responsibility about this, and attach huge value to our relationship with you and with our environment. Eneco Group is a truly Dutch company with more than 100 years of experience. We know the Dutch market inside out, and want nothing more than for our company to belong to ‘all of us’. And that is possible.

As an autonomous, independent energy company, we can opt for a future course which is completely centred on sustainability. To help meet the growing demand for green energy, we have international ambitions. We are investing in those European countries in which natural energy sources are available in abundance, such as wind in the UK and sun in France. In addition, we are active on the Belgian and British markets. Here, too, we are striving for local, sustainable and affordable energy for all our customers.

Sustainable partnerships

More and more people are choosing sustainable energy, but it is important that it is affordable. If green solutions become cheaper, sustainability becomes attainable for everyone. Together with our partners, we are developing and improving sustainable technologies, and making agreements about such things as bringing down CO₂ emissions.

Eneco is a member of De Groene Zaak (The Green Cause – a Dutch platform for sustainable business trendsetters), the European Federation for Living, and a strategic partner of the World Wildlife Fund. In addition, we are the initiator of One Planet Thinking (OPT), together with the WWF and Ecofys.

Read more about our sustainable partners and suppliers here.
Partnerships in the media 

Affordable prices and sustainability can go hand in hand

As an entrepreneur, I get as many as eight or nine phone calls every week from companies offering me all sorts of fantastic deals. But at the end of the day, there is no advantage – it even turns out more expensive in the longer term. There are only a few companies that really have your interests in mind.

Johan in ’t Hout, De Otter Fishmonger's, The Hague

Trust is one of the most important reasons for people to choose a certain brand. In addition, market research has shown that people would rather pay a lower price for their energy supply than choose the sustainable option. We are showing that a combination of the two is possible. You get the opportunity to save energy, use sustainable energy and/or generate energy yourself, all while paying a competitive price.

Our mission – sustainable energy for everyone – sets the tone for everything we do. For this reason, we prefer to focus on building long-term relationships with our customers. Taking part in energy auctions does not fit into this picture.

Saving and generating yourself are becoming more and more easy. As a result, you are becoming more independent, with control over your own energy bills. We are helping you to achieve this in a range of different ways.