In the next few years, all electric trains will be powered by wind energy. From 2018, it will be 100%. With this, Dutch railway operator NS wants to make a positive contribution to the world by being the leader in providing sustainable mobility,’ says Ralph Luijt, Manager Energy & Environment at NS Reizigers. Saving energy is key in the partnership between NS and Eneco. ‘By 2020, NS wants to halve its power consumption per passenger-kilometre compared to 2005. This tender will in no way result in more expensive train tickets. By being more energy-efficient, and using increasingly energy-efficient trains, railway operators are saving energy every year. Since 2005, power consumption per passenger-kilometre at NS has already been reduced by 30%.
This energy saving creates space for us to invest in green power. Half of this is Eneco HollandseWind®, green power from Dutch wind farms.