Collaboration and sharing knowledge
The Municipality of The Hague, the energy companies Eneco, E.ON Benelux and the housing corporations Staedion, Vestia and Haag Wonen are joining forces in the Geothermal Heat The Hague Partnership (Aardwarmte Den Haag v.o.f.) and are working towards a clean and sustainable city. The six parties are sharing knowledge and expertise to be able to implement the geothermal project well and to make the alliance a successful example of how to provide heat in a sustainable and customer friendly way.
Cutting back on CO2
Geothermal Heat The Hague is contributing towards a clean and sustainable city by cutting back on CO2 emission. CO2 is the greatest cause of the greenhouse effect. Moreover, fossil fuels will become scarce in the future. Through setting up Geothermal Heat The Hague, CO2 emission is reduced by 5,000 metric tons per year – 70 percent less than regular heating methods – and three million cubic meters of natural gas is saved. This geothermal heat project is unique in the Netherlands because geothermal heat has not previously been used for heating thousands of homes and companies. The Hague wants to be CO2 neutral by 2040. Through this project Geothermal Heat The Hague is making a big contribution towards the city’s ambition.
Inspiring and stimulating
One of the functions of Geothermal Heat The Hague is to act as an example, for its technique as well as its location. Through this project Geothermal Heat The Hague is giving a big drive to activate and use sustainable energy, but is also providing a physical place for the notion of sustainability. Geothermal Heat The Hague is making geothermics visible for The Hague and the rest of the Netherlands. We are showing that good collaboration is the key to bringing about the provision of sustainable energy and with this we want to inspire and stimulate citizens, governments, the business community and social groups to come up with other sustainable initiatives together.