Windpark Krammer, the Netherlands
We aim to use our scale to help catalyze and develop new local renewable through initiatives such as purchase power agreements. For example, in the Netherlands, we’re engaged in a unique ‘bottom-up’ initiative – Windpark Krammer – in which local citizens have taken the initiative to drive the development of a wind park in partnership with a consortium of four large-scale energy users including DSM, AkzoNobel, Google and Philips. When Windpark Krammer comes online in 2018, around 5% of its output will be used to provide local homes and small businesses with renewable power, while the remaining 95% of the power generated will be used by the consortium’s four industrial partners. Once at full capacity, Windpark Krammer will supply DSM with 90GWh of renewable electricity – or nearly 10% of the total amount of electricity DSM purchased in 2015.
Belvidere, United States
In December 2014 DSM announced the opening of a solar field at our plant in Belvidere (NJ), United States. The solar field not only stands as a symbol of DSM’s commitment to sustainable manufacturing in the United States, but also produces approximately 30-40% of the Belvidere plant’s electricity needs at peak production.