The Groningen town of Dorkwerd will be the first in the Netherlands to have its own neighbourhood wind turbines.
Translation by Traci White
The Groninger Internet Courant reports that the wind turbines will be co-owned by local residents who buy so-called neighbourhood wind shares. The co-owners of the turbines will receive a discount on their electricity bill.
Residents of Paddepoel, Dorkwerd, Reitdiepwijk, Vinkhuizen and Aduard will be able to buy shares for 350 euros through a crowdfunding campaign. Once enough shares have been sold, E.A.Z. Wind, which has branches in Hoogezand and Rijswijk, will build the windmills. The plan is for the small turbines with wooden blades to start generating electricity for local homes later this year.
Residents interested in learning more about the project can attend one of two informational sessions: Tuesday, 26 June at 7:30 p.m. at Joeswerd 22, and Wednesday, 26 June at Coronastraat 1. Grunneger Power and Paddepoel Energiek will host the sessions.
Photo source: EAZ Wind/Facebook