Energy Egchelse Heide and De Kookepan wind farms mainly used locally
The eight wind turbines of Egchelse Heide wind farm and De Kookepan wind farm are in the final stage of construction. The wind farms’ combined annual production of approximately 88 GWh of electricity (equivalent to the energy consumption of some 30,000 households), will be used locally where possible. All the residents and companies in the Peel en Maas region and the Leudal region will be able to use the generated green power.
At present, the final touches are being made to the turbines to ensure that they will be in perfect working order in September when the official opening of both wind farms will take place. Wind farm Egchelse Heide and wind farm De Kookepan, citizen energy cooperatives Peel Energie | om and Leudal Energie | om, and Eneco are working together closely, in order to see to it that the generated energy actually remains in the region.
The power that will be generated by both wind farms will be supplied to Eneco, who will then supply it to the local energy cooperatives Peel Energie | om and Leudal Energie | om. Both cooperatives are part of the same energy collective, om | nieuwe energie, which ensures that the power generated by the Egchelse Heide and De Kookepan wind farms can be supplied to households in the region.
Customers of Peel Energie | om and Leudal Energie | om can rest assured that any profit from the production of wind energy will flow back to the community. It will be used to finance other sustainability projects in the region and to lower the energy rates paid by the customers.
It is already possible for residents of the Peel en Maas region and the Leudal region to enter into a local wind power energy contract with Peel Energie | om and Leudal Energie | om. From that moment, they can be sure that the power that will be supplied to them will be green and, as of September, that this green power will be generated by both wind farms.