Provincial and municipal authorities are joining forces with grid operators in the 30 individual energy regions, along with housing corporations, NGOs, educational institutions and the private sector. The public also has a say in the drafting of the RES. They are working on developing a widely supported energy strategy, with decisions regarding sustainable power generation, the heat transition in the built environment and the required storage and energy infrastructure. The National RES Programme (NP RES) facilitates the regions. By developing expertise and sharing it in the form of guidelines, as well as through data analyses and calculation methods. This opens up opportunities for an open and transparent debate.
A clear point of departure for a complex process
The climate agreement presented earlier this year is starting to take shape. In order to turn the energy transition into a success, the Netherlands has been divided into 30 areas. Each of these areas will set out in a Regional Energy Strategy (RES) how they manage energy generation, the heat transition and the requisite storage of the various types of energy and the infrastructure required for the transition. The platform containing analysis maps, which was developed by Geodan in conjunction with Generation Energy and CE Delft, makes for a clear and transparent point of departure in this process. This is convenient when creating regional energy policies which are supported by the public and have a future.