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Friday, 11 August 2023

Energy Weather Report now available on Weerplaza

Since May 1, 2023, energy weather reports have been available on Weerplaza and Weeronline twice a week. With this, parent company Infoplaza is taking over from TenneT, Gasunie and the Dutch Renewable Energy Association (NVDE).

Read more about the intiative here.

The energy weather report was developed to make people aware of fluctuations in the weather and our dependence on renewable energy, especially since energy production will increasingly depend on wind and sun in the coming decades. It is important that we use available energy sparingly and use green power at times when it is plentiful. This results in less use of fossil fuels, which consequently means less CO2 emissions and slows down global warming. Moreover, smart energy use has a positive impact on the load on the electricity grid.

The reports are shown twice a week, on Mondays on Weerplaza and Thursdays on Weeronline. Infoplaza added a new element in cooperation with TenneT, Gasunie and the NVDE. It explains how yields are constructed and what regional differences there are. In addition, as in the previous energy weather reports, viewers are given tips for saving energy and using renewable energy at the right times.

On a bright day, more solar energy is available. When the wind is strong, wind turbines are running at full speed. At these times, there is a lot of clean energy available and energy is cheap. Then, when we run our laundry and charge our car, we do so mostly on renewable energy. On a cold day, on the other hand, it is important to keep the heat inside. Being smart about the weather has great advantages. For example, we need to use less gas and coal, thus reducing our dependence on foreign energy. This is also better for the climate. If you have a real-time energy contract, then it is even more advantageous. In short, follow the energy weather report and make the weather work for you.

You can find the energy weather reports here.

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