Friday, September 2, 2016

Netherlands: Dutch Geothermal Energy Industry Growing Quickly

Rapid development of geothermal energy in The Netherlands (IF Technology)

Geothermal energy is developing rapidly in The Netherlands. There are several reasons for this extraordinary growth. One of the biggest is the excellent regulatory framework implemented by the Dutch government over the past years. There are some lessons to be learned here that might help other countries boost the development of their geothermal sector as well

The result of these measures is that the Dutch geothermal market is now the fastest growing in Europe by a large margin as shown below. The Dutch geothermal sector has seen a steady 50% annual growth-rate in output over the past 4 years. One of the main reasons is the sound regulatory framework set up since 2011. This could serve as an inspiration for other countries looking to boost their geothermal energy production.