“TenneT and the Province of Groningen are working closely together
on projects that are helping to drive the energy transition, particularly
in Eemshaven (Port of Groningen & Chemiepark).
Any transition calls for out-of-the-box thinking, innovation, trust and collaboration. We’re
impressed at TenneT’s very thorough approach: they carefully weigh different interests
and analyse future scenarios. We look forward to partnering with TenneT again as we
play our parts in achieving the ambitious goals of the energy transition.”
Regional Minister Energy Transition
“Eemshaven is an energy port. It is a central hub for wind and sun as
well as for conventional power and connects the Danish and
Norwegian cables - Cobra and NorNed - to the Dutch grid.
In terms of stakeholders and residents, the province of Groningen is a sensitive area for
energy projects following earthquakes caused by gas extraction. We are very aware of
these sensitivities and want to inform and engage with stakeholders so we can be part
of the solution, not the problem. In the spring of 2020, we will open an information
centre for stakeholders in Eemshaven.”