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Ocean Energy Europe Amare

Energy sector expertise

For decades, companies in The Hague have focused on generating energy on a global scale. However, as the world moves towards more sustainable practices, these companies are now shifting towards developing renewable energy solutions and tapping into the potential of new technologies that make a positive impact on the environment.

Ocean Energy Europe 2023

The city of The Hague had the pleasure of hosting the 10th edition of the Ocean Energy Europe Conference & Exhibition, the largest global network of ocean energy professionals, at Amare. This event brought developers of ocean technology, decision-makers, participants in the supply chain, and researchers globally together, facilitating the exchange of the most recent developments in the ocean energy sector especially on tidal and wave technology. Oceans are the world largest dependable untapped source of renewable energy which can provide 10% of Europe’s current electrical needs. 

Leaders in the Ocean Energy industry, including Hydroquest, Orbital Marine Power, Sigma Energy, DP Energy Group and CorPower Ocean, gathered to discuss the latest developments shaping the future. The conference included guided tours by EWA to facilities of leading Dutch technology developers such as Slow Mill Sustainable Power, WeCo, SeaQurrent, Water2Energy, FishFlow Innovations, REDstack and Symphony Wave Power, which provided valuable insights into pioneering innovations.

Last but not least, a special thanks to DMEC for their platinum sponsorship, and IRO - The Association of Dutch Suppliers in the Offshore Energy Industry, the Provincie Zuid-Holland and Gemeente Den Haag for their support!

The Hague is striving to be carbon neutral by 2030

The municipality of The Hague has set an ambitious goal of becoming a CO² neutral city by 2030, and the first initiatives towards this goal are showing promising results. One of these initiatives is the Dutch Renewable Energy Foundation, which was launched in late 2015 with its headquarters in The Hague. The Netherlands strives to assume a prominent role in enhancing cooperation among North Sea regions and is well-positioned to achieve significant portion, specifically one-third, of Europe’s ocean energy target between 2025 and 2050.

New energy events in The Hague

Recognizing The Hague's energy ambitions, the European Geothermal Energy Council held its European Geothermal Congress (EGC) at the World Forum The Hague in 2019. The Netherlands has made geothermal a cornerstone of its energy transition, with thousands of homes in The Hague already receiving district heating from residual heat. The country’s policy parallels the European Union’s climate and energy policy in which European countries are being encouraged to look to geothermal as a source of flexible energy for electricity, heating and cooling. The city is also working on four geothermal heating/cooling plants and 15 geothermal wells, which became operational in the city in the early 2020s. They are used to power and heat more than 100,000 homes and offices and are a cleaner option than the gas used. 

The Hague Energized

The Hague Energized is organised in collaboration with young professionals from The Hague’s energy industry, our Young Energizers, so expect a vibrant experience. The event is open for all energy professionals. Corporate or start-up, young or old, trainee or CEO, everybody is welcome to join.

Our team of Young Energizers currently consists of young professionals from: Aramco OverseasAECOMAir ProductsDutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC)McDermottNeptune EnergyRepsolShellThe Hague & PartnersTotalEnergiesUnknown GroupWorld StartupWecoWorley and the Municipality of The Hague. Meet all our Young Energizers here!

To see an impression of our passed events, go here.

Jeanine Dupigny

Get in touch with us

As new energy is one of The Hague’s important topics, the city welcomes events in this field to be organised here and in some cases will even provide subsidies.
Please contact our International Sales Manager Jeanine Dupigny for more information and support in organising your event: j.dupigny@thehague.com.