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
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.
Our strategic partners
The municipality as well several key partners play a vital role in linking companies with important local and national partners:
- Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
- Association of Dutch Suppliers in the Oil and Gas Industry (IRO)
- Netherlands Wind Energy Association (NWEA)
- The Netherlands Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Association (NOGEPA)
- The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)
- Delft University of Technology
- Platform Geothermie
- Dutch Association Geothermal Operators (DAGO)
- The Hague Business Agency (THBA)
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: email@example.com.