Energy sector expertise
For decades, companies in The Hague have been focusing on generation of energy on a global scale. Currently these parties are shifting to developing renewable energy solutions and tapping into the potential of new technologies that make a positive impact on the environment.
To this end, the municipality of The Hague recently set the ambitious goal of becoming a CO² neutral city by the year 2030.
The Hague is striving to be carbon neutral by 2030
The first initiatives show a promising start towards attaining this goal.
- One of these is the Dutch Renewable Energy Foundation which was launched in late 2015 with its headquarters in The Hague.
- The potential to achieve the 2030 ambition is further backed by the presence of institutions that score highly on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index such as Aegon.
The Hague is also home to one of the most recognised names in the Energy industry, Royal Dutch Shell, as well as being a regional centre for other important players such as Kuwait Petroleum (Q8). Orsted & Total. This is then the logical place for several networks and organisations that represent the interests of companies holding exploration licences in the Netherlands, such as NOGEPA and VNPI.
This infrastructure opens up opportunities for companies working in Oil & Gas as well as for events being held here on this topic.
Various international Energy engineering enterprises such as Worley & McDermott have chosen The Hague for their operations.
New energy events in The Hague
Recognising 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 and as such was an excellent stage for EGC 2019. 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.
Thousands of homes in The Hague are already receiving district heating from residual heat and the city is working on four geothermal heating/cooling plants and 15 geothermal wells which will become operational in the city by the early 2020s. They will be used to power and heat more than 100,000 homes and offices and will be a much cleaner option than the gas currently 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.