ACM clears the grid connection of the Wieringermeer wind farm


The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) has given TenneT, the Dutch transmission system operator for electricity, permission to connect the Wieringermeer wind farm located in the Dutch province of North Holland to its grid. This wind farm is projected to generate enough sustainable power for 370,000 households.

ACM has granted TenneT a temporary exemption from the rules, which means TenneT is only required to have one connection to a high-voltage station instead of two connections. The exemption applies to TenneT until the second connection becomes operational. If a power failure occurs during that period, it has been agreed that the connected wind turbines will not supply any power. Thanks to the exemption granted by ACM, the wind farm will become operational sooner. In this way, ACM helps towards the energy transition.

See also:
- 12-4-2019 Draft decision on exemption from Grid code for Middenmeer station (in Dutch)