Construction of tens of thousands of homes in Amsterdam may be delayed: electricity grid cannot handle it
While the situation surrounding the housing shortage in the Netherlands is already dire enough, bad news is coming from Amsterdam. The much-needed housing plans in Amsterdam, where some 25,000 homes are on the agenda, could be delayed by seven to ten years. The reason? The power grid can’t handle it.
The Dutch electricity company Liander some major problems for the future in Amsterdam The current electricity network is taxed, that falls to read in the Parool. There are already waiting lists for the arrival of new large companies, because there is simply not enough power.
In addition to the risk that Amsterdam may miss out on the arrival of new large companies, there is another problem. The plans for the delays will build, The Hague has already been informed about this. We have been working on overloading our electricity grid for some time, but until now politicians have done too little. Now our capital seems to be the first to suffer.
Liander fears that the plans will affect the entire city ahead of schedule. The company fears that “1 in 3 streets will be open due to the transition to sustainable energy”. Which shows what an ill-considered plan the Dutch energy transition is.
We must, and will, make a rapid transition to a sustainable society. Unfortunately, a fairly important part of our infrastructure, the electricity grid, just can’t handle this yet. It takes a lot of time and money to rebuild our electricity grid. Meanwhile, there are still quite a few solar and wind farms planned across the country.
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Amsterdam will certainly not be the only one with these problems, other major cities will also be affected. Meanwhile, the climate madness continues steadily and we can whistle for new homes for the time being.