The transition towards renewable energy is urgent. With a growing world population and wealth, energy demands keep increasing and the environmental impact of the use of fossil fuel is dramatic. Royal HaskoningDHV wants to lead the change towards renewable green energy, together with our stakeholders and society.

The Dutch Province of Overijssel aims for 20% of the total energy used in Overijssel to come from renewable energy sources by 2020. The province, being the first in the Netherlands, set up an Energy Fund as a structural way for investments in renewable energy. The fund encourages investment in new energy sources such as biomass, solar and geothermal energy. The fund has an initial size of € 250 million.

The Province of Overijssel has chosen to manage the fund through a separate company. The partnership of ASN Bank, Royal HaskoningDHV and Start Green came forward as the best supplier in the European tender procedure. The fund operates independently in the market. Former Secretary Pieter van Geel has been appointed as Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

The Energy Fund provides companies, institutions and housing associations in Overijssel the opportunity to present their projects in the field of energy and the production of new energy finance through equity, loans and guarantees. All disbursements from the Fund will be repaid. The fund aims to provide a financial return of 2%.

Royal HaskoningDHV has provided many services for the Energy Fund over the course of 5 years, such as setting up fund organisation and the assessment framework for potential projects, project acquisition, financial modelling and due diligence activities.

We are the consultant engineer who can lead you through the path of energy transition. We have the overview: we know the implications of our advice and are very experienced in moving between strategy and implementation. Vision, strategy, concept development, feasibility, detail engineering and asset management are essential elements in our approach. Therefore we offer an integrated solution for urban and rural areas: from concept development to realisation and asset management.