Dutch ANWB sells green energy at cost price
On Tuesday, ANWB, the Dutch organization for traffic and tourism, presented ANWB Energie, a pilot project cooperating with energy provider EnergyZero. ANWB Energie sells green electricity and gas from the Netherlands at cost price. Subscribers all pay the same fair and transparent rate.
The future is electric, and consumption will even rise. The organization expects the number of electric cars on Dutch roads to increase rapidly in the coming years. According to estimations, today, about 1,9 million electric cars are riding around in the Netherlands.
ANWB Energie only uses the available green electricity from wind farms and solar panels and makes it accessible at a fair and transparent rate. The organization says it wants to make – and keep – the switch to renewable energy feasible and affordable for everybody.
The green energy price is dynamic: the price for electricity differs per hour; the price for gas per day. ANWB Energie uses a subscription formula, but people pay the cost price without any profit margin. And those who move their energy consumption to off-peak hours, when energy is cheap(er), even save extra money.
Sustainable energy provision
ANWB Energie is available for anybody, with or without an electric car. ANWB’s ambition is to make the electric car the center of its sustainable energy provision. A full car battery of 64 kWh contains enough energy for the energy consumption of an average household.
Those who charge intelligently will be able in the future to use their electric car as their own energy storage. Then, when demand is high, they can even supply energy to their neighbors or resell it to the grid.