The Netherlands has committed itself to reaching a low-carbon energy system that is reliable, affordable and safe in 2050. Within this context, the Dutch Energy Agreement represents an irreversible step towards achieving this goal. As part of the Energy Agreement, two of seven remaining coal-fired power stations that are currently operational in The Netherlands will be closed mid-2017.
On 26 November 2015, the second chamber of the Dutch Parliament has accepted a motion that asks the minister of Economic Affairs to develop a plan to phase-out coal-fired electricity generation in The Netherlands.
In response to this request, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MinEZ) has asked Frontier to model several scenarios with our European power market simulation model and to evaluate these scenarios based on the given set of indicators.