What Country Runs 100% of its Electric Trains Solely on Wind Power?

The Netherlands... they now run all of their electric trains on wind energy, meeting a goal to transition to 100 percent renewable energy.

Dutch train companies, especially industry leader NS, worked with power company Eneco to get the train systems on wind power. This makes NS the world’s first rail company that gets its energy 100% from wind power.

NS annually consumes 1.2 billion kWh of wind electricity, reportedly equivalent to the amount all households in Amsterdam consume each year. The 100 per cent wind energy-powered trains transport 600,000 passengers and three strokes of an Eneco (dutch energy company) wind turbine drives a railway train one kilometre. That means 1,200,000 train trips per day without CO2 emissions.

One hour of an operational windmill provides enough energy for a train to cross 200 km, and three rotations of a wind turbine enables a train to travel 1 km.


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