Nederland ICT - The Netherlands

Nederland ICT - The Netherlands

Claim To Fame: 

Long-Term Agreement (LTA) on energy efficiency for the ICT-industry in the Netherlands (MJA3). The LTA provides the Dutch ICT industry a public-private platform that enables independent and transparent monitoring and improvement of energy efficiency by sharing knowledge and experiences.

Nederland ICT
The Netherlands
Main benefits & Achieved Results : 

- Total LTA-ICT energy savings by 2015: 475 GWh
- Total energy savings of 24% exceeded in 2015 the 2020 sub-target of 20%
- ICT-industry ranks 4th in reported process energy efficiency improvements by percentage.
- Total LTA-ICT sustainable energy 2015: 1.540 GWh.
- Total reported percentage of renewables: 83 %.
- ICT-industry ranks 3rd in renewable energy usage by percentage.

Presentation of the initiative: 

ICT-sector used 16,6 PJ energy in 2015 and is the 4th largest industry in the LTA MJA3. 16,2 PJ (97%) of total energy usage is electricity, about 1.800 GWh p/a. The ICT-industry energy usage is decoupled from strong growth of data traffic. Energy usage of telecom declines slightly, while Datacenters show modest growth, and focus shifts from datacenter cooling measures to load optimization in datacenters.
The objectives of the project are:
- Between 2005-2020 total 30% energy efficiency improvement (av 2% per annum).
- Participating companies in LTA cover at least 80% of sector energy usage.
- LTAs per industry covering 40 different industries and 1.100 companies (incl ETS).
- ICT-industry signed the LTA MJA3 in 2008, 34 participating ICT companies in 2016.

Commitments for the future & other relevant information: 

LTA energy plans can be replicated to any other cities willing to bring on board all ICT stakeholders. It needs to offer compliancy with national rules, i.e: environmental energy regulation, EU Energy Efficiency Directive and the plan needs to be approved by national and local competent authorities.

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