The Dow site in Seneffe is able to meet its electricity needs with energy it generates itself.
The site has had a cogeneration plant since 2009 which allows the costs and emissions of CO2 to be reduced by 700 tonnes per annum and generates 50% of the site’s annual heating requirement and 15% of its electricity requirement.
In 2011, the site invested in installing a first wind turbine with annual output of 2.3 MW, which is equivalent to the electricity requirements of 1000 homes. This wind turbine covers 20% of the site’s electricity needs while reducing CO2 emissions by 1500 tonnes per annum. A second wind turbine was installed in 2018 and commissioned in January 2019. The annual output of this wind turbine is 2.3 MW. It covers 15% of the site’s electricity needs while reducing CO2 emissions by 1100 tonnes per annum.
The Dow site in Seneffe also installed photovoltaic panels in 2014 which generate 220 MWh of green electricity per annum, covering 1% of its annual electricity requirement.