Climate change, energy consumption and carbon emission

Input and correlations relevant to issue

Issue definition

As a link in the energy supply chain, Alliander is responsible for the energy consumption and related carbon emissions of its networks, buildings and fleet, as well as for promoting efficient, sustainable energy generation and consumption.

Stakeholder expectation

As a result of the changing climate, the sea level is rising and extreme weather events such as storms and longer periods of drought or precipitation are more common. Climate change is a global problem. Stakeholders expect an active climate policy aimed at achieving lower emissions throughout the energy supply chain. In addition to our own and energy network-related emissions, our role in the energy transition contributes to lower emissions through energy consumption.

Our long-term objective

We strive to reduce our carbon emissions: on balance, we want to be climate neutral by 2023.

Contribution from Alliander

Alliander is preparing for situations where business operations may be affected by the consequences of extreme weather conditions. At the same time, we have a large gross carbon footprint. Carbon emissions contribute to climate change, and it is important to strive to reduce these emissions in order to reduce this impact. We implement greening programmes. Alliander is undertaking various activities to reduce carbon emissions, and we are increasingly greening energy consumption and network losses through the purchase of Guarantee of Origin certificates for sustainable energy produced in the Netherlands. Together with the Dutch network operators, we are working on standardising the way we calculate our footprint. As a result, our CO2-related emissions have continued to decline in recent years.

Relationship with Alliander impact model: human capital

Climate change due to carbon emissions

Link with strategy

Accessibility, affordability


Insufficient long-term regulatory focus

Stakeholder information