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There is more than enough renewable energy available and it’s waiting to be harvested. Our objective: to develop more renewable energy in the Netherlands and increase its acceptance. Energy transition means a changing landscape to which we must all become accustomed. This requires expert analysis, good communication and personal support for the local community and implementers during these changes. Together, we are working on a future that runs on renewable energy.
Our mission: furthering responsible growth of renewable energy and increasing its social acceptance. We support vision and policy development, conduct technical, spatial and financial feasibility studies, handle permit procedures, draw up environmental impact assessments and provide environmental management and participation.
Renewable energy requires people. The provision of renewable energy requires more than only reliable, affordable technology. As a society, we must learn to live and work with these new forms of energy. Bosch & van Rijn combine their affinity with clean technology with the human ability to listen and cooperate.Working at Bosch & van Rijn
Useful advice requires clear questions. We listen carefully to what our clients want. Where necessary, we help delineate the questions, so our analysis fits the situation seamlessly.Start a project
Targeted and customer-friendly: this describes our methods. Keeping sight of the questions, we search for the most efficient way to find answers. Considerable consultation and feedback are focal points, making our results immediately applicable. Together with our clients, we have been applying this process successfully for years.
Cooperation leads to success. The result is always the red thread in our method, and we collaborate with our clients to bring every challenge to a successful conclusion. The result is clear, executable, innovative where necessary, and brings your project a step closer to realisation or indeed carries it across the finish line.
Bosch & van Rijn is the leading consultancy for renewable energy in the Netherlands. In 2004, Geert Bosch and Ruud van Rijn joined forces to work with great dedication on the growth of renewable energy in the Netherlands. What began with policy advice for the integration of wind energy was expanded with spatial advice, analysis, permit procedures, communication and participation for renewable energy projects throughout the Netherlands.
Our growing team consists of 13 consultants, each with their own expertise, all dedicated to making your renewable energy endeavours a success.
Geert has over 25 years of experience with the wind energy plans of governments, developers and initiators. He has worked as project manager and senior consultant for large, complex wind projects and specialises in the social and spatial aspects of wind energy, environmental management and mediation. He combines his affinity with clean energy with his ability to listen to people.
Geert studied Social Geography in Utrecht.
Ruud is a highly experienced senior advisor in renewable energy, specialising in wind energy. He has 20 years of experience in policy, planning and realisation of renewable energy technologies. He has completed complex renewable energy projects for ministries, project developers, multinationals, the World Bank and the EU. He always focuses on achieving the final goal.
Ruud studied Physical Geography in Utrecht and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, USA.
Ruud van Rijn
Jeroen is an experienced all-round wind energy expert. He works as project leader and content advisor for MERs, feasibility studies, financial analyses, acoustics, shadow flicker and other environmental aspects. He has special expertise in the field of external safety and establishes quantitative risk analyses (QRAs) in that context.
Jeroen studied Environmental Material Technology at AVANS University College in Tilburg and holds a Master’s in Renewable Development (Energy & Resources) from Utrecht University.
Steven works on the technical aspects of wind energy such as noise, shadow flicker and
finance. He specialises in GIS analyses and has worked on several major policy studies for the
ministries of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure and the Environment.
Steven is responsible for WindStats.nl, the website concerning all the wind turbines and their
production throughout the Netherlands. To this end, he developed a method for calculating the
annual output of all existing wind turbines based on KNMI data.
Steven studied Physics and holds a Master’s in Energy Science from Utrecht University.
Wouter specialises in MER (environmental effects assessments) procedures, zoning plans,
integration plans, planning and spatial development. His field of expertise is permit
management: structured and plan-oriented work related to the submission of admissible
permit applications. He supervises permit procedures, working intensively with the competent
authorities, stakeholders and the initiator. His goal: to ensure that all necessary permits can be
Wouter studied Political Science/Environmental Science in Nijmegen.
Anne is involved in the social aspects of wind energy, such as communication, participation and acceptance. She analyses and evaluates social processes and communication efforts in the development and operation of wind energy projects. She works on participation plans, environmental impact assessments and communication projects.
Anne studied Environmental and Social Sciences at Utrecht University and is currently working on her Master’s in Environmental Sciences at the Open University.
Hans is involved with the spatial and technical aspects of wind energy, such as GIS analyses, shadow flicker and external safety. He works on feasibility studies, environmental impact assessments and zoning and integration plans.
Hans studied Earth Sciences, holds a Master’s in Environment and Resource Management from the VU University Amsterdam and a Master’s in Wind Power Project Management from Uppsala University, Sweden.
Duco has more than 20 years of experience in communication, sustainability and renewable energy. He is engaged with strategic communication plans for wind energy policy and project development. He specialises in project communication, community and stakeholder involvement, campaigns and participation.
Duco studied Business and Management at the University of Twente and has a Master’s in International Environmental Policy from Utrecht University.
Duco van Dijk
Lauran works on the spatial and planning aspects of wind energy. He is involved with the entire course of project planning. From setting up the Memorandum on Scope and Detailing (NRD) to the concretisation of various environmental sub-studies in the Environmental Impact Assessment (MER) and drawing up zoning and integration plans.
Lauran studied Spatial and Urban Planning at the University of Rotterdam and holds a Master’s in Renewable Urban Management from Malmö University, Sweden.
Robin specialises in the legal aspects of renewable energy projects. She took her degree on the subject of European smart grid standardisation from a legal perspective at the University of Amsterdam. She is engaged with policy studies and project management.
Robin studied Constitutional and Administrative Law in Maastricht and Utrecht in the Netherlands and in Seattle, Washington in the USA.
Martijn is specialist in de ecologische aspecten van duurzame energieprojecten. Hij is projectleider voor zon- en windparken.
Martijn studeerde Toegepaste Biologie aan de HAS Hogeschool in ’s-Hertogenbosch met een specialisatie in ecologie. Hij is bestuurslid bij IVN Nieuwegein-IJsselstein e.o. en is lid van de Landelijke Raad van IVN.
– Vergunning en ontheffingsprocedures Wet natuurbescherming
– Ecologische analyses
– Landschappelijke analyses
– Ruimtelijke studies (GIS)
“Inmiddels zien de meeste mensen (gelukkig!) het belang van de transitie van fossiele naar duurzame energie. Hoewel de ontwikkeling van zon- en windenergie vaak niet zonder slag of stoot gaat, is het grotere belang altijd aanwezig. Het is fijn werken in de wetenschap dat je iets goed doet voor deze wereld, hoe klein dan ook.”
Marc is projectleider en specialist in technische aspecten van duurzame energie, waaronder geluidstudies voor milieu-effectrapportages, GIS-analyses en haalbaarheidsonderzoeken.
Marc heeft een Master in Wind Power Project Management aan de Uppsala Universiteit in Zweden en een Master in Business Development met focus op innovatiemanagement.
– Ruimtelijke en potentieelstudies duurzame energie
“Ik vind het leuk om met een gespecialiseerd team en samen met overheden en ontwikkelaars in de volle breedte van energietransitie te werken aan ruimte voor duurzame energie.”
Marc Noël de Wild
Elles is our Office Manager. She offers support in administration activities, human resource management and facility management. She unburdens the team so they can focus on their projects. With her experience in both profit and non-profit organizations Elles can act quickly and always has a solution ready.