Nineteen-ninety-four saw installed wind capacity increase by 75 MW in the Netherlands, far more than in 1993 when just 20 MW went in the ground. In years prior to 1993, the annual installation rate was about 35 MW. According to Ruud de Bruijne of government agency Novem, which administers the national wind programme, a change in regulations is behind the 1994 acceleration. Subsidies are now no longer granted on a first come, first served basis, but in order of the probability of a project going ahead.
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