We are optimists, and we think the future is bright. That’s why Paradise City Festival is an event that works with a strict environmental policy. We hope to instigate positive change and inspire our visitors to live sustainably.
In this series, we highlight each and every detail of our plan to minimize our ecological footprint. Up next: the ways we power our festival.
Three sources power our festival:
- 65% HVO fuel. This consists of 100% used cooking oil delivered by Good Fuels, produced in Holland.
- 30% solar power, coming from just 10% in 2021. This is primarily the result of adding a new 170m2 solar panel with a solar tracking system, an output of 37,44 kW and an energy storage system – provided by our partner Audi. Additionally, three Ecoplants harvested more solar energy with upgraded technology.
- 5% grid power from the estate, using the green tariff from energy supplier Lampiris.
Additional measures limiting our need for energy include:
- We work with a smart power plan. This includes an algorithm that controls our generators to minimise surplus energy consumption. As a result, the energy use per visitor has been significantly lowered over the past years (keeping in mind our total number of visitors has gone up). Since we will not increase the total capacity, we expect the energy consumption per capita to go down in 2023.
- All light sources on our festival site use LED technology.
From next summer onwards, we will structure and professionalise our power plan, ensuring greater insights into the power use throughout the festival area. Additionally, we aim to reduce the use of HVO fuel before, during and after the festival weekend. Power management during the build-up process will be a particular challenge.