Welcome to the 2020 edition of the Alfen Magazine and what a year it has been!
Worldwide, the energy transition has continued to gain traction. Now we are also dealing with another major transition; Covid-19. This has changed, and will continue to change, some of the things we do and the way we look at our environment. Although the impact of the pandemic is enormous, it also presents an opportunity for a ‘Green Recovery’ and we are starting to see people and governments all over the world spring into action to try and make it a reality.
In this new world, partnership and innovation are key. The future integrated energy system must be greater than the sum of its parts so, while there is a need for a certain momentum, it is important that this isn’t at the cost of quality or long-term cost-efficiency. Only working together, to create and deliver new solutions that will connect and communicate with each other to form part of the effective whole will do the job - and so that’s what we continue to strive for.
Both before and during the crisis, we are lucky to have had the opportunity to work with an incredibly broad and inspiring network of partners and customers in countries across Europe and beyond. Additionally, we have expanded our footprint to include Spain, Italy and Poland this year.
This magazine is, in some way, a celebration of all of that - partnerships, innovation and working together across boundaries and borders. It focuses on our shared journey towards green energy by delivering the different stories and perspectives of multiple customers and partners and these are neatly broken into four chapters that underpin the energy journey: sustainable, reliable, clean and smart.
I hope you enjoy reading it and, most importantly, wish you and yours
a healthy and productive year.
Welcome to this edition of the Alfen Magazine