Walstroom: honest, simple, clean
What began as an initiative of the Port of Rotterdam Authority and Utiliq has now grown into the standard for the use of quayside electricity in the Netherlands: Walstroom. More than 3,900 inland waterway vessels make daily use of the 1,100 quayside electricity connections which are linked to the Walstroom system. Connections for river cruise ships are also linked to this system at 65 locations in the Netherlands. The Walstroom service is available in English, Dutch, French and German.
Walstroom makes diesel generators surplus to requirements. The electricity that the participating ports buy is green, making harmful emissions a thing of the past. Walstroom also eliminates noise disturbance for both the skipper and his environment. And, last but not least, quayside electricity is a cheaper alternative to diesel.
Walstroom's services are based on highly reliable, remotely readable electricity meters. The quayside electricity connections can be activated and deactivated remotely by skippers and consumption is registered and invoiced automatically on behalf of the relevant ports.
Walstroom is very user friendly. No messing around with coins or cards: the connections can be operated by telephone (0900-1492), the Walstroom app (available for Android and Apple) or via this website.