NETHERLANDS RENEWABLE INCENTIVES

In the Netherlands, the main support instrument for renewable energy is the SDE+ premium feed-in scheme. This support scheme promotes renewable energy sources used for electricity, renewable gas and heating purposes. It encompasses a system of phased admission with escalating base tariffs, which favours low cost RES options. Besides the premium scheme, investments in renewable energy technologies are supported via loans and various tax benefits. Moreover, net-metering applies to small installations. Access of electricity from renewable energy sources to the grid shall be granted according to the principle of non-discrimination. Grid operators are generally obliged to develop the grid to provide sufficient capacity for the access and transmission of electricity. Heat from renewable sources is promoted through a premium tariff (bonuses on top of the wholesale price) as well as tax benefits. The Netherlands has adopted an obligation scheme which should result in a 10% RES share of energy consumption in the transport sector. Tax credits exist for biofuel and hydrogen related RES-T investments. Regarding policies, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency facilitates market parties and specific organisations to establish training and certification facilities for RES installers and installations. Innovation in energy is supported through innovation contracts between private companies, universities, R&D institutes. In the framework of the Energieinvesteringsaftrek, tax credits are available for RES-H infrastructure. NETHERLANDS RENEWABLE INCENTIVES

RENEWABLE

Support schemes

In the Netherlands, electricity from renewable energy sources is promoted mainly through a premium tariff (premiums on top of the wholesale price). Furthermore, RES-E is promoted through investment subsidy for PV installations, net-metering and tax benefits.

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Grid issues

Electricity generated from renewable energy sources shall be granted access to the grid according to the general legislation on energy and according to non-discriminatory principles. Statutory law does not give priority to renewable energy. NETHERLANDS RENEWABLE INCENTIVES

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Policies

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland) facilitates market parties and specific organisations to set up training and educational facilities for installers Innovation in energy is supported through innovation contracts between private companies, universities, R&D institutes. EIA tax credits are available for RES-H infrastructure.

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HEATING AND COOLING

Support schemes

In the Netherlands, heat from renewable sources is promoted mainly through a premium tariff (bonuses on top of the wholesale price). In addition, tax benefits apply.

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Policies

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland) facilitates market parties and specific organisations to set up training and educational facilities for installers Innovation in energy is supported through innovation contracts between private companies, universities, R&D institutes. EIA tax credits are available for RES-H infrastructure.

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TRANSPORT – MOBILITY

Support schemes

The Netherlands has adopted an obligation scheme which should result in a 10% RES share of energy consumption in the transport sector. Tax credits exist for biofuel and hydrogen related RES-T investments. NETHERLANDS RENEWABLE INCENTIVES

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Further information

  • Ministerie van Economische Zaken – Ministry of Economic Affairs
  • +31 703 798 911
  • Ministry website
  • Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu – Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment
  • +31 704 560 000
  • Ministry website
  • Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO) – Netherlands Enterprise Agency
  • +31 88 042 42 42
  • Agency’s website
  • Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)
  • +31 224 56 4949
  • ECN website
  • TenneT TSO – Dutch transmission grid operator
  • +31 26 373 11 11
  • TenneT website