Energy efficiency notification obligation

Last updated: 3 October 2019

To further support enforcement of energy saving measures under the Environmental Protection Act, parties to the energy agreement have developed a mandatory system for companies of informing the competent authority on measures taken (this obligation is taken up in the Activities Decree under the Environmental Protection Act). This should be done through (before july 1st, 2019); RVO provides for information and for an electronic submission portal. Competent authorities are responsible for further follow-up. Failure to comply may result in financial penalties. Basically the obligation applies for companies with an energy consumption of more than 50.000 kWh electricity or 25.000 m3 gas per year; there are a numer of exceptions e.g. companies participating to the energy covenants do not have to comply to this system, since they have alternative information duties.  

The Recognised Lists of Measures (in Dutch, EML Erkende Maatregelenlijst), introduced since 2015, are to be used as starting point for reporting. For this, an online reporting system was launched in the beginning of 2019.

Updated sector specific lists of recognized energy efficiency measures were published and entered into force in April 2019. These are used in the reporting by companies.

On July 8th 2019, the pay back method was officially published: (see attachments)

Before July 1st, 2019 the relevant companies have to submit their information.

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