Sustainable Energy Transition Scheme (SDE++)

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 28 November 2019

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate (EZK) has asked PBL to issue advice on the opening of SDE ++ in 2020. The PBL has requested support from ECN-part-of-TNO and Navigant for the so-called broadening options.

The SDE + has been the most important instrument since 2011 for stimulating the generation of renewable energy in the Netherlands. Within this scheme, the cost price of renewable energy of various technologies is determined annually, within the SDE + scheme referred to as the basic amount. In addition, the correction amount and the basic price are important components of the SDE + scheme.

The existing SDE + scheme will be expanded to SDE ++ in 2020. New here is that in addition to categories for the production of renewable energy, CO2 reducing options other than renewable energy are eligible for subsidy. This ensures that the regulations and methodology and therefore also the starting points for the SDE + are extended in such a way that they can also be applied to a wider range of CO2 reducing categories. This implies energy efficiency measures.

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