SDE++

Grant for renewable energy and CO2 reducing technologies in the Netherlands

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This scheme is for companies established in the Netherlands

APPLICATION ROUNDS

The 2022 application round started on 28 June and will be open until 6 October (5:00 p.m.).

SDE++ IN BRIEF

The Stimulating Sustainable Energy Production and Climate Transition (SDE++) grant is a grant from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO). The SDE++ focuses on the large-scale rollout of techniques that produce renewable energy, and other techniques that reduce the emission of greenhouse gases (CO₂).

For whom?

  • companies
  • (non-)profit institutions in industry, agriculture, electricity, and the built environment sectors

 For what?

The SDE++ is an operating grant. This means that you can receive the grant during the operating period of your project. Do you have installations for the production of renewable energy? Do you have installations whereby you reduce the emission of CO₂ or systems for the capture of CO₂? Then they can qualify for an SDE++ grant.

Grant budget €13 billion

The budget of the SDE++ grant scheme is €13 billion this year. In 2021 this was still €5 billion. The SDE++ compensates for the difference between the cost price of the sustainable energy or the CO₂ emissions to be reduced and the (possible) revenues. The grant is provided over a period of 12 or 15 years. How many years you receive a grant depends on the technology that you use. The grant amount depends on the technology used and the CO₂ reduction you ultimately achieve with it. The maximum grant intensity that you can claim with an SDE++ technology is €300 per tonne of CO₂ reduction.

  • Phase 1 – For projects with a grant intensity of up to €65 per tonne of CO2
  • Phase 2 – For projects with a grant intensity of up to €75 per tonne of CO2
  • Phase 3 – For projects with a grant intensity of up to €105 per tonne of CO2
  • Phase 4 – For projects with a grant intensity of up to €165 per tonne of CO2
  • Phase 5 – For projects with a grant intensity of up to €300 per tonne of CO2

 Themes within SDE++

Renewable electricity

  • Osmosis
  • Hydropower
  • Wind
  • Solar PV

Renewable heat (CHP)

  • Biomass (fermentation and combustion)
  • Composting
  • Geothermal (ultra)deep
  • Solar thermal

Renewable gas

  • Biomass (fermentation and gasification)

Low-CO2 heat

  • Aquathermal (TEO, TEA and TED)
  • Daylight greenhouse
  • Solar PVT panels with heat pump
  • Electric boiler
  • Geothermal (shallow)
  • Residual heat
  • Industrial heat pump
  • Hybrid glass furnace

Low-CO2 production

  • CO₂ capture, storage and utilisation
  • Advanced renewable fuels
  • Hydrogen by electrolysis

Conditions

Do you want to be eligible for the SDE++? Then you must meet a number of general conditions:

  • The grant is available only to Dutch companies.
  • The grant is intended only for targeted producers.
  • You can submit one application per category.
  • You need to provide a strong feasibility study.
  • Usually, one or more permits are required for the production installation.
  • The grant amount you apply for (the so-called phase amount) may vary.

 

NEW CATEGORIES AND AMENDMENTS 2022

For the first time it is possible to receive a grant for hydrogen production plants directly linked to a wind or solar farm. Also hybrid glass furnaces for industry are eligible for the SDE++ for the first time.

Another amendment is that the ceiling for carbon capture and storage (CCS) in industry has been increased by 1.5 megatons.

PURPOSE OF THE GRANT

The SDE++ is a grant for the deployment of techniques for generating renewable energy and other CO2-reducing techniques. In this way, the government wants to ensure that energy transition in the Netherlands remains feasible and affordable.

Phased opening

The opening round of the SDE++ has 5 phases. During the first phase, you can only apply for a grant for projects with a grant requirement up to a certain grant amount per tonne of CO₂. During the following phases, this maximum grant amount per tonne of CO₂ is gradually increased. You can also submit projects with a lower grant requirement than the set maximum for the relevant technology. In this way, market parties are encouraged to submit projects at a lower price and thus have a greater chance of receiving grants.

Opening round SDE++ 2022 Phase limits € per tonne of CO₂
Phase 1: 28 June, 9:00 a.m. – 11 July, 5:00 p.m. €65 per tonne of CO2
Phase 2: 11 July, 5:00 p.m. – 29 August, 5:00 p.m. €75 per tonne of CO2
Phase 3: 29 August, 5:00 p.m. – 12 September, 5:00 p.m. €105 per tonne of CO2
Phase 4: 12 September, 5:00 p.m. – 26 September, 5:00 p.m. €165 per tonne of CO2
Phase 5: 26 September, 5:00 p.m. – 6 October, 5:00 p.m. €300 per tonne of CO2

At EGEN, I work on energy saving in industry and large-scale renewable energy projects. I talk to clients about energy and sustainability and come up with practical opportunities from the legislative and regulatory perspective. In this way, I contribute to the development of projects which have a major impact.

At EGEN, I work on energy saving in industry and large-scale renewable energy projects. I talk to clients about energy and sustainability and come up with practical opportunities from the legislative and regulatory perspective. In this way, I contribute to the development of projects which have a major impact.

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