SDE+ Offshore Wind Energy

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In 2013 the Dutch government signed an Energy Agreement with parties involved in the energy market. The Wind Energy Roadmap, which outlines how offshore wind energy generation capacity is to be increased from 1,000 MW to 4,500 MW in 2023, is an important part of this Energy Agreement.

Wind farm zone subsidy and permit application

Subsidy and permit applications

Five offshore wind farm zones have been designated for the development of new wind farms. To establish these farms we provide a subsidy, a permit for building the wind farms, site data of the wind farms and a connection to the electricity network of TenneT.

The tenders for the offshore wind farms Borssele Wind Farm Zone has started. Subsidies and permits for the development of the wind farms on the sites I, II, III and IV have been or will be awarded to the lowest bid that meets all criteria.

Hollandse Kust (zuid) I & II

The Hollandse Kust (Zuid) Wind Farm Zone (HKZWFZ) lies to the west of the Netherlands, offshore from the province of Zuid-Holland (South Holland). This Wind Farm Zone has 4 sites. The tender round for HKZWFZ will offer two 350 MW projects for development: one at Site I of the zone, the other at Site II. The opening of this tender is expected in Q3 2017. has increased its emphasis on providing more complete and high-quality site data of the wind farm zone. Details of all the site studies of HKZ WFS I and II can be found in the Project and Site Description (PSD) and on

Wind Farm Site Decisions

Seven parties have made an appeal against the final Wind Farm Site Decicions (WFS) I and II Hollandse Kust (zuid) at the Council of State. More information on this appeal can be found on (in Dutch only).

Borssele Wind Farm Site V, Innovation Site

In the Borssele wind farm zone is Site V designated as an Innovation Site.  Borssele wind farm site V is a small site that is mainly situated in Site III of the Borssele wind farm zone. With this innovation site the Dutch Government aims to achieve:
  • opportunities for entrepreneurs based in the Netherlands to test and demonstrate advanced technologies (showcase)
  • a contribution to wind energy cost reduction
  • a contribution to the Dutch economy: widening of the market and export potential for Dutch companies
  • an increase of knowledge in the Netherlands by engaging companies from small and medium-sized enterprises and knowledge institutes in developing the wind farm

More information

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( is executing the SDE+ offshore wind energy subsidy and permit tenders on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

In Dutch: Windenergie op zee

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