SDE+ Offshore Wind Energy

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Sea and coast land

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.

Subsidies and permits for the development of the wind farms 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 September 2017.

Site Studies 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 on

Wind Farm Site Decisions

The Wind Farm Site Decisions Hollandse Kust (zuid) Sites I and II and more legislation about offshore wind energy in the Netherlands can be found on Officiële bekendmakingen (in Dutch only).

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

Project and Site Description

The project and site description (PSD) is designed to help any party with an interest in participating in the planned SDE+ grant and permit tender for Hollandse Kust zuid Wind Farm Sites I and II (HKZWFS I and II) in the Hollandse Kust zuid Wind Farm Zone in the Netherlands. This document summarises a description of the site, surroundings and characteristics of HKZWFS I and II.
Project en Site Description Hollandse kust (zuid) I and II, version April 2017, including the Appendices B: Summary Environmental Impact Assessment and C: Bounderies and Coordinates HKZWFS I and II. appendix A will be available as soon as the Ministerial Order for Offshore Eind Energy 2017 has been published.

New in this project and site description is a Map of the existing port and manufacturing infrastructure base in the Netherlands.

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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