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Stimulation of sustainable energy production and climate transition (SDE++)

13-07-2022

Are you going to produce renewable energy or apply CO2-reducing techniques? If so, you may be eligible for the subsidy sustainable energyproduction and climate transition (SDE++). This subsidy is intended for companies and organisations (non-profit and otherwise) in sectors such as industry, mobility, electricity, agriculture and the built environment. The Dutch national government cannot take part.

Opening round and budget 2022

The SDE++ 2022 is currently open for applications. You can submit until Thursday 6 October at 17:00.

A budget of €13 billion is available for the SDE++ 2022.

SDE++ tender round 2022

PhaseStart and end date 2022Subsidy intensity phase limit
(€/tonne CO2)

Phase 1

28 June, 09:00 CET to 11 July, 17:00 CET65

Phase 2

11 July 17:00 CET to 29 AUGUST, 17:00 CET75

Phase 3

29 August, 17:00 CET to 12 September, 17:00 CET105
Phase 4

12 September, 17:00 CET to 26 September, 17:00 CET

165

Phase 5

26 September, 17:00 CET to 6 October, 17:00 CET300


For more information on the various phases, the maximum subsidy amounts and the ranking of applications, see the Features SDE++ page.

Categories

The SDE++ provides subsidies for the use of techniques for the generation of renewable energy and the reduction of CO2. The table below provides an overview of the techniques that may be eligible for SDE++ subsidy in 2022. 

Categories SDE++

Main categorySubcategory
Renewable elektricity
  • Osmosis
  • Hydropower
  • Wind
  • Solar PV
Renewable heat and CHP
  • Biomass fermentation
  • Biomass combustion
  • Composing mushroom compost
  • Geothermal (deep and ultra-deep)
  • Solar thermal 
Renewable gas
  • Biomass fermentation
  • Biomass gasification
Low-carbon heat
  • Aquathermal
  • Daylight greenhouses
  • Solar PVT panels with a heat pump
  • Electric boiler
  • Geothermal (shallow)
  • Use of waste heat
  • Industrial heat pump
  • Hybrid glas furnaces
Low-carbon production
  • Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
  • Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU)
  • Advanced renewable fuels
  • Hydrogen by elektrolysis


For some production facilities that use biomass to generate energy, there is a system of controls in place to ensure that the criteria for sustainability are met.

If you are granted an SDE++ subsidy, it will be awarded over a period of 12 or 15 years. The duration of your subsidy will depend on which technology you use.

Conditions

In order to be eligible for the SDE++ scheme, you must meet several conditions. There are general conditions and category-specific conditions. View the general conditions.

Applications

When the SDE++ is open, you can apply for the subsidy on our application page. You can read how to do this, which appendices you need to enclose and how the Netherlands Enterprise Agency assesses the applications in the SDE++ Step-by-step plan.

You will receive a subsidy decision within 13 weeks of submitting your application. This period can be extended once by a further 13 weeks. If it is positive, it will state the maximum amount of subsidy you may receive over the entire duration of the subsidy.

After the decision

Have you received a positive decision on your application for the SDE+ or SDE++? If so, you can start to implement your project. After realization of your production facility you will receive a monthly subsidy advance. Once a year your subsidy will be adjusted in accordance with your actual production rates and the actual corrective amount. 

Are you considering to apply for the SDE++? Read more about the application procedure in our SDE++ step-by-step plan on the page Apply for SDE++.

Banking of production

SDE+(+) allows for the option of banking. In case the production is less than predicted, you can use the difference in later years. Producers can also carry over any excess output to the following year.

The latest form of banking cannot be more than 25% of the subsidised yearly production of energy, except for the wind categories. The wind factor provides an alternative to banking in covering the operator's risk of losing out on subsidy. 

This infographic (pdf) explains the banking system.

Brochure SDE++ 2022

Every year we publish an information brochure that provides an overview of the techniques and categories that one can apply for. The terms and conditions of each category are also enclosed in this document. More information regarding the SDE++ 2022 can also be found in this brochure.

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