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


Will you be to producing renewable energy or applying 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++ is currently closed. You cannot apply for the SDE++ at this time. The SDE++ 2022 will open on Tuesday 28 June at 9:00 and close on 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


Phase 5

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

After the publication of the subsidy scheme, you will find the information about the application round in 2022 on this page. Until then, the following information on this page concerns the application round in 2021.

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


The SDE++ provides subsidies for the use of techniques for the generation of renewable energy and other CO2-reducing techniques. The table below provides an overview of the techniques that may be eligible for SDE++ subsidy in 2021. 

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 energy
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
Low-carbon production
  • Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
  • Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU)
  • Advanced renewable fuels
  • Hydrogen by elektrolysis

For some installations producing energy with biomass, there is a system of controls in place to ensure that it meets criteria for sustainability.

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.


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.


During the opening rounds, you can apply for the SDE++ 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. 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. For the categories ‘electric boilers’ and ‘hydrogen by electrolysis’ there are also deviating conditions regarding banking.

This infographic (pdf) explains the banking system.

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