SDE+ Becomes SDE++

SDE++ en zonnepanelen

SDE+, Stimulation of Sustainable Energy Production, is extremely important in the pursuit of the Dutch climate targets. However, SDE+ has ceased to exist. The last call of this spring has now been closed.

How is this possible? Surely we still have a long way to go when it comes to climate issues? Indeed, we still have a lot to do. The grant scheme is not really gone. It has broadened. SDE+ becomes SDE++.

In addition to generating renewable energy, the expanded scheme also focuses on CO2-reducing techniques. The latter should be seen in a broad sense, because in principle, the scheme also applies to other greenhouse gases, such as methane.

An overview of the differences between SDE+ and SDE++

Until spring 2020From autumn 2020 onwards
Renewable energyRenewable energy and other CO2-reducing techniques
Strives for maximum kWh generation per hourStrives for maximum CO2 reduction per euro
Phased opening on the basis of contribution/kWhPhased opening based on contribution/avoided tonne of CO2

Start SDE++

The first round, which will simultaneously be the only round in 2020, will start on 24 November 2020 and will be carried out by RVO.The budget amount is 5 billion euro. Applicants can apply in different phases. In phase 1, the maximum contribution is 70€/tonne of CO2. In phase 4, this amounts to 300€/tonne CO2. Grants will be awarded in the order of phase 1-phase 4 until the available budget has been reached.

It is possible to submit applications to RVO for the following techniques:

Renewable energy:

  • Renewable heat: geothermal, aquathermal, thermal conversion biomass, solar thermal
  • Renewable electricity: solar PV, wind and water
  • Renewable gas: biomass fermentation, biomass gasification

Industrial CO2-reducing options:


– E-boiler (2,000 full-load hours)

– Industrial heat pump

– Residual heat

– Hydrogen by electrolysis (2,000 full-load hours)

SDE++ in Motion

The SDE++ is an arrangement that is still in motion. The scheme is expected to be expanded even further, including other CO2-saving techniques and technologies in 2021. At the moment, consideration is being given to, amongst others, CO2 capture, plastic recycling, and bio-based production.

Interested in the New SDE Scheme?

Are you interested in this scheme and would you like to know more about it? Feel free to contact one of our specialised consultants. They will be happy to tell you more about it.



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