HER+ – Renewable Energy Regulation

The HER+ focuses on research, development,and demonstration of innovations that save CO2 cost-effectively. Compared to HER, the focus of HER+ has shifted from operational cost savings of renewable energy generation, to CO2 reduction. HER+ is applicable to a wider variety of  technologies, such as heat, storage and conversion, and CCS projects. In addition, projects that lie beyond the scope of SDE++ can also qualify for the HER+.

Applicant

Balanced partnership with at least one entrepreneur

Terms and Conditions

  • Pilot ¹ or demonstration project s² (TRL 6 to 8), possibly supplemented with experimental development (TRL 4 and 5).
  • The project’s savings with regard to the SDE++ must be greater than the grant applied for.
  • Demonstration projects that are larger than strictly necessary for the practical demonstration of an innovation, are not eligible.
  • Production machines for energy savings or renewable energy products are not eligible.
  • Projects subject to the biofuel admixture obligation are not eligible.

Criteria

  • Making Dutch energy production more sustainable by 2030.
  • Grant rate: Depending on the type of activities, between 25% and 50%.
  • Technical and economical feasibility.
  • Proposal quality (approach, methodology, risk management, feasibility, consortium, dissemination of knowledge).
  • HER: Reference cost reduction SDE++

Grant

  • Maximum grant amount: €6 million
  • Grant rate: Depending on the type of activities, between 25% and 50%.
  • Total grant budget: €30 million
  • Maximum duration 4 year
  • Applications are processed in accordance with the first-come-first-serve principle

Opening

1 September 2020 to 31 March 2021 (The “old” HER is open until 31 August 2020)

 

¹: Testing in a representative environment; Innovation in relation to the state of the art; often no permanent installation.

²: Practical application by end user/operator realising their own environmental benefit; permanent installation; space for three similar projects.

 

The purpose of this summary is to provide brief insights into the purpose, design and conditions of the grant programme (as known on 13-7-2020). No conclusions can be drawn on this basis and no rights can be derived from it. If you are interested or would like to receive more information, please contact us.

 

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