HER+ Renewable Energy Regulation

Hernieuwbare energietransitie

Photo by Andreas Gücklhorn on Unsplash

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+.


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.


  • 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++


  • 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


  • Please contact us for information about deadlines.


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.


Share this article via: LinkedIn