Netherlands: Summary

Updated: 16.03.2017

Author: Bente Klein

Support schemes

In the Netherlands, electricity from renewable energy sources is promoted mainly through a premium tariff (premiums on top of the wholesale price). Furthermore, RES-E is promoted through investment subsidy for PV installations, net-metering and tax benefits.

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Grid issues

Electricity generated from renewable energy sources shall be granted access to the grid according to the general legislation on energy and according to non-discriminatory principles. Statutory law does not give priority to renewable energy.

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Policies

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland) facilitates market parties and specific organisations to set up training and educational facilities for installers Innovation in energy is supported through innovation contracts between private companies, universities, R&D institutes. EIA tax credits are available for RES-H infrastructure.

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Further information

  • Ministerie van Economische Zaken - Ministry of Economic Affairs
  • +31 703 798 911
  • Ministry website
  • Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO) - Netherlands Enterprise Agency
  • +31 88 042 42 42
  • Agency's website
  • Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)
  • +31 88 515 4949
  • ECN website