- Netherlands has announced June 28, 2022 as the date when it will launch SDE++ 2022 subsidy round
- Along with renewable energy projects, this round will be open to new categories including green hydrogen
- The €13 billion budget for this round is the highest compared to any previous round
The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy has announced June 28, 2022 as the day it will launch another round of its SDE++ scheme which will be open to renewable energy, and carbon reduction technologies, and a new category of green hydrogen facilities, all for a budget of €13 billion.
Green hydrogen facilities need to be powered by either wind or a solar park. Another new category is electrification in industry through hybrid glass furnaces. Among renewable energy technologies, solar, wind, geothermal and CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS) facilities are included.
“The added categories can be further refined in the coming year, based on the experience gained during the current opening, so that a good contribution can be made to achieving the objectives of the Climate Agreement,” said Minister for Climate and Energy Policy, Rob Jetten.
The budget of Sustainable Energy Production and Climate Transition Incentive Scheme (SDE++) this year is highest under the program so far, according to Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).
In SDE++ 2021 subsidy round, the government received subsidy request for €12 billion from 4.16 GW renewable capacity comprising 4.13 GW of solar (see Dutch SDE++ 2021 Heavily Oversubscribed).