Minister Van ‘t Wout of Economic Affairs and Climate announced that the second round of the new SDE++ incentive scheme will be opened from 21 September to 14 October 2021. The opening phases and phase limits are shown in the table on the next page. As in the first opening in 2020, a total budget of 5 billion is available. The Minister has also indicated that new categories will be added for certain advanced renewable fuels for transport and CO₂ capture and use in greenhouse horticulture.
The underlying regulations have not yet been published, but interested parties can already prepare applications based on the information provided by Minister Van ‘t Wout in a letter to Parliament of 22 February 2021 and on the website of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.
At the end of 2020, the new incentive scheme for the production of renewable energy, referred to as the SDE++, was opened for the first time. This new scheme stimulates both the production of renewable energy and the reduction of CO2 emissions. In total, 4,112 applications were submitted for the scheme amounting to a total of 6.2 billion euros. Meaning that the available budget of 5 billion was amply exceeded.
Solar PV is the largest category with a claim on almost half of the available budget amounting to a total claim of 2.36 billion euros. The new Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) category makes a claim that is slightly lower at a total amount of 2.14 billion euros. The final results have not yet been announced. See also the letter to Parliament 14 January 2021.