Stimulating sustainable energy production and climate transition (SDE++)

For whom?

Companies and nonprofit

For what?

Investments in sustainable techniques

Budget in 2022

€ 13 billion

When to apply?

From 28 June to 6 October 2022

More information on SDE++

Do you plan on investing in renewable energy or CO2-reducing techniques? Make smart us of the Dutch grant Stimulating sustainable energy production and climate transition (SDE++). The grant is meant to reduce greenhouse emissions in a cost efficient way and in turn support the climate goals. The SDE++ scheme will be open in phases from 28 June 2022 to 6 October 2022. There is budget of € 13 billion in 2022.

Which techniques are eligible for SDE++

Projects with a focus on all kinds of techniques are competing with each other and can only receive subsidy for the funding gap. As a result, for each technique, a maximum ‘subsidy intensity’ and a ‘correction amount’ have been established. It concerns the following techniques:

Main categoryTechnique
Renewable energy
  • Osmosis
  • Water
  • Wind
  • Solar
Renewable heat
  • Biomass (combustion and gasification)
  • Compost heat
  • Geo thermal energy
  • Solar thermal energy
Renewable gas
  • Biomass (combustion and gasification)
Low-carbon heat
  • Aqua thermal energy
  • Greenhouse energy
  • Solar PV panels with heat pump
  • E-boilers
  • Geo thermal energy
  • Residual heat
  • Heat pumps
Low-carbon production

Applying for SDE++ in 2022

The opening round of SDE++ is divided into phases. The maximum grant increases with each phase. Via this method as many projects as possible may receive funding. Applications will be ranked based on subsidy amount per evaded tonne of CO2.

Timetable SDE+ phases 2022Subsidy requirement per tonne of CO2
28 June 202265
11 July 202275
28 August 2022105
12 September 2022165
26 September to 6 October 2022300

Boost your chances of success

In order to increase your chances of success, market insight is relevant. Hezelburcht has carried out a market survey and can provide you with strategic advice. Moreover, your SDE++ application only has a chance of succeeding if all the conditions are met and all the mandatory documents are filled in completely and correctly. With the experience of our specialists, you will achieve maximum project returns.

Please contact us for more information on the SDE++ and our services. We will be happy to advise you about the funding possibilities for your organisation or project! Contact us via 088 495 20 00 or for an introductory meeting.


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