Renewable Energy Scheme



The changes to the existing subsidy schemes are published in the Government Gazette the Government Gazette (Staatscourant). These changes determine the subsidy scheme for 2019. This subsidy scheme will close on 31 March 2020, 17.00 hours.



The Hernieuwbare Energieregeling (Renewable Energy Scheme) offers grants for the theme ‘Cost Reduction and Optimisation’. The aims are:

  • Projects must aim to reduce the costs of offshore wind energy by 2030. This includes topics such as support structures, wind turbines and wind farms, the internal electrical network and connection to the high-voltage network, transport, installation and logistics, and operation and maintenance. In addition, this program is open for other energy technologies.
  • The project must lead to renewable energy production in 2030 and it must lead to cost reductions during construction or operation of the wind farms that will be developed in the Netherlands.

The program is targeted at TRL 6 to TRL 8 projects, but projects at TRL 4 or TRL 5 may also apply for the subsidy, provided that they deliver the intended cost reduction in 2030.



Target Projects:

Scheme targeted at sustainable energy including Offshore Wind focusing on the higher TRLs and demonstration.

Tender System:

Order of entry

Tender Open:

1 April 2019

Tender Closes:

31 March 2020, 17.00 hours


€ 50 million

Maximum Subsidy Size:

€ 6 million per project


Please note that in case of conflict, the official information found on the RVO website is authoritative.


Find out more on the RVO website. (Dutch)