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Obligation to report energy-saving measures

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency

If your company's annual energy consumption exceeds 50,000 kWh (electricity) or 25,000 m3 (gas), the Activities Decree stipulates that you must take energy-saving measures and report your what measures you have taken to save energy.

Saving energy

If your company's annual energy consumption exceeds 50,000 kWh (electricity) or 25,000 m3 (gas) or the equivalent in another fuelExternal link, you must take energy-saving measures if you can recover the costs in less than 5 years. Recognised energy saving measuresExternal link (in Dutch) have been laid down for 19 sectors. This list is the starting point for saving energy in your company or organisation. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency has drawn up a step-by-step planExternal link (in Dutch) to help you meet the government’s reporting obligations for saving energyExternal link.

Reporting energy-saving measures

If your company or organisation is obliged to take measures to save energyExternal link, you are also obliged to report on your energy savings. Then you have to inform the municipality or environment agency about the measures you take.

Reporting via the ePortal

By 1 July 2019 at the latest, you are obliged to report on the measures your company has taken to save energy. You can do this via the Netherlands Enterprise Agency’s ePortal (eLoket)External link using eHerkenning (eRecognition) level 1. Once you have submitted a report on your energy-saving measures, you have to update this report every 4 years.

Exemption from obligation to report energy-saving measures

The obligation to report energy-saving measures does not apply to:

Obligation to undertake EED energy audits

If your company is obliged to comply with an EED (Energy Efficiency Directive) energy auditExternal link, in addition to the obligation to report on the measures taken to save energy. Then you have until 5 December 2019 at the latest to report which measures you have taken. This can also be done via RVO.nl’s ePortal (eLoket)External link.

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