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You need a licence if you want to supply gas or electricity to low-volume users in the Netherlands. You obtain this licence (Dutch) from the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (Autoriteit Consument en Markt, ACM). Once you have received the licence, you must report relevant changes in your business to the ACM straight away.
Cutting off gas or electricity supply
Energy companies may only cut off the gas and electricity supply to (business) low-volume users if they do this in accordance with the Regulation on disconnecting electricity and gas supply for low-volume users.
Capacity rate gas and electricity low volume-users
Low-volume users pay a fixed rate for transport and supply of gas and electricity, the capacity rate. The costs are based on the total capacity of the connection. The rate applies to electricity connections up to 3 x 80 A (ampere) and for all gas connections up to and including 40 m3 per hour.