Does your company use a lot of electricity? Then you can apply for compensation for the costs of the European Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS). You can do so via the Indirect Cost Compensation IKC-ETS scheme (Emissions Trading Scheme).
European companies pay higher electricity prices than companies outside the EU because of the emission rights (for CO2 emissions) that are incorporated in the electricity prices. The IKC-ETS is meant to prevent electricity production (and the CO2-emissions, carbon leakage) from moving to countries outside the EU. The IKC-ETS replaces the Indirect Emission Costs ETS subsidy scheme.
When do you qualify?
- You are active in 1 of the 15 industries (in Dutch) listed in Annex 4.4.1 of the scheme (for example aluminium, steel, fertiliser, paper, or plastic).
- You have a positive energy audit (EED) advice from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO, in Dutch).
- You invest at least 50% of the compensation in projects that provide substantial reduction in CO2 emissions.
Read more on the conditions for the IKC-ETS scheme (in Dutch).
How to apply?
You cannot apply for the IKC-ETS (in Dutch). You could apply until 30 september, 24.00 hours.