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If you have a company in the Netherlands that faces higher electricity costs due to emission rights trading, you can request compensation for your high energy bill. The Indirect Emission Costs Subsidy Scheme (Emissions Trading Scheme, ETS) is intended to avoid unfair competition in respect of neighbouring countries. Higher electricity prices due to CO2 costs, do not apply there.
Corona crisis: advanced payment
Due to the corona crisis the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) will start payments of the ETS scheme sooner than planned. RVO will expedite assessment of applications. The scheme has been adjusted accordingly. You can view the adjusted conditions on RVO's website (in Dutch).
When do you qualify?
- You are a manufacturer in the aluminium, steel, fertiliser, paper or plastics sector.
- You are prepared to improve your company's energy efficiency. Therefore you participate in a long-term agreement on energy efficiency (MJA3/MEE, Meerjarenafspraken Energie-efficiency, in Dutch).
- The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) has advised positively on the energy efficiency plan (EEP) you have drawn up for MJA3/MEE.
Read more on the conditions for the ETS scheme (in Dutch).
How to apply?
You can apply for the Indirect Emission Costs Subsidy Scheme (ETS) with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO, in Dutch) from 15 February 2021 9:00 hours until 15 April 2021, 17:00 hours.