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Energy cost contribution scheme for energy-intensive SMEs (TEK)

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Do you have an energy intensive SME? You may be eligible for the Energy Cost Contribution scheme (TEK). Read more.

Do you have an SME that consumes a lot of energy? And do these costs make up a substantial part of your overall costs? You may be eligible for support to compensate for higher energy costs.

What is the Energy Cost Contribution scheme TEK?

The Energy Cost Contribution scheme (Tegemoetkoming Energiekosten-regeling, TEK, in Dutch) is meant as support for the period 1 November 2022 until 31 December 2023. This gives entrepreneurs space to make their business more sustainable and future-proof.

The TEK amounts to 50% of the price increase above the so-called threshold price. It will be calculated based on the price increase of the full energy bill. The threshold price is determined at €1,19 per m³ gas and €0,35 per kWh electricity. Also view a sample calculation (in Dutch).

Who can apply?

You can apply for the TEK scheme if you have an energy-intensive SME. This means that the type of service or product you supply takes a lot of electricity or gas.

To be eligible for the TEK, you must meet the conditions:

  • you are an SME according to the EU definition
  • you are registered in the Business Register
  • your energy consumption costs are at least 7% of your annual turnover
  • you have no more than 250 employees and your yearly turnover is less than €50 million

How to apply?

You cannot apply for the Energy Cost Contribution scheme yet. This measure is still being worked out further. It is expected the scheme will be available in the 2nd quarter of 2023. You can then apply to the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) for support retroactively from 1 November 2022.

If you fill in your email adress, sector, and indicate the number of staff you employ on this form (in Dutch) you will receive updates as soon as more information is available.

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO
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