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Do you want to make your business more sustainable by investing in a geothermal energy project? The energy yield can be lower than expected. You pay the premium of the Geothermal energy guarantee scheme (RNES Aardwarmte) before you start. This insures you against the financial risk of a potential low energy yield.
Who can apply?
Businesses who want to invest in a geothermal energy project can apply for the guarantee scheme if they meet certain criteria (in Dutch):
- you need to subject the drilling location to a geological survey by an ISO 9001 certified agency, indicating the potential yield
- you have an exploration- or mining licence and a financing plan for your project
- drilling is done within 1 year of approval. The project should be finished within 1 year of drilling. Your geothermal energy project should generate sustainable energy within 2 years.
How to apply
You can no longer apply for the guarantee scheme Geothermal energy (in Dutch) with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO). This was possible until 11 March 2022.