Do you operate an energy cooperative or a Homeowners’ association (VvE)? And do you want to generate renewable electricity from solar energy, wind energy of hydropower? You may be eligible for the Subsidy scheme for Cooperative Energy Generation (Subsidieregeling coöperatieve energieopwekking, SCE). This scheme replaces the reduced rate tax provision (postcoderoorsregeling).
Who can apply?
The SCE scheme is for energy cooperatives and homeowners’ associations that aim to generate renewable energy from solar (PV), wind or hydropower (in Dutch). The scheme applies to connections for low-volume users as well as for bulk users.
You must own the production facility to be eligible. For this scheme financial lease is also considered ownership. You must add a feasibility study to your application.
You can find all general conditions on the website of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO, in Dutch) as well as specific conditions for energy cooperatives and for homeowners’ associations (in Dutch).
How to apply?
You can no longer apply for the Subsidy scheme for Cooperative Energy Generation (SCE, in Dutch). You could apply to the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) from 1 March 2022, 9:00 hours until 1 December 2022, 17:00 hours.
You need eHerkenning level 2 to apply. It is advisable you follow the step-by-step plan (in Dutch) before you complete your application (in Dutch). The scheme runs until 1 April 2026. Each year a new application round will open.