Renewable Energy Scheme



For 2021, the Ministry of Economic Affairs has made a subsidy budget of € 50 million available for HER + projects. The changes to the existing subsidy scheme are published in the Government Gazette the Government Gazette (Staatscourant). These changes determine the subsidy scheme for 2021. This subsidy scheme will open  on 1 April 2021 and will close on 31 March 2022, 17.00 hours.



The Hernieuwbare Energieregeling (Renewable Energy Scheme) offers grants for the TKI Wind op Zee theme ‘Cost Reduction and Optimisation’. The requirements are:

  • Projects must aim to reduce the costs and CO2 emissions of offshore wind energy by 2030. This includes topics such as support structures, wind turbines and wind farms, the internal electrical network and connection to the high-voltage network, transport, installation and logistics, and operation and maintenance. Projects aimed at combined generation and storage of renewable energy are also included. In addition, this program is open for other energy technologies.
  • The project must lead to renewable energy production in 2030 and it must lead to cost reductions during construction or operation of the wind farms that will be developed in the Netherlands. The cost benefits must exceed the grant amount requested for the project.

The program is targeted at TRL 6 to TRL 8 projects, but projects at TRL 4 or TRL 5 may also apply for the subsidy, provided that they deliver the intended cost reduction in 2030.



Target Projects:

Scheme targeted at sustainable energy including Offshore Wind focusing on the higher TRLs and demonstration.

Tender System:

Order of entry

Tender Open:

1 April 2021

Tender Closes:

31 March 2022, 17.00 hours


€ 50 million

Maximum Subsidy Size:

€ 6 million per project


Please note that in case of conflict, the official information found on the RVO website is authoritative.


Find out more on the RVO website. (Dutch)