Update on offshore wind energy: SDE+ Subsidy and Permit tender Borssele Wind Farm Sites I and II open as of 10 April 2016

Opening of SDE+ Subsidy and Permit tender Borssele Wind Farm Sites On 8 April 2016, the final Wind Farm Site Decisions I and II (Kavelbesluit I en II windenenergiegebied Borssele) were published in the Government Gazette (Staatscourant). This was the last formal hurdle to be overcome in order for the first Borssele subsidy tender to open. The application forms in … Read more

Eerste subsidietender voor windpark op zee start 10 april: kavelbesluiten vanaf nu beschikbaar

For an English version of this blogpost, please click here. Vandaag, 8 april 2016, ┬ázijn kavelbesluiten I en II voor windenergiegebied Borssele gepubliceerd in de Staatscourant. Dit was de laatste formele stap die gezet moest worden voordat de subsidietender van start kan gaan. De aanvraagformulieren voor de tender zijn nu al te downloaden op mijn.rvo.nl. Op 10 april 2016 opent … Read more

Update on offshore wind energy: legislative proposal to amend the Dutch Electricity Act 1998 adopted by Dutch Senate

On 22 March 2016, the majority of the Dutch Senate (Eerste Kamer) voted in favor of the legislative proposal to amend the Dutch Electricity Act 1998 of Minister Kamp of Economic Affairs (please click here to view the legislative proposal ‘Amendment of the Electricity Act 1998 (timely realization objectives Energy Agreement’) (Wijziging van de Elektriciteitswet 1998 (tijdig realiseren doelstellingen Energieakkoord)). … Read more

Update on offshore wind energy: legislative proposal to amend the Dutch Electricity Act 1998 adopted by Dutch House of Representatives

Within two months after the rejection of the STROOM Bill by the Dutch Senate, the Dutch House of Representatives has adopted a new legislative proposal to amend the Dutch Electricity Act 1998. Please find below an update on the offshore wind energy legislation. If this legislative proposal is also adopted by the Dutch Senate before the end of March 2016, … Read more

Update on offshore wind energy: letter of the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs dated 22 January 2016

On 22 December 2015, the Dutch Senate (Eerste Kamer) rejected the legislative proposal referred to as the STROOM Bill. The STROOM Bill comprised a merger between the Electricity Act 1998 and the Gas Act, which aimed, inter alia, to provide a statutory basis for the offshore grid and to designate TenneT as the offshore transmission system operator. The political reason … Read more