The Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) is investigating the grid charges of 4 vitality suppliers – Budget Energie, Vattenfall, Eneco and Engie – now apply to PV system house owners. It concluded that these costs are legit.

The authority stated that the “terugleverkosten” payment is determined by the upper buy prices, increased imbalance prices, and the net-metering prices that vitality suppliers need to face when their clients owns and operates rooftop PV techniques.

It added that the charges should not a supply of revenue, as a result of the funds collected with them cowl the decrease tariffs paid to customers with out PV installations.

The competitors regulator additionally stated that PV system house owners at the moment need to take care of complicated contracts provided by vitality suppliers, making it troublesome to match them and select the most suitable choice.

“The ACM calls on suppliers and vitality comparators to make efforts to enhance the comparability of contracts,” the authority stated in a press release.

According to, a Dutch on-line platform that permits customers to match industrial presents of various varieties, grid charges can fluctuate between €100 ($107.81) and €697 , relying on the dimensions of the system.

The Dutch photo voltaic market will purchase 4.82 GW of latest PV capability by 2023, in response to the “National Solar Trendrapport 2023” research, lately printed by the consultancy Dutch New Energy (DNE) Research. Around 2.5 GW of latest capability put in final 12 months got here within the type of residential installations – up from 2.2 GW the earlier 12 months.

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