The market position of the gas engine CHP, which supplies the grid has improved in 2020 compared to the already good position in 2019.
The "overcapacity" in the Dutch electricity market has decreased further due to the closure of the Hemweg power station and increasing exports.
In addition, the increase in energy tax (EB) and Sustainable Energy Storage (ODE, 3rd bracket of electricity) works in favor of the gas engine CHP for the part of the electricity that is used itself.
Due to these changes, the operating hours and yields of grid-supplying CHPs have increased. The installed CHP capacity has remained virtually the same compared to 2019, as Jeroen Larrivee of Blue Terra shared on Kas als Energiebron.
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Obstacles and opportunities in the near future
He also takes a look at the future. In 2022, for example, there will be many restrictions on the supply and / or feed-in of electricity. This creates opportunities as well as challenges for CHPs, says Jeroen.
In areas with limitations in the transmission capacity, (business) expansion is only possible through increased use of the CHP. Entrepreneurs cannot then switch to increased purchasing from the grid.
There are also areas where feed-in with CHPs can only take place to a limited extent. The CHP with grid supply makes an important contribution in horticulture to keeping the electricity grid stable. Companies with CHPs and lighting are more flexible and can adjust as well as adjust.
More and more entrepreneurs with CHPs and lighting are participating in TenneT's emergency power pool. Investing in new CHP for grid supply only is generally reasonably profitable up to 2022 and partly depends on the integration. An investment in a CHP for own lighting remains very profitable.
View the entire report here on Kas als Energiebron, including a look at the future in 2024, 2026 and also to 2030.