The Dutch senate (Eerste Kamer) has rejected a proposal to part out the nation’s net-metering scheme from 2025. The Tweede Kamer, the Dutch decrease chamber of parliament, had authorized the proposal by former Vitality Minister Rob Jetten in February 2023.

In response to several Dutch media retailers, the rejection of the brand-new measure was primarily because of the opposition of the BBB, a right-wing populist political celebration, and the GroenLinks-PvdA celebration. Each event claimed that the phasing-out of the scheme would have elevated the payback time to deploy PV techniques, thus making them unviable for low-income households.

Lawmakers who submitted the proposal had argued that internet metering is now turning into an approach of over-subsidizing rooftop PV, given the current steep drop in module costs.

The photo voltaic sector was not in opposition to the proposal, in the precept. For instance, the commerce group Holland Photo Voltaic believes that sustaining the net-metering mechanism would put a brake on the long-term progress of the rooftop photo voltaic market. It has claimed that the proposal would nonetheless ensure the additional growth of the residential PV phase within the nation, however, provided that particular incentive schemes for batteries have been launched.

In 2021, Netbeheer Nederland, the Dutch Affiliation of Electrical Energy and Fuel Community Operators, and Vitality Storage NL proposed the phasing-out of the net-metering regime, together with a rebate program for storage techniques.