Energy (electricity and gas) is transported by regional companies in the Netherlands. The high-voltage electricity network is managed by TenneT, and the national gas transmission network is managed by N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie. The energy market in the Netherlands has been privatised since 2004, which means that you can choose your own energy supplier.
Energy (electricity and gas) suppliers in the Netherlands
These are the largest energy providers in the Netherlands:
- Essent (customer service by Easy Nuts in English)
- Budget Energie
- NLE (Nederlandse Energie Maatschappij)
Once you have made your decision, you can visit the website of your intended supplier to sign up.
Energy (electricity and gas) package comparison
Not sure which supplier you want? There are many comparison sites such as Energievergelijk (in English) and Pricewise or you can contact EasyNuts to connect all utilities online (energy, internet, water and mobile).
Green energy in the Netherlands
The Netherlands invests a lot in green energy, which is why it is pretty easy to receive sustainable energy, generated from renewable energy sources such as wind and solar.
You can also choose to generate your own energy by putting solar panels on your roof. Solar panels are no longer subsidised by the government, however, solar boilers will be subsidised until 2021.