Banking limit - Energy for Transport

If companies  have a surplus of HBEs on their account after debiting renewable energy units (HBEs: hernieuwbare brandstofeenheden) to comply with their own obligations, they can carry over a number of HBEs to the next year on 1 April. This is the balance banked.

There is a limit to balance banked. The number of HBEs on the account above the banking limit will expire on 1 April. This is an automatic action in the Energy for Transport Registry (REV: Register Energie voor Vervoer). Specific rules apply per type of participant.

Level of banking limit

The banking limit depends on the capacity of the account holder. The general principle is that a balance of 2000 HBEs or less can always be banked:

  • A transferer has a banking limit of 2000 HBEs.
  • A claiming company may bank 10% of the total HBEs that they have created through claims in the previous year, with a minimum of 2000 HBEs.
  • Companies  with an annual obligation and obligation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions may bank 25% of the HBEs, with a minimum of 2000 HBEs.
  • Where account holders have several facilities, the REV adjusts the percentage to produce the highest balance banked, with a minimum of 2000 HBEs.

The banking limit is filled automatically based on the available HBEs, where any remaining HBE-As on the account are first banked, followed by HBE-Os and lastly by HBE-Cs.

The amount of HBEs on the account exceeding the banking limit will expire on 1 April.

This is also the case when a negative balance occurs for one or more of the HBE-types after the REV debits HBE's for the annual obligation. The amount of HBE's above the banking limit cannot be compensated with a negative balance for any HBE-type. This means that the amount of HBE's above the banking limit will alway expire, regardless of a possible negative balance for a specific HBE-type.

The REV automatically performs the banking transactions during year-end closing, where the highest number applies.

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