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Apply for grant for measurement and control technology, sensor technology and energy management software

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) promotes measures to increase energy efficiency in companies.
You can receive funding for the following measures:

  • Measurement and control technology and sensor technology to monitor the efficiency of energy flows,
  • energy management software, including the cost of training your employees.

You will not receive funding

  • for measures required by law,
  • if you have already started the measure before applying for the grant.

The amount of the grant depends on the size of your company:

  • small and medium-sized enterprises (up to 249 employees and annual turnover not exceeding EUR 50 million or balance sheet total not exceeding EUR43 million): 40 percent of the eligible costs,
  • large companies (250 and more employees and annual turnover exceeding EUR 50 million or balance sheet total exceeding EUR 43 million): Percent of eligible costs.

Eligible costs are:

  • all costs for the implementation of the measure,
  • ancillary costs for planning and installation.

Eligible costs are also the costs for

  • the wiring of the technology and
  • for the preparation of a measurement concept by a service provider.

You can receive a maximum grant of EUR 10 million.
You will only receive the grant once you have completed your measure. To do this, you must prove

  • that you have spent the money on the measure,
  • that the measure technically fulfils its purpose.

You must keep all invoices and receipts related to the eligible costs.

Applications for subsidies are processed by the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA).
You are not entitled to the grant.

Reference to further funding opportunities of the programme:
You can also apply for a loan via the funding programme "Federal funding for energy efficiency in industry" (apply for a loan with a repayment subsidy for measurement and control technology, sensor technology and energy management software).


Process flow

You must submit the application for funding directly online to the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA).

  • Fill out the electronic application form. Upload the required documents in the upload area and submit the complete application.
  • You will directly receive an e-mail that your application has been received by BAFA.
  • BAFA will check your application and decide on the funding.
  • You will then receive notification by post from BAFA as to whether your grant is approved.
  • You begin with the implementation of the measure. Note: If you do not wish to wait for the decision on the grant, you can start implementing the measure as soon as you have submitted your application, at your own financial risk.
  • Once you have completed the measure, you must provide proof that it has been carried out. To do this, you fill out a proof online on the BAFA website. You still need to upload the following documents in the upload area:
    • A confirmation from the manufacturer or supplier that your measure fulfils the technical performance (specialist contractor declaration),
    • the invoices for the measure.
  • Submit the complete proof.
  • Once BAFA has checked your proof, you will receive your grant.

Note:
It is best to seek advice from an energy efficiency expert before submitting your application for funding.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can apply for additional grants for the advice from BAFA in the programme "Bundesförderung für Energieberatung im Mittelstand".

Requirements

Applications may be submitted by

  • domestic and foreign commercial enterprises that are majority privately owned
  • municipal enterprises
  • freelance professionals
  • contractors who implement energy efficiency measures

Further requirements:

  • Your company must have its registered office or a branch in Germany
  • If you have a large company (250 or more employees and annual turnover exceeding EUR 50 million or total assets exceeding EUR 43 million), you must
    • have a DIN EN ISO 50001 certified energy management system,
    • have a registered environmental management system in accordance with the EMAS regulation, or
    • be in the process of being certified.
  • If you are a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) (up to 249 employees and annual turnover of no more than EUR 50 million or balance sheet total of no more than EUR 43 million), a system in accordance with the Peak Efficiency Scheme Ordinance is also sufficient
  • the subsidised measure must be implemented in Germany and operated for at least three years
  • Your measure must meet minimum technical requirements
Which documents are required?

When submitting your application, you must submit:

  • Measurement, control and regulation concept; you will find the specifications for the concept in the "MSR, sensor technology and energy management software" leaflet.
  • depending on the type of funding:
    • "De-minimis": "De-minimis" declaration

or

  • General Block Exemption Regulation (AGVO): reference offer for measure

You will find further details on the required documents in the electronic application form or in the general leaflet on how to apply.
If you have completed your measure, then you must submit the following documents:

  • Specialist contractor declaration
  • Invoices for the measure
What are the fees?
  • none
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
  • Application:
    • until 31.12.2022
    • before the start of the measure
  • Implementation of the measure: as a rule within 24 months of the decision granting the funding
  • Proof of implementation of the measure: within 3 months after the end of the approval period.
Processing duration
  • Processing of the application: 3 to 6 weeks

Notice:
Once you have submitted your application, you can start the measure at your own financial risk.

Legal basis
Applications / forms
  • Forms: yes
  • Online procedure possible: yes
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance required: no
Author
Technically approved by

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

Process flow

You must submit the application for funding directly online to the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA).

  • Fill out the electronic application form. Upload the required documents in the upload area and submit the complete application.
  • You will directly receive an e-mail that your application has been received by BAFA.
  • BAFA will check your application and decide on the funding.
  • You will then receive notification by post from BAFA as to whether your grant is approved.
  • You begin with the implementation of the measure. Note: If you do not wish to wait for the decision on the grant, you can start implementing the measure as soon as you have submitted your application, at your own financial risk.
  • Once you have completed the measure, you must provide proof that it has been carried out. To do this, you fill out a proof online on the BAFA website. You still need to upload the following documents in the upload area:
    • A confirmation from the manufacturer or supplier that your measure fulfils the technical performance (specialist contractor declaration),
    • the invoices for the measure.
  • Submit the complete proof.
  • Once BAFA has checked your proof, you will receive your grant.

Note:
It is best to seek advice from an energy efficiency expert before submitting your application for funding.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can apply for additional grants for the advice from BAFA in the programme "Bundesförderung für Energieberatung im Mittelstand".

Requirements

Applications may be submitted by

  • domestic and foreign commercial enterprises that are majority privately owned
  • municipal enterprises
  • freelance professionals
  • contractors who implement energy efficiency measures

Further requirements:

  • Your company must have its registered office or a branch in Germany
  • If you have a large company (250 or more employees and annual turnover exceeding EUR 50 million or total assets exceeding EUR 43 million), you must
    • have a DIN EN ISO 50001 certified energy management system,
    • have a registered environmental management system in accordance with the EMAS regulation, or
    • be in the process of being certified.
  • If you are a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) (up to 249 employees and annual turnover of no more than EUR 50 million or balance sheet total of no more than EUR 43 million), a system in accordance with the Peak Efficiency Scheme Ordinance is also sufficient
  • the subsidised measure must be implemented in Germany and operated for at least three years
  • Your measure must meet minimum technical requirements

Which documents are required?

When submitting your application, you must submit:

  • Measurement, control and regulation concept; you will find the specifications for the concept in the "MSR, sensor technology and energy management software" leaflet.
  • depending on the type of funding:
    • "De-minimis": "De-minimis" declaration

or

  • General Block Exemption Regulation (AGVO): reference offer for measure

You will find further details on the required documents in the electronic application form or in the general leaflet on how to apply.
If you have completed your measure, then you must submit the following documents:

  • Specialist contractor declaration
  • Invoices for the measure

What are the fees?

  • none

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

  • Application:
    • until 31.12.2022
    • before the start of the measure
  • Implementation of the measure: as a rule within 24 months of the decision granting the funding
  • Proof of implementation of the measure: within 3 months after the end of the approval period.

Processing duration

  • Processing of the application: 3 to 6 weeks

Notice:
Once you have submitted your application, you can start the measure at your own financial risk.

Legal basis

Applications / forms

  • Forms: yes
  • Online procedure possible: yes
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance required: no

Author

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

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