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Energy consulting can help you uncover unused savings potential in your company. This will enable you to reduce your ongoing operating costs. You can receive funding of up to EUR 6,000 for the following measure: Expert, independent energy advice to Buildings, facilities and user behaviour in your company and to identify concrete energy saving potentials. You will not receive any funding: for measures prescribed by law, if you have already concluded the contract with the energy consultant before you submitted the application and the contract does not contain a proviso clause, if the energy consulting is to be carried out in buildings that are mainly used for residential purposes, if the results of the consultation have no direct impact on energy consumption, if you carry out the consultancy yourself in your own company or have it carried out by a partner company. The amount of the grant depends on the annual energy costs in your company: for companies with annual energy costs above EUR 10,000: you will receive 80 percent of the eligible consulting costs, but a maximum of EUR 6,000, for companies with annual energy costs of EUR 10,000 or less: you will receive 80 percent of the eligible consulting costs, but no more than EUR 1,200. Eligible costs are: Costs for the energy consultancy if it is carried out by an energy expert approved by BAFA. The subsidy is a grant that covers part of the costs. You do not have to pay back this grant. You will only receive the grant once you have completed your energy consultancy. To do this, you have to prove that you have paid for the energy advice and submit an energy advice report. You must keep all invoices and receipts related to eligible costs. Applications for funding are processed by the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA). You are not entitled to the grant. Notes: Funding is subject to the availability of the budgeted funds. For monitoring and control purposes, you are also obliged to inform the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the BAFA at any time of the following the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Federal Audit Office and the Federal Audit Office. In the event of an inspection by the above-mentioned institutions, you must be able to provide evidence of the differentiation in terms of content and costs from any other funding measures.

When submitting your application, you must submit: Offer or cost estimate from the consultant (the amount of the planned consultant's fee must be clearly stated in this). Self-commitment or self-declaration of the energy consultant. When you have completed your consultation, you must submit the following documents: electronic declaration of use Written declaration by the recipient of the grant Copy of the invoice issued by the energy consultant or his employer in the name of the advised company. Energy consulting report Proof of payment documenting the non-cash full payment of the consulting costs


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Preconditions
Applications can be submitted by small and medium-sized commercial enterprises (SMEs) and self-employed professionals with Headquarters and business operations in Germany, less than 250 employees and no more than EUR 50 million turnover per year or an annual balance sheet total of no more than EUR 43 million. Further requirements: You must plan your measure with an energy efficiency expert. This expert must be approved by the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) for federal funding in the Energy Advice for SMEs programme. If your measure is funded in accordance with this guideline, you may not use public funds from other federal funding programmes for similar measures (for example, corresponding consulting programmes).
You, or energy consultants authorised by you, must submit the application for funding directly online to the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA). Find an energy efficiency expert approved by BAFA. Use the website of the German Energy Agency (dena) for this purpose. Ask this expert to give you a cost estimate for the energy consultation. Go to the BAFA website and open the online form. Fill out the form and submit the required documents electronically and send it off. After submitting the application form, you have the option to save the application as a PDF document. After submitting the application, you will receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail within a few minutes with your process number and the link to the upload portal. Now you can sign the contract with your energy expert at your own risk and start the consultation. BAFA will check your application. If your application is approved, you or your authorised energy consultant will receive a notification of funding by e-mail. Once the energy consultancy has been completed, you must provide evidence of how your grant has been used. To do this, you fill out the online proof of use form. When doing so, you also upload the documents required for the proof of use. Once BAFA has checked your proof of use, BAFA will transfer your grant to your account.

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Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

Last update or date of publication
06.08.2020