Energy efficiency; applying for a grant for high-efficiency equipment or aggregates.

If you invest in high-efficiency equipment and gensets, you can apply for a grant under certain conditions.

Description

Prerequisites

Applications may be submitted by:

  • domestic and foreign commercial enterprises, the majority of which are 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
  • the subsidized measure must be implemented in Germany and operated for at least 3 years
  • Your measure must meet minimum technical requirements
  • Your measure must cost at least EUR 2,000 net, including ancillary costs

Procedure

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 receive an e-mail directly that your application has been received by BAFA.
  • BAFA will review your application and decide on the funding.
  • You will then receive notification by mail from BAFA as to whether your grant is approved.
  • You start implementing the measure. Note: If you do not want to wait for the grant decision, 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 of implementation. To do this, you fill out a proof online on BAFA's website. You still need to upload the following documents in the upload area:
    • a confirmation from the manufacturer or supplier that your measure meets 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 this from BAFA under the "Federal funding for energy consulting in SMEs" program.

Deadlines

  • Application deadline:
    • until 31.12.2022
    • Before the start of the measure
  • Implementation of the measure: as a rule, within 24 months of the notice of approval
  • Proof of implementation of the measure: within 3 months after the end of the grant period

Processing time

  • Processing of the application: 3 to 6 weeks

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

Required documents

  • Required Documents

    When submitting your application, you must submit:

    • Product data sheet, material data sheet or manufacturer's certificate of the system or unit to prove the high efficiency; if the efficiency is not evident from this, you must submit a manufacturer's declaration:
      • Proof of eligibility - Manufacturer's Declaration of Compressors form.
      • Proof of eligibility - Manufacturer's declaration form for fans
      • Proof of eligibility - Manufacturer's declaration form for heat exchangers in compressed air systems
    • depending on the grant variant:
      • "De minimis" declaration

    or

    • General block exemption procedure (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

  • Forms on the BAFA website (under Forms)

Forms

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Elektronisches Antragsportal
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

Fees

    • none

Status:31.01.2023

Responsible for editing:Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz

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