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Apply for a loan with repayment subsidy for energy optimisation of plants and processes

Description

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) promotes measures to increase energy efficiency in companies.
The funding is open to technology, in particular:

  • Process and process conversions to efficient technologies and energetic optimization of production processes,
  • waste heat utilisation,
  • Measures on systems for heat supply, cooling and ventilation, if these are used directly for production processes,
  • energy-efficient provision of process heat or cold,
  • Avoidance of energy losses in the production process.

You will not receive any funding:

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

If you want to optimize plants and processes energetically, then you can get a loan of up to EUR 25 million.

The amount of the subsidy in the repayment of the loan depends on the size of your company and the energy saved:

  • small and medium-sized enterprises (up to 249 employees and annual turnover maximum EUR 50 million or balance sheet total maximum EUR 43 million):
    • up to 40 percent of the eligible costs,
    • a maximum of EUR 700 for each tonne of carbon dioxide saved annually.
  • large companies (250 or more employees and annual turnover more than EUR 50 million or balance sheet total higher than EUR 43 million):
    • up to 30 percent of the eligible costs,
    • a maximum of EUR 500 for each tonne of carbon dioxide saved annually.

Eligible costs are:

  • all costs of implementing the measure,
  • Ancillary costs for planning and installation,
  • Costs for the creation of an energy saving concept and the support of the implementation by an external energy consultant.

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

  • that you have spent the money from the loan on the measure,
  • that the measure technically fulfils its performance.

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

Applications for funding are processed by the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW).
You are not entitled to receive funding.

Reference to further funding opportunities of the programme:
You can also apply for a direct grant from the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) via the funding programme "Federal Funding for Energy Efficiency in the Economy" (apply for a subsidy for energy optimisation of plants and processes).

You must submit your application for funding in writing to the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW).

  • You first need a financing partner, through whom you then submit your application to KfW. Financing partners can be a bank, building society or a financial intermediary.
  • Select your financing partner and make an appointment for a consultation. If you are looking for a financing partner, you can use the online consultation request on KfW's website.
  • In the consultation appointment, your financing partner checks whether your planned measure meets all the requirements and whether you are creditworthy.
  • You fill out the loan application together with your financing partner. Your financing partner will inform you which further forms and documents you need for your application.
  • Your financing partner submits the completed loan application to KfW. KfW will examine your application and decide on the funding.
  • You will then be informed by your financing partner whether your loan with repayment subsidy will be approved.
  • Conclude the loan agreement with your financing partner and start with the measure. KfW will pay you the loan amount in full.
  • When you have completed the measure, you must prove to your financing partner that
    • that you have spent the money from the loan on the measure and
    • that the measure technically fulfils its performance.
  • You submit these proofs to your financing partner.
  • Your financing partner checks and confirms your evidence and forwards it to KfW.
  • If KfW has also checked the evidence, you will receive the repayment subsidy as a credit note.

Applications can be submitted:

  • domestic and foreign companies in the commercial sector, the majority of which are privately owned
  • municipal companies
  • Freelancers
  • Contractors who carry out energy efficiency measures

Further requirements:

  • You must be creditworthy
  • Your company must have its registered office or a branch in Germany
  • the savings concept must be drawn up by an energy consultant who is approved by the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) for the funding programme "Federal Funding for Energy Consulting in SMEs"
  • the costs of your measure may only be refinanced without funding after at least two years through the saved energy costs
  • the funded measure must be implemented in Germany and operated for at least three years

Hint:
If your company has an energy or environmental management system certified according to DIN EN ISO 50001 or EMAS, you can also create the savings concept yourself.

When applying, you must submit:

  • Savings concept
  • for contracting projects: confirmation of the contracting project
  • for SME subsidies: self-declaration of compliance with the SME definition
  • for "de minimis" grants: "de minimis" declaration

Once you have completed your action, you must submit the following documents:

  • Confirmation after implementation of the investment measure
  • Application:
    • until 31.12.2022
    • before the start of the action
  • Call-off period of the loan: within 12 months after loan approval, in one sum or in partial amounts
  • Proof of use of funds: within 12 months of full disbursement of the loan

 

 

 

 

  • Processing of the application: 1 to 3 months

Hint:
You can only start the measure once you have received a notification of the approval.
If you still want to start earlier, you can apply for an early start of measures. However, you will have to wait to see if this application is approved before you start your action.

  • Forms: yes
  • Online procedure possible: no
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance required: yes (at the financing partner)

Hint:
You can get the original forms from your financing partner. You fill out the forms together.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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