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Apply for a grant for measurement, control and control technology, sensors and energy management software


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

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

You do not receive any funding:

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

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 total assets not exceeding EUR43 million): 40 percent of eligible costs,
  • large companies (250 or more employees and annual turnover more than EUR 50 million or balance sheet total higher than EUR 43 million): percent of eligible costs.

Eligible costs are:

  • all the costs of implementing the measure,
  • Additional costs for planning and installation.

Eligible are also the costs of

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

You can get a maximum of EUR 10 million in grants.
You will not receive the grant until you have completed your action. To do this, you need to prove:

  • that you have spent the money 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 Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA).
They are not entitled to the grant.

Reference to further funding opportunities for the programme:
You can also apply for a loan through the "Federal Support for Energy Efficiency in The Economy" funding programme (apply for a loan with a repayment grant for measurement, control and control technology, sensors and energy management software).

If you invest in measurement, control and control technology, sensors or energy management software, you can apply for a grant under certain conditions.

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

  • Complete the electronic form for the application. 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.
  • The BAFA examines your application and decides on the funding.
  • You will then receive a post from BAFA to inform you whether your grant will be granted.
  • They will begin to implement the measure. Note: If you do not wish to wait for the approval notice, you can start implementing the measure at your own financial risk as early as the application has been submitted.
  • Once you have completed the action, you must prove that it has been implemented. To do this, fill in 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 meets the technical performance (specialist contractor declaration),
    • invoices of the measure.
  • Send the complete proof.
  • Once the BAFA has verified your proof, you will receive your grant.

It is best to get advice from an energy efficiency expert before applying for funding.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can apply for additional grants for advice to THE BAFA in the programme "Federal Funding for Energy Consulting in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises".

Applications can:

  • domestic and foreign commercial enterprises, most of which are privately owned
  • municipal companies
  • Freelancers
  • Contractors implementing energy efficiency measures

Other requirements:

  • Your company must have its registered office or branch office in Germany
  • If you have a large company (250 or more employees and annual turnover more than EUR 50 million or balance sheet total greater than EUR 43 million), then you must
    • a DIN EN ISO 50001 certified energy management system,
    • have a registered environmental management system in accordance with the EMAS Regulation, or
    • can just be certified.
  • If you have a small or medium-sized enterprise (SMEs) (up to 249 employees and annual turnover a maximum of EUR 50 million or balance sheet total maximum EUR 43 million), then a system according to the Peak Equalisation Efficiency System Regulation is sufficient
  • the funded measure must be implemented in Germany and operated for at least three years
  • Your action must meet minimum technical requirements

When submitting your application, you must submit:

  • measurement, control and control concept; You can find the specifications for the concept in the "MSR, Sensors and Energy Management Software" leaflet
  • depending on the type of funding:
    • "De minimis": "De minimis" statement


  • General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER): Reference offer for action

You will find further information on the required documents in the electronic application form or in the general application leaflet.
Once you have completed your action, you must submit the following documents:

  • Specialist entrepreneur's declaration
  • Invoices of the measure
Forms on the BAFA website (under forms)
  • Application:
    • until 31.12.2022
    • before the start of the action
  • Implementation of the measure: usually within 24 months of the approval decision
  • Proof of implementation of the measure: within 3 months of the end of the authorisation period
  • Processing of the application: 3 to 6 weeks

Once you have submitted your application, you can start the action at your own financial risk.

  • Forms: yes
  • Online procedure possible: yes
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance necessary: no
Electronic application portal on the BAFA website

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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