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


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 sensors to monitor the efficiency of energy flows,
  • Energy management software including the cost of training your employees.

You will not receive any funding:

  • for measures prescribed 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 maximum EUR 50 million or balance sheet total maximum EUR43 million): 40 percent of eligible costs,
  • large enterprises (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 costs for the implementation of the measure,
  • Additional costs for planning and installation.

Also eligible are the costs of:

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

You can receive a maximum grant of EUR 10 million.
You will not receive the grant until you have completed your measure. To do this, you must prove:

  • that you 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 of Economics and Export Control (BAFA).
You are not entitled to receive funding.

Note on further funding opportunities of the programme:
You can also apply for a loan via the funding programme "Federal Funding for Energy Efficiency in the Economy" (apply for a loan with repayment subsidy for measurement and control technology, sensor technology and energy management software).


You must apply for funding directly online at the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA).

  • Fill in 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.
  • The BAFA will review your application and decide on funding.
  • You will then receive a letter from the BAFA informing you whether your grant will be approved.
  • They start with the implementation of the measure. Note: If you do not want to wait for the approval decision, you can start implementing the measure at your own financial risk after submitting your application.
  • When you have completed the action, you must prove that it has been carried out. To do this, fill out a certificate online on the BAFA website. You must upload the following documents in the upload area:
    • a confirmation from the manufacturer or supplier that your measure fulfils the technical performance (specialist contractor's declaration),
    • the invoices of the action.
  • Send the complete proof.
  • If the BAFA has checked your proof, you will receive your grant.

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

Applications can be submitted:

  • domestic and foreign commercial enterprises, the majority of which are privately owned
  • municipal companies
  • freelancers
  • Contractors implementing energy efficiency measures

Further requirements:

  • Your company must have its registered office or branch in Germany
  • If you have a large company (250 or more employees and annual turnover more than EUR 50 million or balance sheet total higher 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
    • are currently being certified.
  • If you have a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) (up to 249 employees and annual turnover maximum EUR 50 million or balance sheet total maximum EUR 43 million), then a system according to the Peak Compensation Efficiency System Regulation is sufficient.
  • the funded measure must be implemented in Germany and operated for at least three years
  • Your measure must meet minimum technical requirements





When applying, you must submit:

  • measurement 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" statement


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

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

  • Entrepreneur's declaration
  • Invoices of the measure
  • 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 after 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 required: no

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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