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Apply for a grant for measurement, 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, control and regulation 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 required by law,
  • if you have already started the measure 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 the 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): percentage of eligible costs.

Eligible costs are:

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

Also eligible are the costs for

  • the cabling 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 subsidy until you have completed your measure. To do this, you must 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 of Economics and Export Control (BAFA).
You are not entitled to receive funding.

Reference to 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, control and regulation technology, sensor technology and energy management software).


You must submit your 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 stating that your application has been received by the BAFA.
  • The BAFA will examine your application and decide on the funding.
  • You will then receive a notification from the BAFA by post as to whether your grant will be approved.
  • You start with the implementation of the measure. Note: If you do not want to wait for the approval notice, you can start implementing the measure at your own financial risk after submitting your application.
  • When you have completed the measure, you must prove that it has been carried out. To do this, fill out a certificate online on the BAFA website. You still have to upload the following documents in the upload area:
    • a confirmation from the manufacturer or supplier that your measure fulfils the technical performance (specialist entrepreneur's declaration),
    • the invoices of the measure.
  • Submit the complete proof.
  • If the BAFA has checked your proof, you will receive your subsidy.

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 grants for advice from the BAFA in the "Federal Funding for Energy Consulting in SMEs" programme.

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:

  • Your company must have its registered office or a 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, control and regulation 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" declaration


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

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

  • Specialist 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 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 measure 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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