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Energy consulting for medium-sized enterprises (Federal Office of Economics and Export Control)

Energy consulting for medium-sized enterprises represents a subsidized consultancy by the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control and is aimed especially at small and medium-sized enterprises.

ECA Concept has at its disposal qualified and certified consultants that can individually advise your company and reveal existing energy efficiency potentials. Energy consulting in the medium-sized sector offers you the opportunity to perform an energy efficiency analysis with specific emphases.

Following are extracts http://www.bafa.de/bafa/de/energie/energieberatung_mittelstand/ of key data for energy consulting for the medium-sized sector.

General information

Energy consulting is an important instrument for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) to breakdown information deficits through qualified and independent consulting to recognize energy-saving potentials within the company and implement energy-saving measures.

The energy consultancy ought to demonstrate reasonable energy efficiency potentials within the fields of buildings and facilities as well as user behavior. The purpose of this program is to raise the number of consultancies performed for SMEs therefore to raise the potentials for energy-saving. Moreover, the execution of the discovered energy-saving potentials until putting the measures into operation should be accompanied by energy consultants to further raise the implementation rate. A substantial contribution to energy safety in Germany and to climate protection, are made through economical energy use in enterprises.

The subsidized energy consultations are high grade energy audits in accordance with the EU energy efficiency guidelines 2012/27/EU (therefore the consultation is oriented towards the procedure of DIN EN 16247-1).

Eligible Parties

Small and medium-sized enterprises of the commercial economy and the service industry as well as freelance professionals based in, and operating in, Germany, who employ less than 250 employees and have an annual turnover of less than 50 million € or a balance sheet total of less than 43 million € are eligible. Not eligible are, however, enterprises that are granted a relief within the scope of peak balancing (§10 electricity tax law and §55 energy tax law) as well as enterprises that submitted an application according to §§63 et seq. Renewable Energy Act (special compensation scheme) within the current or the preceding year.

Type and amount of subsidy

For enterprises with yearly energy costs of over 10.000 Euro, the grant to the eligible consultancy costs is 80 percent, including a possibly claimed implementation consultation of a maximum of 8.000 Euro.

For enterprises with yearly energy costs of a maximum of 10.000 Euro, the grant to the eligible consultancy costs is 80 percent, including a possibly claimed implementation consultation of a maximum of 1.200 Euro.

We will gladly support you with the application of the subsidy. For questions regarding energy consulting for medium-sized enterprises, please call us or write us an E-Mail.