Energy Efficiency Award 2018 – Apply Now!

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The Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) – the German Energy Agency – is seeking outstanding projects that measurably reduce companies’ energy consumption and cut emissions that have an impact on the climate. The best of these will win the 2018 Energy Efficiency Award. Private and public companies are invited to submit their projects and concepts by June 30, 2018. The Energy Efficiency Award is endowed with 30,000 euros of prize money and is supported by Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy.

Participation within the competition is free of charge. Interested companies can submit their application online at:

Energy efficiency projects and concepts are awarded in the following categories:

  • Energy transition 2.0 – for projects that have additional positive effects on the energy system, besides increasing energy efficiency
  • Energy efficiency: from clever to digital – for projects ranging from traditional energy efficiency measures to digital solutions
  • Energy services and energy management – for projects implemented through energy management or through a service provider – both the company and the service provider can apply
  • Audience award: plans for increasing energy efficiency – concepts that illustrate conclusively how energy efficiency can be increased, and whose approach demonstrates marketability. In this category – unlike the others – awards are presented for concepts, as opposed to projects that have already been implemented

The nominations for the individual categories will be announced in the beginning of October 2018. The award ceremony will take place at the dena Kongress on November 26, 2018 in Berlin.

The international competition is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and is implemented with the support of Premium Partners Danfoss and KfW.

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