The Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (German BAFA) has published a list of frequently asked questions in relation to the energy audit obligation. This can be seen here.
For instance, under the item “energy networks”, the BAFA describes a milder approach in the case of network participation with respect to the imposition of administrative fines:
“If a company carries out its energy audit in the context of a network, and provided that the network participation was initiated in good time, then participation in an energy efficiency network will be taken into consideration, within the framework of the discretion of the BAFA, in the imposition of administrative fines pursuant to section 12 EDL-G if the company has not fully completed its energy audit by 05.12.2015.”
You can provide an appropriate proof of participation in the current energy efficiency networks LEEN or ÖKOPROFIT Energie. In this context, together with the Landesverband der Baden-Württembergischen Industrie (LVI), Arqum will provide an information event on 5. October on the topic of energy-efficient networks in the German Federal State of Baden-Württemberg. If you are interested in current networks in other regions, please feel free to contact us.