Financial support for energy management systems from BAFA – more companies are eligible for support in the future:

The German Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) has revised the directive for the promotion/support of energy management systems on 1st May 2015. In principle, all companies with their registered office or branch office in Germany are eligible to apply. For the information sheet with instructions on how to apply, please click here. The following measures are eligible for support:

Please note that energy audits according to DIN 16247-1, as well as measures that need to be carried out based on a legal obligation or administrative order, are not eligible. The following table provides a detailed overview of eligibility when applying for a surplus settlement or limitation of the German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) levy:

Source: Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrolle, Merkblatt als Hilfestellung für Anträge nach der Richtlinie für die Förderung von Energiemanagementsystemen (from 1st May 2015).