30. July 2020

Funding of energy management software extended

One more argument to tackle energy management. No more excuses. After all, the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control has significantly expanded the funding of energy management software.

The promotion of measures from Module 3, i.e. MCR, sensor technology and energy management software, amounts to 30% of the eligible investment costs (de minimis regulation) or the eligible additional investment costs (Article 38 AGVO). Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) even receive 10 percentage points more. The maximum subsidy is now no less than € 10 million!

Are you eligible to apply?

You benefit from the funding as

  • private company,
  • municipal enterprise,
  • freelancers if the permanent establishment is mainly used for freelance work,
  • Contractor who carries out the measures referred to in this Directive for an eligible company.

It is assumed that the applicant is represented by a permanent business establishment or branch in Germany.

Municipalities are exempt from support.

Get your new energy management software generously subsidized

Module 3 deals with the funding conditions for "measurement and control technology, sensor technology and energy management software". Funding is provided for the

  • Acquisition and installation of measurement and control technology (MCR) and sensor technology for monitoring and efficient control of energy flows.
    This should be part of an energy or environmental management system. In the case of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the above-mentioned technologies must be integrated into an alternative system in accordance with the Peak Equalisation Efficiency System Ordinance (SpaEfV).
  • Purchase and installation of energy management software.
    This also includes the training of personnel by third parties in handling the software. Additional costs are also subsidised. These include the cabling of the subsidised technologies and the creation of a measurement concept by an external third party. If the energy management software is used as a cloud solution, the external usage costs are also considered eligible.

Do you meet the requirements?

If you would like to apply for funding, your company must have a certified energy or environmental management system according to DIN EN ISO 50001 or EMAS or at least be in the process of certification. If in your case it is a small or medium-sized enterprise as defined by the EU SME definition (see Appendix 2 of the AGVO), proof of an alternative system in accordance with SpaEfV Appendix 2 is also sufficient. Funding is granted in accordance with the minimum technical requirements set out in the "Measurement and Control Technology" leaflet.

The same requirements apply equally to low-interest loans with repayment subsidies from KfW.

An essential prerequisite for eligibility for promotion is that the implementation of the measures must not have begun at the time of application.

Do you need assistance?

The energy management software IngSoft InterWatt has also been listed as eligible for subsidies by the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control for years. So do not hesitate. Please contact us. Secure the generous subsidy for yourself.

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