Energy Efficiency Award 2016: dena launches competition for energy-efficient companies

Applications in English from industry, trade and commerce accepted until 30 June

The German Energy Agency (dena) is seeking outstanding energy efficiency projects for the Energy Efficiency Award.  Companies from industry, trade and commerce can apply for this international award until 30 June 2016. You can find all the information you need to enter for free at

The Energy Efficiency Award 2016 offers prize money totalling 30,000 euros.  The competition aims to publicise efficiency strategies across different sectors and motivate other companies to implement similar projects.

This is already the tenth time that dena has organised the competition. Thanks to all the projects implemented to date, total energy savings of around 8 TWh annually have been made. This amount of energy is equivalent to the contribution made by nuclear energy to the German energy mix last December.

This year, for the first time, dena is awarding a recognition prize to competition entries that rely on digital solutions as part of their energy efficiency strategy, and have been able to achieve increased energy efficiency in this way.

An expert panel consisting of representatives from politics, business, science and the media will assess the entries according to the criteria of energy saving, relevance to climate change, cost-effectiveness and transferability. The shortlist of up to 15 nominated companies will be published on 30 September 2016. The award ceremony will take place at the dena Congress in Berlin on 22 November 2016.

dena is offering the Energy Efficiency Award 2016 as part of its 'Initiative EnergieEffizienz' ('Energy Efficiency Campaign').  This international competition is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), and has been made possible with the support of our premium partners Danfoss GmbH and DZ BANK AG.

dena has assembled all the information on the international competition, together with the online application form and details of previous years' prizewinners, at: