Energy Efficiency Award 2022: the deadline for applications has been extended to 11 June

dena honours innovative entrepreneurs for their projects and concepts / Convenient online application process

Berlin, Germany 19 May 2022. The Energy Efficiency Award, which is presented by the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) – the German Energy Agency –  is now entering into the final stretch. Private and public-sector companies have until 11 June to submit their online applications for projects and concepts targeting an increase in energy efficiency and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Businesses of any size and from any industry in Germany or abroad can participate. The award is endowed with prize money totalling €30,000. In addition, the nominees, who will be selected by a panel of experts in September, will receive an EEA label that they can use in their public relations. The winners will receive their awards at the dena Energy Transition Congress, which will take place on November 14 and 15 2022.

The Energy Efficiency Award 2022 is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). KfW is a premium partner.

Four selection categories

There are four categories in the competition:

  1. Think Big! Complex energy transition projects: This category calls for systemic thinking and integrated solutions for the energy transition. Applicants can submit projects that they have implemented and in which a large number of measures have to work together in a coordinated manner. dena is awarding two prizes in this category: one for small and medium-sized enterprises and a second for larger companies.
  2. From clever to digital! The broad spectrum of energy efficiency: This category is open to companies whose project demonstrates the possibilities of energy efficiency in the field. This includes low-investment measures, sophisticated technologies or data-driven optimization via software solutions, digital sensors and controls.
  3. Achieving more together! Energy services as an enabler of the energy transition: This category honours projects implemented by companies in which energy service providers are involved. Your submitted project can be for one that involves the design and planning of a plant, its implementation, financing, operational management or maintenance, for example.
  4. Concepts for a climate-neutral future! Ambitious climate protection targets, holistic transformation approaches and climate-friendly products: Companies that have developed their own climate protection strategies or climate-friendly products can submit their concepts for the Audience Award in this category.


All information on free entry, conditions of entry, the online application form and information on previous years’ prize winners can be found at


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