The Concept Award
Apply with your energy efficiency concept.
For the first time, companies can also apply with their concepts for the public award of the Energy Efficiency Award this year. The energy efficiency concept to be submitted should be a clear indication of how energy efficiency can be boosted and the market ready.
Private and public companies are invited to submit their concepts by July 31, 2017
The competition jury evaluates all the concepts received and selects three finalists. These three selected companies are given the opportunity to promote their concepts at the dena congress in a live pitch for the favor of the present specialist audience. The voting then decides which concept is awarded with the audience prize.
All submitted energy efficiency projects are evaluated by a jury with international experts according to uniform standards. The focus is on the criteria of energy saving, climate protection relevance, profitability as well as the degree of innovation and transferability to other companies. Additional points are awarded to applicants when their approaches and measures have a particularly positive effect on the current challenges of integrated energy sources. These include, for example, the use of energy storage systems, the interconnection of several energy generators or an innovative financing model.
The nominations for the individual categories will be announced on 18th October 2017. The award ceremony will take place at the dena congress on 20 November 2017 in Berlin.
The German Energy Agency (dena) has been awarding the Energy Efficiency Award since 2007 as part of its Energy Efficiency Initiative. The international competition is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and is implemented with the support of the premium partner Danfoss GmbH and KFW.