Special prize for small and medium-sized enterprises: In addition, dena will award a special prize for particularly innovative solutions to an SME from among all applications. The prize is awarded independently of the above categories.
Rewarding the nominees: label and publicity
In October 2023, dena will publish the shortlist with the nominated projects. The nominees are entitled to actively use the nomination for their own corporate communication. They can also use the EEA label for this purpose.
Rewarding the winners: prize money, label, public relations.
The 5 winners of the Energy Efficiency Award will be honoured at the festive dena Energy Transition Congress on November 13, 2023. All winners will receive a certificate from dena as well as prize money of 6,000 euros. They will also receive the winner's label and a trophy.
The nominated energy projects and the award winners are selected by a jury of experts with representatives from politics, business, science and the media. The jury members receive all submitted applications for review. In doing so, they are obliged to comply with the statutory provisions on data protection and to maintain confidentiality. In a joint session, the jury makes its decision in a professional debate.
Supporters and Premium Partners
The Energy Efficiency Award 2023 is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The premium partner is KfW. The bank supports companies, private individuals and public institutions in implementing innovative business ideas, using renewable energies and increasing energy efficiency. One focus is on start-up and SME financing.