Energy Efficiency Award 2022

The winners of the EEA 2022 have been announced! Congratulations!

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The Energy Efficiency Award honors projects that have a special impact on the energy system transformation.

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The Energy Efficiency Award

The Energy Efficiency Award - showcase of concrete successes for the energy transition and climate protection: since 2007, dena has been awarding prizes to innovative and creative entrepreneurs who, with their projects and concepts increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gases. The prize is worth a total of 30,000 euros. The nominees and winners also receive a label for their public relations work.


The focus is on measures to save energy and CO2 as well as concepts that show how the path to climate neutrality and the transformation of industry can succeed. The Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck was won as patron of the Award. The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and KfW are sponsoring the competition.

In addition to the many political and strategic debates about successful paths towards climate neutrality, the award shows in a very practical way how energy e! iciency and climate protection work. The focus is on measurable results and innovative approaches that can be easily transferred to other companies. The award for implemented projects is given in three categories. The audience award goes to a company with a convincing concept that shows the way to climate neutrality.

This year dena is awarding five prizes. In the "Think big!" category, two prizes will be awarded: one to small and medium-sized enterprises, the other to larger companies. This enables the jury to include the specific challenges and framework conditions of the companies even more in its assessment.


The EEA 2022 at a glance:

  • Application deadline was 11 June 2022
  • Nominees announced:  October 2022
  • High-profile awards ceremony at the dena Energy Transition Congress in november
  • Five prizes will be awarded in four different categories, each worth 6,000 €
  • Up to 15 nominees and 5 award winners receive a label for their public relations work.
  • The nominees and award winners will be announced in press releases and presented on the Website
  • Completed projects or concepts can be submitted
  • Small and mediumsized enterprises will be honoured separately in one category
  • Applications are submitted online (takes about 30 minutes to complete and upload)

The categories

The Energy Efficiency Award in figures

participated in the competition since 2007
App. 14
Mio. t/a
GHG saved emissions
App. 18
billion euros
invested in energy effiency
App. 13
saved energy