Energy Efficiency Award 2023

dena honours five companies for excellence in energy efficiency

Five companies were honoured with the 2023 Energy Efficiency Award for their outstanding achievements in the field of energy efficiency and CO2 savings at the dena Energy Transition Congress in Berlin. The award recipients represent innovative strategies and entrepreneurial action on the road to climate neutrality.

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The Energy Efficiency Award honours completed projects and concepts that have a special impact on the energy transition and climate protection.

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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 for energy and CO2 saving projects and concepts that demonstrate how the path to climate neutrality and the transformation of industry can succeed. The prize is endowed with a total of 30,000 euros.


The nominees and winners will receive a label for their public relations work. The award winners also receive a trophy. The Energy Efficiency Award is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The premium partner and sponsor is KfW.

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In addition to the many political and strategic debates about successful paths towards climate neutrality, the award shows how energy efficiency and climate protection work successfully in practice. 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.

All important information about the Energy Efficiency Award 2023 for download: Factsheet EEA 2023 (PDF, 432 KB)

The EEA 2023 at a glance:

  • Application start: 4 April 2023
  • Application deadline: 12 June 2023
  • Announcement of Nominees:  October 2023
  • High-profile awards ceremony at the dena Energy Transition Congress in november 2023
  • Five prizes will be awarded in four different categories, each worth 6,000 €
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises are honoured separately with a prize (regardless of category)
  • All nominees and award winners will receive a label for their public relations work
  • Nominees and award winners will be presented in press releases and on the website
  • Completed projects or concepts can be submitted

The categories

The Energy Efficiency Award in figures

participated in the competition since 2007
App. 15
Mio. t/a
GHG saved emissions
App. 18
billion euros
invested in energy effiency
App. 13
saved energy