Award winners 2021

Achievements of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) separately acknowledged with two prizes

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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

Visionary entrepreneurs and pragmatic technicians are the focus of the Energy Efficiency Award. Since 2007, the German Energy Agency (dena) has presented the prestigious award to private and public companies that have achieved outstanding achievements in increasing energy efficiency. The internationally announced award is endowed with prize money totalling 30,000 euros and is supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi). Premium partner is KfW.

Companies apply for the award by submitting a competition entry to dena. As a rule, four competition categories are available for selection: three for completed energy efficiency projects with measurable results and one category for new, innovative concepts. The jury evaluates all competition entries according to uniform standards based on the criteria of energy saving, relevance to climate protection, cost-effectiveness, degree of innovation and transferability. It then nominates the winners.

The categories

The Energy Efficiency Award in figures

participated since 2007
million t/a
greenhouse gas emissions avoided
billion euros
investment in energy efficiency
saved energy