Temporary subsidies for increased natural gas and electricity prices

Energy cost containment program launched

Förderprogramm Energiekostendämpfungsprogramm - Zuschuss zu Erdgas- und Stromkosten

Since July 15, 2022, energy-intensive and trade-intensive companies have been able to apply to the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) for a subsidy on their natural gas and electricity costs. The basis is the Directive on the Energy Cost Reduction Program from the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK).

The aim is to support companies that are particularly hard hit by high energy prices as a result of the Russian war of aggression on Ukraine. Companies in the eligible sectors within the European Union* are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted via BAFA’s online portal by December 30, 2022.

The program allows affected companies to apply for a grant to cover energy costs from February 2022 to December 2022. For eligibility and application, the following must be taken into account.  

* Lists see leaflet (industries correspond to the known lists at the EEG).

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Steffen Held Team Sales & Project Management

Steffen Held

Senior Account & Project Manager

Armin Kühn

Senior Consultant

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