Applications and payments

Applications for the energy aid should be sent through Tekes's online service.

http://www.tekes.fi/en/funding/SME/energy-aid/

The aid application must be submitted before launching the project. The launching of an investment means the final and binding investment decision and regarding energy audits ordering of the project.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (MEAE) makes decisions on granting energy aid for investment projects with eligible costs exceeding EUR 5,000,000 and for energy audits with eligible costs exceeding EUR 250,000.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (MEAE) also makes energy aid decision concerning investment projects that involve the introduction of new technology and energy audits that concern the development of a new service or method. In other cases, the decision on granting the energy aid is made by the Tekes.

Energy aid payments are made by the authority that has made the energy aid decision. Payments are made in accordance with the support decision, based on progress in the project and the accounts presented by the customer.