Energy Auditing SubsidiesBusiness Finland and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment grant subsidies for Motiva energy auditing. The maximum amount of a subsidy is as a rule 50% of the approved audit’s working costs.
The exception to this concerns subsidies for municipalities and micro-enterprises and SMEs linked to the energy efficiency agreement regime, for which the maximum subsidy is 50% of approved costs.
Note! Micro-enterprises and SMEs are defined according to the recommendation of the European Commission (2003/361/EY): under 250 employees and with an annual turnover of €50 million or total balance sheet of a maximum of €43 million.
The MEAE energy auditing subsidy is available for companies and communities (e.g. municipalities, parishes and foundations). In addition, energy auditing projects for the district heating sector, power plant sector and transport chains, plus Renewable Energy Municipal Audits are subsidised.
The subsidy applicants must be the company, community or other such body that owns the facility to be audited. Subsidies are not granted to government agencies, institutes and public utilities, nor can MEAE audit subsidies be granted to forming and residential sector.