Competitive calls for tenders – ProKilowatt

ProKilowatt reduces electricity consumption by companies in the industry and services sectors, as well as by private households, through the financial support of measures to increase its efficient use. It supports projects and programmes that meet the specified requirements and save as much electricity as possible per provided Swiss franc. The source of the funding is an electricity network surcharge which accumulates up to 50 million Swiss francs per annum.

Efficiency measures may be supported in the form of projects or programmes.

Project and programme support

Project support Programme support
  • Implementation of the measures is the responsibility of the applicants and direct recipients of the funding.
  • The applicants must implement the supported measure(s) themselves.
  • 3 submission rounds per annum.
  • The applicants and direct recipients bear responsibility for the programme.
  • They are responsible for initiating the implementation of the measures externally (e.g. in companies or households).
  • 1 submission round per annum.
  • Examples of potential applicants: companies, municipalities, small and medium-sized companies, electricity supply companies (for measures in their own facilities).
  • Examples of potential applicants: engineering bureaux, industry associations, electricity supply companies.

Calls for tenders in 2021/Submission deadlines

  • Projects, round 1: Friday, 5 February 2021
  • Projects, round 2: Friday, 23 April 2021
  • Programmes: Monday, 3 May 2021
  • Projects, round 3: Friday, 3 September 2021

Applications for the 2021 calls for tenders can be submitted now! The 2021 projects ill exceptionally benefit from more grants.

Latest news

  • A public consultation on the 2022 conditions will be held until 31 March 2021. More information can be found here.
  • More funding for projects in 2021: further information
  • Temporary increase in funding contribution for current programmes: further information
  • Information events 2020: still pending


Requirements for projects, 2021

Requirements for programmes, 2021

Award decisions for projects

ID: 114

Award decisions for programmes



Further publications

Last modification 28.01.2021

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