EU funds for energy efficiency projects in manufacturing

If you haven’t had the budget to increase the energy efficiency of your production plant, now is your chance…. up to 85% of eligible costs are being co-financed!

On 15 October 2020, the Ministry of the Economy and Sustainable Development published the second Call for Proposals aimed at increasing energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources in manufacturing. Applications will be accepted from 16th November 2020 to 25th January 2021.

Who can apply?

Micro, small, medium and large private companies registered to perform production and processing activities in manufacturing, except those related to food, beverage and tobacco products.

The objective of this call for project proposals is to reduce the consumption of delivered energy in production facilities by at least 20% compared to the consumption of delivered energy before the implementation of measures and to reduce the consumption of delivered energy for heating/cooling of the buildings by at least 40%.

Eligible project activities

  • Activities of preparation of project proposal documentation and other project-technical documentation
  • Energy efficiency measures and renewable energy sources in production plants and energy renovation of buildings
  • Project management and administration activities and information and visibility activities

Read more about the call for project proposals here.



Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) consists of technology that allows for detailed monitoring of energy and water consumption by automatically taking meter readings at short regular intervals and transferring the data to a central database for the analysis of energy and water consumption. All data is then presented in easy-to-read formats by a web application such as AMI Emasys.

Our solution enables advanced meter reading and data collection on:

  • electricity, gas, steam, heat, heating oil and water consumption
  • production of energy from renewable sources
  • other relevant measured quantities such as temperature, relative humidity (rH), flow, pressure, etc.
  • consumption in different areas (applicable to larger facilities) e.g.: monitoring energy consumption of a particular production line to determine a more precise energy and water cost per unit.

By analyzing the data of actual consumption by days, weeks and months, you will certainly be able to:

  • establish levels of normal and excessive consumption in your facility
  • identify routine losses or energy wastage and quantify the possibilities for additional energy savings
  • immediately detect malfunctions and leakages in the energy and water supply systems
  • receive notifications of system anomalies and excessive consumption
  • collect reference consumption data (before implementation) so that you can quantify the effectiveness of the implemented measures and the achievement of project objectives - an extremely important project requirement and
  • collect relevant information for future energy efficiency planning (internal benchmarking) and for system optimization.


The purchase and installation of smart meters and an advanced metering and monitoring system for energy and water consumption is one of the eligible activities of this call for proposals because...

effective energy management starts with measuring actual energy and water consumption.

Should you need help with the activities of preparing a project proposal and other technical project documentation, we can suggest a couple of companies that will be happy to help you.