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New electricity and energy tax act in Germany Bosch and DEKRA pave the way for greater energy efficiency

  • Bosch Energy and Building Solutions and DEKRA Consulting give manufacturers energy-efficiency advice
  • New Electricity Tax Act obliges companies to introduce energy management systems
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  • December 03, 2012
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In the future, energy-intensive manufacturing companies will have to concern themselves more closely with energy management and greater energy efficiency than they have up to now. The upper and lower houses of the German parliament recently passed an amendment to the Electricity and Energy Tax Act. This law obliges companies to make greater efforts to improve their energy efficiency. Effective January 1, 2013, section 10 of the Electricity Tax Act (StromStG) stipulates that large companies employing more than 250 people ore generating annual sales of more than 50 million euros will only qualify for tax relief if they can show they have started to introduce an energy management system (EnMS) or EU eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS) by the end of 2013.

The services company Bosch Energy and Building Solutions and DEKRA Consulting can offer these companies support in implementing an energy management system and putting technical measures into practice. The aim is to provide customized solutions that combine DEKRA's process expertise and the technical concepts of Bosch Energy and Building Solutions.

“DEKRA Consulting contributes its knowledge at the people and organizations interface. We take care of the technical expertise,” says Michael Blichmann, the general manager of Bosch Energy and Building Solutions GmbH.

“Companies are only able to improve their energy efficiency on a sustained basis through systematically combining technical and organisational measures”, says Dr Gesa Köberle, Head of DEKRA Consulting GmbH.

DEKRA helps companies establish a process-oriented energy management system to DIN EN ISO 50001. Bosch Energy and Building Solutions specializes in energy-efficiency services for commercial buildings. By combining energy concepts, services, and advanced technology, the Bosch experts can achieve average energy savings of 20 percent, while ensuring maximum security of supply. And if required, the Bosch energy-efficiency experts can carry out the energy-technical work that is needed. In this way, the customer receives a complete tailor-made package, and benefits from the experience of two companies from a single source.

Tina Kumpf
Phone +49 711 811-26019

Bosch Energy and Building Solutions GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. Headquartered in Stuttgart, the company, which was established in 2011, specializes in services designed to improved energy efficiency in commercial buildings. By combining customized energy concepts, services, and advanced technology, the company can provide an energy saving of 20 percent on average for its customers, which include medium-sized and industrial enterprises, hospitals, and the owners of large residential complexes.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, more than 300,000 associates generated sales of 51.5 billion euros in fiscal 2011. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent some 4.2 billion euros for research and development in 2011, and applied for over 4,100 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

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