The energy audit support scheme is directed towards companies which use at least 500 MWh per year of energy, i.e. relatively energy-intensive companies. The support covers 50% of the cost of the energy audit, up to maximum of SEK 30 000. The government decided to introduce the support in December 2009. Applications are to be sent to the Swedish Energy Agency before the energy audit takes place and the support is paid to the company following completion of the energy audit and when suggestions for measures to be taken are in place. The measures will then be followed up a few years after the energy audit.