ENIT receives fund­ing from the state of Baden-Würt­tem­berg (Invest BW)

The state leg­is­la­ture’s Busi­ness Com­mit­tee approved grants for nine com­pa­nies in the state dur­ing a spe­cial ses­sion in March 2021. The Enit Ener­gy IT Sys­tems GmbH project “ENIT Agent 2.0+ edge com­put­ing solu­tion for SMEs to accel­er­ate pho­to­volta­ic imple­men­ta­tions and ener­gy effi­cien­cy” has now offi­cial­ly start­ed. The aim of the inno­va­tion project is to accel­er­ate pho­to­volta­ic imple­men­ta­tions and ener­gy effi­cien­cy in indus­tri­al SMEs.

In Decem­ber 2020, the state gov­ern­ment decid­ed on the key points for the largest inno­va­tion and invest­ment sup­port pro­gramme open to all sec­tors in the his­to­ry of the state of Baden-Würt­tem­berg. A total of 300 mil­lion euros is to be made avail­able for Invest BW to pro­mote invest­ment and inno­va­tion in indi­vid­ual companies.

The com­pa­ny, man­aged by Pas­cal Benoit and Kai Klap­dor, is based in sun­ny Freiburg and was found­ed in 2014 as a spin-off of the Fraun­hofer Insti­tute for Solar Ener­gy Sys­tems ISE. The goal of the com­pa­ny is to bring man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pa­nies to emis­sion sav­ing mea­sures and CO2 foot­print reduc­tions through active ener­gy man­age­ment in their oper­a­tions. To this end, the team, which cur­rent­ly con­sists of 28 com­mit­ted employ­ees, works close­ly with its indus­tri­al cus­tomers and has sig­nif­i­cant­ly expand­ed its range of ser­vices in addi­tion to its core prod­uct, the ener­gy man­age­ment system.

“With our part­ner com­pa­nies, we can now offer impor­tant projects such as new PV rooftop instal­la­tions, green ener­gy deliv­er­ies and e‑charging infra­struc­tures. These projects are not only impor­tant to accel­er­ate the ener­gy trans­for­ma­tion of indus­tri­al com­pa­nies, but pay off for our cus­tomers part­ly with­in 2 years”, says Kai Klapdor.

ENIT offers its most­ly medi­um-sized indus­tri­al com­pa­nies an inno­v­a­tive ener­gy man­age­ment sys­tem as a com­plete solu­tion for the elec­tric­i­ty, heat, gas or water sec­tor from a sin­gle source. “With our new cen­tral tech­nol­o­gy devel­op­ments, we are adding the next build­ing block to our decen­tral­ized archi­tec­ture, which brings impor­tant new pos­si­bil­i­ties for our cus­tomers. The first appli­ca­tions revolve around the top­ic of CO2 foot­print in indus­try,” explains Pas­cal Benoit.

Col­lab­o­ra­tion with indus­tri­al com­pa­nies is now increas­ing­ly pure­ly dig­i­tal. Thus, the first steps in get­ting to know each oth­er usu­al­ly con­sist of par­tic­i­pa­tion in webi­na­rs and sub­se­quent per­son­al web ses­sions. “We have been focused on dig­i­tal sales since before Coro­na. Today, by the way, we also use our dig­i­tal reach to help non-ENIT cus­tomers achieve nec­es­sary CO2 reduc­tion projects,” adds Mir­jam Blum. In the first quar­ter of 2021, for exam­ple, over 400 indus­tri­al com­pa­nies came to ENIT’s free webi­na­rs, and the YouTube chan­nel is well-stocked.

Source: Enit Ener­gy IT Sys­tems GmbH