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