Fraunhofer ISE Spin-off »ENIT Systems« Serves as Case Study for the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Report on "Intelligent Assets"


The German company “Enit Energy IT Systems GmbH” was featured as case study at this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) in the “Report on Intelligent Assets”. The report was distributed and discussed among delegates during the ”Circular Economy: The Road Ahead” session. ENIT Systems was founded in 2014 in Freiburg, Germany. The company develops and markets monitoring and control systems for decentralized energy systems which help customers to gain more transparency about their electricity, heat and gas consumption.

In addition the products enable intelligent system control and more efficient operation. The innovations of ENIT Systems focuse on the optimization of the vast number of SMEs operating distributed energy systems such as industry plants. The company offers a connected clip-on device (ENIT AGENT) that helps the user to understand, manage and maintain their complex energy systems, regardless of the different technologies present. The “ENIT AGENT” creates full transparency of energy usage and saves companies 5–20 per cent of energy costs – and in addition eliminates compatibility problems between old and new devices, thereby allowing for better maintenance. Furthermore, the open software invites users to add applications to the system. The “Report on Intelligent Assets” is published by the World Economic Forum and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on February 8th 2016. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works with business, government and academia to build a framework for an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design. A circular economy is one that is restorative and regenerative by design, and which aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at all times.