connect enlight: envia THERM and Kiwigrid automate reporting for distributed power plants

  • Manual reporting to be replaced by a holistic digital solution
  • New software will also be available to third parties
  • connect enlight was developed as part of the cooperation between the enviaM Group and Kiwigrid



envia THERM simplifies the process of creating reports and submitting them to third parties. connect enlight is the new software that enables easy creation and submission of legally required reports per mouse click. Creation of reports, which was previously done manually, is now set to be replaced by a holistic digital solution.


Operators of renewable energy plants, cogeneration plants, and boiler systems are legally required to submit commercial reports regularly in order to comply with their obligation to provide information to authorities, benefit from financial subsidies, etc.


The newly developed software from envia THERM will now also be available to interested partners.  This enables municipal utilities, district heating companies, as well as industrial and business customers to minimize their bureaucratic burden and also allows them more freedom of action.


The digital solution from envia THERM was developed as part of the cooperation with Kiwigrid GmbH. The IoT (Internet of Things) platform of the Dresden company serves as the technical backbone for the new product.


In addition to basic functions such as meter reading, connect enlight also automates the filling of energy and electricity tax return forms, etc. More forms can also be added to the reports if necessary. The smart software also visualizes meter readings for gas, electricity, and heat in the form of diagrams and key figures, which makes it easier to monitor the plant. The new product supports all standard interfaces for connection of distributed generation systems.


Since the end of 2016, the enviaM Group has been working with Kiwigrid GmbH to develop the Internet of Energy.


More information on the product can be found at:






envia THERM GmbH, Bitterfeld-Wolfen, is a subsidiary of envia Mitteldeutsche Energie AG. The company develops and operates renewable energy generation plants (bioenergy, photovoltaics water, and wind). It also supplies customers in eastern Germany with district heating, cooling, and process steam from gas and steam turbine plants, heating plants, decentralized cogeneration plants, and central heating systems.


The enviaM Group is the leading regional energy service provider in eastern Germany. The corporation supplies around 1.3 million customers with electricity, gas, heat and energy services. The group has around 3,500 employees and includes envia Mitteldeutsche Energie AG (enviaM), Chemnitz, and other companies in which it has a majority holding. These have made it their goal to develop the Internet of Energy in eastern Germany. The majority shareholders in enviaM are innogy SE and around 650 eastern Germany municipalities.


Kiwigrid aims to help energy suppliers, car manufacturers, and manufacturers of distributed energy systems master the energy transition. Customers of the Dresden company use the IoT platform to open up new markets, diversify their products and services, and pull ahead of their competition. To make this possible, Kiwigrid offers them IoT solutions and energy services that help increase energy efficiency, optimize the use of renewable energies, pave the way for electric vehicles, and stabilize electricity grids. Kiwigrid GmbH was founded in 2011 and now employs over 160 staff from various parts of the world. Since then, the company has built up a wealth of expertise in energy as it relates to the Internet of Things and intelligent energy management. Kiwigrid is one of the world’s leading technology companies in these areas and was once again included on the Global Cleantech 100 list in February 2018.


Press contact:


envia THERM GmbH: Uwe Pohl, T +49 345 216-4423,​


Kiwigrid GmbH: Daniel Kühne, T +49 351 50 1950-121, daniel.kuehne​