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In #Illinois, blockchain startups seek to work with utilities on grid software

In Illinois, blockchain startups seek to work with utilities on grid software Blockchain startups say utilities and regulators in Illinois have been more open to working with them than in other states. Revolutionary rhetoric around blockchain’s potential to make traditional utilities obsolete has fostered tense relationships in the energy world. Startup companies boasting about wanting … Continue reading In #Illinois, blockchain startups seek to work with utilities on grid software

Three Ways Blockchain Could Kill the Old-School Utility Model

Three Ways Blockchain Could Kill the Old-School Utility Model Blockchain’s ability to quickly and cheaply manage billions of data points may enhance the expected $9 trillion in zero-carbon energy investments over the next 22 years. If utilities think rooftop solar panels and batteries are bad for business, blockchain should scare the bejeezus out of them. … Continue reading Three Ways Blockchain Could Kill the Old-School Utility Model

Could blockchain – based apps help advance clean energy?

Could blockchain-based apps help advance clean energy? While sometimes dismissed as a solution in search of a problem, blockchain-based applications are being pursued by companies in the Northeast and Texas, among other places, as a possible way to streamline clean energy transactions. Blockchain – the digital code that is used to create cryptocurrencies such as … Continue reading Could blockchain – based apps help advance clean energy?

#Bitcoin points the way to major changes for food and energy industries

Bitcoin points the way to major changes for food and energy industries While the bitcoin market relies on blockchain to transmit and store the value of each token, the transparent tracking technology might have even greater potential in tracking food and energy transactions. Blockchain is upending the world’s financial markets with the rise of bitcoin, … Continue reading #Bitcoin points the way to major changes for food and energy industries

Blockchain – powered P2P #energy_trading on trial at Britain’s biggest social housing PV installation

Blockchain-powered P2P energy trading on trial at Britain’s biggest social housing PV installation Verv, an energy monitoring and AI company, has laid claim to launching the UK’s first energy trading community at a housing estate in Hackney, East London. The machine learning specialist has collaborated with community renewables developer Repowering London to conduct a field … Continue reading Blockchain – powered P2P #energy_trading on trial at Britain’s biggest social housing PV installation

Blockchain: a natural partner for 21st century power grids

Blockchain: a natural partner for 21st century power grids Blockchain technology – a distributed transaction database that maintains continuous records in the form of time-stamped and modification-resistant blocks – is emerging as a key enabler for the current wave of energy innovation. From underpinning a small community energy scheme in Brooklyn to facilitating a trial … Continue reading Blockchain: a natural partner for 21st century power grids

#BP, #Shell lead plan for blockchain – based platform for energy trading

BP, Shell lead plan for blockchain-based platform for energy trading (Reuters) – A consortium including energy companies BP and Royal Dutch Shell will develop a blockchain-based digital platform for energy commodities trading expected to start by end-2018, the group said on Monday. Other members of the consortium include Norwegian oil firm Statoil, trading houses Gunvor, … Continue reading #BP, #Shell lead plan for blockchain – based platform for energy trading