Blockchain - WG 2018-6
BLOCKCHAIN, TRANSACTIVE ENERGY AND P2P TRADING
Blockchain use cases continue to grow and it is expected that more businesses will latch on this concept, namely in energy sector. This revolution is expected to generate significant economic gains both directly and indirectly as businesses and goverments realize blockchain's efficiency gains.
Concurrently, Transactive Energy Marketplaces (or Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading Platforms) in which people both generate and purchase energy from one another on a transactional basis emerge. Building the infrastructure and processes to support this is a formidable technical and process challenge.
The Working Group will investigate :
- projects using blockchain for the distribution system operation sector (in fields like maintenance management, engineering projects, customers relations, new services, ...)
- challenges presented by transactive energy, role of DSOs in the implementation of such marketplaces, market models and business models of transactive energy and associated opportunities and challenges for DSOs
- possible contribution of blockchain in the development of transactive energy
Results of the Working Group should allow to better understand the issues related to transactive energy as well as DSOs might expect from blockchain technology and how it can facilitate the development of new services.
Santos Moro Luis Manuel, EDP - Spain