World : How Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading on the Blockchain Might Work

On this week’s Interchange podcast: We explore possible applications for peer-to-peer trading. Plus, a conversation with three blockchain startups.

Out of the 122 startups (and counting) that GTM Research is tracking in the energy-blockchain space, 22 are focused on peer-to-peer energy trading.

Sharing electrons directly with peers sounds cool, but why do it in the first place? Would it help the grid? Will it be a catalyst for more distributed energy? Or is it just a novel application?

In this episode of The Interchange, we're exploring the potential of peer-to-peer trading. We'll start with the Consensus segment, where we explore a specific blockchain tech or concept.

Later in the show, we'll talk with Colleen Metelitsa, a grid edge analyst with GTM Research, about investment trends and emerging applications in the energy-blockchain space.

Finally, we'll talk with three blockchain startups — ElectronLeap and Omega Grid— about their experiences building partnerships with incumbent energy companies. 

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Source : https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/how-peer-to-peer-energy-trading-on-the-blockchain-might-work#gs.5FFYBmI

Smart Grid Bulletin November 2018


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