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Blockchain in energy business

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Presentation from Powel Tech Meetup in Gdańsk 13.12.2016

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Blockchain in energy business

  1. 1. BLOCKCHAIN IN ENERGY BUSINESS Piotr Kosiński Powel Tech Meetup 13.12.2016
  2. 2. What is the blockchain technology (tech) ■ Distributed immutable database ■ Byzantine fault tolerant system with decentralized consensus ■ Cryptographically secure ■ Smart Contract platform ■ Public vs Consortium vs Private
  3. 3. What is the blockchain technology (non tech) ■ Technology that can lower the costs ■ Middleman cutter ■ Trustless transactions ■ Smart Property registration ■ Enabler for disruption
  4. 4. DECENTRALIZED OR DISTRIBUTED?
  5. 5. https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/industries/assets/pwc-blockchain-opportunity-for-energy-producers-and-consumers.pdf
  6. 6. Powergenerationtoday andtomorrow http://www.solarpowerportal.co.uk/files/images/Future_Power_System_--_NIC.jpg
  7. 7. Blockchain opportunities ■ Energy demand / supply system ■ Peer to peer trading ■ Blockchain based billing model ■ Smart devices ■ Peer to peer lending ■ Green certificates ■ Distributed file storage
  8. 8. Energy demand and supply systemhttps://www.pwc.com/gx/en/industries/assets/pwc-blockchain-opportunity-for-energy-producers-and-consumers.pdf
  9. 9. Peer to peer trading http://www.slideshare.net/JohnLilic/transactive-grid?from_action=save
  10. 10. based billing model ■ Mobility ■ Dynamic pricing ■ Consumers providing service towards power companies ■ EV charging ■ Self sufficient communities
  11. 11. ■ Smart thermostats ■ Weather data ■ Consumption patterns ■ Demand response vs local market ■ Real-time measurements
  12. 12. Peer to peer lending ■ Buying a share in solar plant ■ Renting an electrical storage ■ Sharing your EV charging point ■ Crowdsource new green energy investments
  13. 13. certificates ■ Selling energy worldwide ■ Energy represented as token
  14. 14. Distributed file storage ■ Centralized storage for metered data ■ Today regulations requires to keep the archive for X years
  15. 15. Where are we today with blockchain implementations ? ■ All major players announced investments in blockchain related projects ■ Still very young technology – Ethereum real kickoff about 1 year ago – The DAO hack, hardforking, bugfixing ■ Perhaps the Blockchain is the only working one ■ Can blockchain be hacked ?
  16. 16. Thank you!
  17. 17. Contact ■ Twitter: – @piotrkosinski ■ LinkedIn: – https://www.linkedin.com/in/piotr-kosinski ■ Email: – piotrkosinski@gmail.com

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