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dena launches study on blockchain in the energy transition

protected by digitisation at the information and communication technology level. Blockchain technology can help with that – we want our study to show precisely how.” Practicality check: What are the limits of blockchain? Blockchain can increase the efficiency of transactions in the energy system and enable [...] financial management or online retail, for instance, blockchain competes with established IT systems. Replacing these with a blockchain is conceivable but would require investments from companies. The aim of the study is to determine the added value of blockchain compared to alternative systems in specific areas [...] use of blockchain technology for the integrated energy transition, in particular to coordinate the constantly growing number of decentralised components of the energy system across all sectors. Together with business partners, dena is investigating whether the technical conditions for blockchain are already

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dena study: Energy system would benefit from immediate introduction of blockchain technology

introduction of blockchain technology Improving the framework conditions for key energy transition technologies and increasing investor confidence A study entitled “Blockchain in the integrated energy transition” conducted by the Deutschen Energie-Agentur (dena) indicates that blockchain technology is [...] ” Template: Download dena Multi-Stakeholder Study: Blockchain in the integrated energy transition Download ( 8 MB )   This refers in particular to the inclusion of the latest energy industry study results in the German government’s planned blockchain strategy, which is to be published this summer. It [...] sector as well as an investigation of the potential impact of blockchain on the acceptance of the energy transition. Economic, technological and regulatory assessments – the determinants of success The study has shown that the use of blockchain is of economic, technological and regulatory advantage for

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Blockchain: The energy industry is preparing for a new digital transaction technology

however, blockchain has the potential to become the dominant technology. It can increase the efficiency of transactions and enable direct exchanges, while at the same time reducing costs – for example, during charging and billing transactions for electric vehicles. Blockchain technology Blockchain is a new [...] combined into blocks. Blockchain databases are considered to be tamper-proof, since the individual information blocks are subject to complex encryption and stored at decentralised locations. Probably the best-known use is the digital currency Bitcoin. The blockchain study The ‘Blockchain in the energy transition’ [...] respondents said they were already experimenting with so-called blockchain technology, or were planning to do so. These are the findings of a joint study by the Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) – the German Energy Agency – and ESMT Berlin. Blockchain is a decentralised method of exchanging, encrypting and storing

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Vulnerabilities in smart meter infrastructure – can blockchain provide a solution?

dena-HINTERGRUNDPAPIER Vulnerabilities in smart meter infrastructure – can blockchain provide a solution? Results from a panel discussion at EventHorizon2017 Wie kann die Blockchain-Technologie die Datensicherheit beim Einsatz von Smart Metern erhöhen? Über diese Frage informiert eine englischsprachige [...] der Blockchain-Konferenz EventHorizon 2017 geführt haben. Nach Einschätzung einiger Diskussionsteilnehmer sind die derzeit international gebräuchlichen Protokolle für die Kommunikation zwischen Energieversorgern, intelligenten Zählern und Haushaltsgeräten nicht ausreichend geschützt. Blockchain habe

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Blockchain in the integrated energy transition

finding  of the dena study "Blockchain in the integrated energy transition". It analyses use cases for blockchain in the energy system with regard to technological maturity, competition with other digital technologies, economic benefits, strategic added value and regulatory environment. Recommendations [...] The use of blockchain in specific fields of application in the energy industry can represent added value for companies from an economic, technological and regulatory point of view, although these dimensions must always be evaluated separately and weighed against each other. This is an essential finding  [...] ions for action were derived for politics, the energy industry and the blockchain scene. The study was carried out together with the following partners: Alliander, BKW, cronos Unternehmensberatung, DKB, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg, EWE NETZ, General Electric, items, ista International, Mainova, Netz

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New issue of "transition" – the German Energy Agency's energy magazine

issue: Why the urban energy transition is changing our cities, why Power Fuels could be the missing link of the energy transition, what opportunities Blockchain technology offers for the energy sector and how the serial refurbishment of buildings is causing a sensation throughout Europe. "transition" is published

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Start Up Energy Transition Award finalists nominated

The programme will also include workshops, presentations and panel discussions. Speakers will include Jennifer Zhu Scott (Radian Partners & Radian Blockchain Ventures investor group, China), Dr Johannes Teyssen (energy providers E.ON), Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala (Bakulu Power start-up, Uganda), Christoph [...] On 17 April, the winners of the SET Award will receive their prizes at a joint evening event hosted by the SET Tech Festival, the ‘EventHorizon’ blockchain summit, and the ‘Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue’. The award winners will also take part in a start-up panel at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue

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SET Award 2018: Six start-ups chosen as top innovators in the energy transition

their prizes in Berlin on April 17th at a joint evening reception of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, the SET Tech Festival and the energy blockchain conference ‘EventHorizon’. An international jury selected the winners from more than 400 applications from 68 countries. 18 start-ups competed in [...] Energy Council, commented, based on the results of the World Energy Issues Monitor 2018: “The number one issue keeping innovators awake at night is blockchain as well as the internet of things, while renewables keep them busy at work. Other priority areas are market design and electric storage. The winners [...] April 16th  to 20th  are the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue and its framework programme. It is complemented by the SET Tech Festival, the energy blockchain conference ‘EventHorizon’ and the Urban Energy Forum under the motto ‘Engine of the Global Energy Transition’. The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue

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Strong applications for the ‘Start Up Energy Transition’ Award received globally

transition, in addition to the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue and its official side events. Events will include the SET Tech Festival and the blockchain summit ‘EventHorizon’. They all form part of the ‘Berlin Energy Week’, and will convene key players in the global energy transition. About the initiative

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