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dena Multi-Stakeholder Study

Blockchain in the integrated energy transition

ERSCHEINUNGSDATUM: 02/2019
FORMAT: DIN A4
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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  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 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 Lübeck, Pfalzwerke, Rheinische NETZGesellschaft, Siemens, Stadtwerke Leipzig, VERBUND.

Experts are Prof. Dr. Jens Strüker, Managing Director, Institut für Energiewirtschaft (INEWI) of Fresenius University for the economic and technological part and Dr. Ludwig Einhellig, Senior Manager & Head of Smart Grid, Deloitte for the regulatory part.

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