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The Energy Sector Gets Its First Custom-Built Blockchain

By [email protected] Blockchain’s energy industry promise has come a step closer to reality with the launch of the first public, open-source, enterprise-grade blockchain for the sector. The Zug, Switzerland-based Energy Web Foundation (EWF) this week said its blockchain, EW Chain, was up and running with validator nodes hosted by 10 companies within its affiliate ecosystem,…

The 2019 Grid Edge Investment Landscape

By [email protected] This week’s Grid Edge Innovation Summit 2019 conference in San Diego covered a broad range of technologies that are changing the nature of the electricity system, from distributed energy resources (DERs) like rooftop solar PV, behind-the-meter batteries and plug-in electric vehicles, to the software, systems and services meant to optimize and orchestrate their…

Dispatches from Grid Edge Innovation Summit 2019

By [email protected] Utilities are starting to capture the value of the data coming from the edges of their distribution grids. But they’ll need to transform their approach to keep up with the flood of data to come. Greentech Media’s Grid Edge Innovation Summit 2019 kicked off Tuesday with a series of keynote panels and presentations…

Will Geothermal Ever Boom Like Fracking?

By [email protected] It’s been a decade since the fracking boom reshaped U.S. energy markets — so will we ever use our drilling prowess to create a similar geothermal boom? That’s the hope. The Department of Energy just released a massive new report revisiting America’s potential in conventional hydrothermal, enhanced geothermal, direct use and ground-source heat…

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