The project "Blockchain – Chances for the transformation of our energy system" at the Research Centre for Energy Economics is analyzing and developing possible applications of Blockchain technology together with seven project partners from the fields of energy supply, grid operation, technology and industry association. Thus, in a three-stage process (preliminary study - initiation phase - possibly implementation in the field test) the scientific and practical challenges regarding the implementation of Blockchain projects are evaluated and placed in an energy economic context.
The focus will be on the structured analysis and development of applications of Blockchain technology in the energy economy. The aim is to identify promising use cases, evaluate their potential and initiate an implementation project.
Figure: Basic components of a Blockchain platform that can enable innovative applications in the energy economy