Blockchain - WG 2018-6



Blockchain use cases continue to grow and it is expected that more businesses will latch on this concept, namely in energy sector. This revolution is expected to generate significant economic gains both directly and indirectly as businesses and goverments realize blockchain's efficiency gains.

Concurrently, Transactive Energy Marketplaces (or Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading Platforms) in which people both generate and purchase energy from one another on a transactional basis emerge. Building the infrastructure and processes to support this is a formidable technical and process challenge.


The Working Group will investigate :

  • projects using blockchain for the distribution system operation sector (in fields like maintenance management, engineering projects, customers relations, new services, ...)
  • challenges presented by transactive energy, role of DSOs in the implementation of such marketplaces, market models and business models of transactive energy and associated opportunities and challenges for DSOs
  • possible contribution of blockchain in the development of transactive energy

Results of the Working Group should allow to better understand the issues related to transactive energy as well as DSOs might expect from blockchain technology and how it can facilitate the development of new services.

Convener :

Santos Moro Luis Manuel, EDP - Spain

Members :            

Breslow Paul, EDF inc - France
Caire Raphael, G2ELAB - France
Casey Jeffrey R., Burns & McDonnell - United Kingdom
Dal Canto Diego, Enel - Italy
Fujdiak Radek, Brno University of Technology - Czech Republic
Hemm Regina, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology - Austria
Honkapuro Samuli, Lappeenranta University of Technology - Finland
Krishnamurthy Padmasri, ABB - India
Mark Stefan, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology - Greece
Masikos Michail, Deddie - Greece
Politopoulou Sophia, Deddie - Greece
Ruwaida Yvonne, Vattenfall - Sweden
Sweeney Micah, EPRI - USA
Tan Victoria, Enedis - France
Velotto Giovanni, ABB - Sweden
Yu Jie, Power Economics & Technology Research Institute - China
Click here to download the final report of the CIRED WG on Smart Grids - ISSN 2684-1088
A leaflet presenting this WG is available here