News Digest Item
03 Nov 2017

New blockchain project seeks to stabilise grid with home energy storage units


A pilot project by Dutch grid operator TenneT and German company Sonnen is meant to test power grid stabilisation with blockchain technology based on Sonnen’s decentralised home energy storage systems, TenneT says in a press release. TenneT will integrate the home storage units in its power grid via blockchain technology to allow for a more flexible and rapid adaptation to intermittent power supply by renewable energy sources, the press release says. “We are using green energy from storage systems as an alternative to coal or nuclear power for bridging transmission bottlenecks,” says Philipp Schröder, managing director and chief sales and marketing officer at Sonnen.

Find the press release in English here.

For background on blockchain technology, see this CLEW factsheet.

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