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22 Feb 2018

Blockchain technology could make smart meters more secure – analysis


The decentralised blockchain technology could solve many of the IT security problems associated with the roll-out of smart meters, the German Energy Agency (dena) says in a press release. In an analysis published jointly with management school ESMT Berlin, the dena says current measures to protect communication between energy providers, smart meters, and household appliances are insufficient. Blockchain technology could remedy this situation, but will not be ready for large-scale implementation very soon.

Find the paper in English here.

See the CLEW factsheet Blockchain – the next revolution in the energy sector? for more information.

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