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National Grid Launches Distributed Energy Platform In Buffalo

Earlier this month, National Grid announced the launch of an integrated transactive energy platform in Buffalo, NY. The pilot program will integrate renewable resources from member institutions of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus with the local distribution grid, offering market compensation to the producers. The project, launched in coordination with BNMC and Opus One Solutions, […]

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Energy Industry Makes Way For Distributed Energy

The imminence of a distributed generation explosion in the United States has utility companies preparing for the repercussions. At the Edison Electric Institute Annual Convention in San Diego earlier this month, CEOs from the country’s largest investor-owned utilities gathered to discuss the future of electric. For Duke Energy CEO and newly elected EEI Chairman Lynn […]

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Startups Surpass $10 Billion In 2018 ICO Fundraising

With two weeks remaining in the first half of 2018, funds raised through the initial coin offerings of 440 startups have eclipsed $10 billion, according to CoinSchedule. So far, the top three performing sectors have been communications, finance, and trading/investing, which account for a combined 46% of the total funds raised. Leading the pack and […]

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LO3 and Power2Peer: Points of Comparison and Distinction

Though as a concept the energy blockchain is quite young, its developers need not reinvent the wheel. Progress often involves building upon advancements made by others. LO3, with its wide publicity and impressive success, has served as one early model for younger companies like Power2Peer. Of course, progress is not just emulating, but innovating. Here […]

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Decentralized Energy With Blockchain Peer-to-Peer Transactions

Right now, the way electricity is produced and disseminated is a highly centralized process. Due in part to our ever-increasing dependence on electrically-powered infrastructure, grid operators often enjoy regional monopolies on electrical generation. The centralized grid is also due to the inherent properties of electricity. The power you are consuming as you read this was […]

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Microgrids for the Common Good

Blockchain-Enabled Microgrids for Utility Companies and Customers Providing electricity to an entire nation is a massive undertaking. Though the work is shared by hundreds and thousands of utility companies, increasing demands on deteriorating infrastructure inevitably test and exceed capacity limits during crucial moments. Most of us don’t often think about or appreciate the grid for […]

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Power2Peer: Building A Better World With Blockchain

Ushering in a new era of energy independence with decentralized microgrids With the buzz surrounding blockchain reaching fever pitch over the past twelve months, many are rushing to catch up. Industry leaders are spending millions studying the potential applications of distributed ledgers. In every sector, entrepreneurs are hoping to spearhead the next great blockchain-enabled concept. […]

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Trump Solar Tariffs Sacrifice More American Jobs

Efficiency becomes paramount as punitive policy takes effect The Trump administration’s recent sledgehammer approach to energy policy purports to be about protecting American jobs. Unfortunately, failing to situate this sentiment within any objective reality, many can only conclude that the policy is concerned less with American workers than with protecting the fossil fuel industry from […]

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Blockchain Finds Problem to Solve: Energy Distribution

With the explosion of buzz surrounding blockchain ledger platforms such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, and the boom of blockchain ICOs over the past several years, there has been much discussion about the viable applications of cryptocurrency. Skeptics have described blockchain as an elegant solution in search of a problem. But as various sectors of industry […]

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