Title: Fostering Consumers' Energy Market through Smart Contracts
Authors: KOUNELIS IOANNISSTERI GARYGIULIANI RAIMONDOGENEIATAKIS DIMITRIOSNEISSE RICARDONAI FOVINO IGOR
Publisher: IEEE
Publication Year: 2017
JRC N°: JRC105789
ISBN: 978-1-5386-2066-3
URI: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8015343/
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC105789
DOI: 10.1109/ES2DE.2017.8015343
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Micro-generation promises to greatly contribute to the energy balance of the energy grid; however, so far, its market penetration is going slow due to the few, or not-existing, direct economic benefits end-users would enjoy by deploying an inhouse micro-generation system. In this paper, taking advantage of the potentialities of blockchain technologies, we propose a solar energy production and distribution architecture using smart contracts, a particular distributed ledger paradigm, to support automatic energy exchanges and auctions, potentially enabling a new, open and more fruitful, under an end-user perspective, energy micro-generation market. We present the conceptual design of the approach, the energy grid prototype and the control layer, running on the Ethereum platform, we built to demonstrate its feasibility.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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