Asger Trier BingCEO
Asger Trier Bing is the CEO of M-PAYG, a company dedicated to bring renewable energy with digital access to energy in emerging markets. Asger and his team are aiming to replace mobile wallet payments through M-Pesa with spot-transactions using BitCoins and other types of crypto currencies, saving up to 7% of transaction costs. Moreover, M-PAYG is looking into how to use Etherium´s blockchain to execute energy contracts. Finally the Danish startup is designing a cross-border remittance program called Borderless Energy, where people can make energy transactions instead of currency transactions.
Mark DijksmanFounder & CEO
oneUp is seeking disruptors for their clients in a combination of data science, IoT and blockchain technology. As one of its first PoCs, oneUp has designed, developed and tested a decentralised energy network for a large European utility company, implementing blockchain technology combined with smart contracts and IoT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3YCluBUJLo
A staggering 80% of Africans are unbanked and purchase prepaid electricity with cash. This is inconvenient and significantly increases the costs of the electricity. Blockchain currencies allow people who do not have access to traditional banking services to purchase electricity by sending money to smart meters. Bankymoon offers blockchain-enabled prepaid electricity vending solutions for the African market.
Jemma GreenCo-Founder & Chair
Power Ledger allows renewable energy asset owners to decide to whom they want to sell their surplus energy and at what price. Using blockchain technology, Power Ledger provides a transparent, auditable and automated market trading and clearing mechanism for the benefit of producers and consumers. Our technology enables the sale of surplus renewable energy generated at residential and commercial developments (including multi-unit/multi-tenanted) and at homes and businesses connected to existing electricity distribution networks, or within microgrids. Power Ledger puts the power to manage the energy economy into the hands of consumers, while maintaining the value of existing distribution networks.
Electron is using blockchain and related technologies to transform the shared fabric that services the UK gas and electricity markets, and address changes including: intermittent and inflexible renewable generation; new smart grid technologies; growing uptake in demand side response programs; and regulatory regime changes targeting measurable improvements in customer outcomes. At EventHorizon 2017, Jojo will be discussing a permissioned capacity trading platform, using Ethereum.
BTL Group Ltd.
Christoph’s background is in Theoretical Physics and developing optimized software solutions for high performance computing on specialized hardware. Christoph has been part of the Ethereum project since 2014 as Lead Tester, securing and shaping the core protocol while working on the backend of the C++ client. At the end of 2015, he co-founded Slock.it, working on the decentralized sharing economy through the connection of Blockchain and IoT. On of the projects, Share&Charge was recently granted the German mobility award.
Scott KesslerDirector of Operations
LO3 Energy is an energy and technology company that builds tools and develops projects to accelerate the proliferation of the emerging distributed energy economy. Its innovative development of TransActive Grid (TAG), the first solution for energy based on the blockchain technology, enables the formation of community microgrids. Based on the open source, decentralized application platform of Ethereum, TAG’s business logic layer delivers real-time metering of local energy generation and usage as well as other related data. This open energy platform is transparent, auditable, non-repudiable, peer-to-peer, and cryptographically secure. Friction in the market is reduced by allowing different classes of users to transact openly on the platform. The first demonstration project is the Brooklyn Microgrid (BMG) neighborhood installation located in Brooklyn, New York. Using specifically tailored corporate and contracting mechanisms, BMG enables participants to build, buy and sell local and hyperlocal community-generated energy directly with their neighbors while ensuring critical facilities have power in times of crisis. BMG’s first transaction between neighbors occurred in April 2016.
Ledger is a hardware security startup designing new generation of secure smartcard-based embedded devices. Industrial IoT blockchain applications such as smart grids require a high level of security and reliability when measuring energy production and consumption. The Ledger’s Hardware Oracles products family solves this issue by feeding attested and certified data source to smart contracts. The start-up is based in Paris and has offices in San Francisco.
John LilicDirector of Enterprise Operations
ConsenSys is Ethereum blockchain software development group focusing on enterprise services. Partners include Microsoft, Deloitte, RWE and RedHat among others. John Lilich is also the co-founder of “Code to Inspire”, a non-profit committed to educating female students in Afghanistan and improving their technical literacy by teaching them how to code and helping them find employment as programmers. Code to Inspire recently partnered with Google, PwC and Github to continue its efforts and expand educational services in Herat, Afghanistan.
Dr. Mihail “Mike” MihaylovChief Research Scientist
Together with a team of experienced scientists, Mike is currently developing NRGcoin, a Blockchain-based incentive mechanism for renewable energy. The project is funded by the European Union and the Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship agency. The software incentivizes consumers to use cheap renewable energy when it is available and rewards prosumers for injecting energy when it is needed. On a global level, these incentives will help flatten the demand curve and thereby reduce the need to fire up emergency coal or gas peak power generators, which are both costly and polluting. NRGcoin offers numerous benefits to each stakeholder in the smart grid – from individual prosumers, who lower their risk exposure to policy change, through energy utilities, profiting from faster cash flow, all the way to governments, who can save on budget for renewables. The NRGcoin concept has already been demonstrated on a small-scale smart grid hardware demonstration platform, which won two best demonstration awards at international symposia.
Adam RichardCo-Founder & CEO
Adam Richard is the co-founder and CEO of Volt Markets, a company that builds simple, purposeful interactions to allow anyone to participate in renewable energy in order to obtain a more sustainable environment. Volt Markets is a financial market for renewable energy credits on the blockchain. The platform originates RECs, certifies assets, tracks chain of custody, and facilitates transaction settlement that is real time, secure, auditable, and scalable. Volt Markets is building a power market transaction engine for all types of energy across the entire industry.
Together with her team, Sebnem Rusitschka develops data-driven decentralized energy apps for solar homes. The first decentralized app developed by freeel.io is called AdptEVE and serves to optimize and adapt electricity usage patterns in solar homes according to peoples‘ lifestyle and comfort choices. Local learning, for example on an energy monitoring device, not only enables a fully automated energy-efficient electricity usage but also enhances privacy. When run on a blockchain-enabled device AdptEVE can trigger and fulfill smart energy contracts.
ElectriCChain & SolarChange
SolarChange is a web & mobile platform based on blockchain technology that incentivizes and enhances the use of solar energy worldwide. By registering on the SolarChange platform and sharing data, solar energy producers receive SolarCoin, a financial reward linked to the production of clean solar energy. ElectriCChain is a solar energy blockchain accelerator developing solar energy projects such as the ElectraSeed. ElectraSeed is a NanoGrid project, which has won the EPIC Award and was presented at COP22.
DAISEE is an open design / research program dedicated to the deployment of trusted peer-to-peer energy infrastructures. We have the ambition to bring energy door-to-door, like the Internet have brought information (and so much more) at our doorstep. We want to foster resilient decentralised, secured and trusted energy infrastructures giving the power to the “prosumers” to freely decide how to share energy. We design open-source based secured decentralized autonomous energy organisation systems (from consumption monitoring and consensual management to smart-contract based energy production sharing).