Groningen peer-to-peer energy exchange

PEER TO PEER SMART ENERGY BLOCKCHAIN PLATFORM

The City of Groningen has an ambitious vision to be energy neutral by 2025, with all the energy used in the city originating from renewable sources. Their goal is to be a powerful example of sustainability to other cities in the Netherlands and part of this vision is the “Energie delen met je buren” (“Sharing energy with your neighbours”) project for which Spectral was selected to implement the technical solution, to advise on the regulatory changes needed to scale the solution and to support the city in getting local communities on board. Phase 1 involves households (including prosumers) in the Reitdiep neighbourhood, exchanging energy with each other using blockchain as the key supporting technology.
PARTNERS Gemeente Groningen
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Challenge

The City of Groningen has an ambitious vision to be energy neutral by 2025, with all the energy used in the city originating from renewable sources.

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Approach

Spectral was selected to implement the technical solution, to advise on the regulatory changes needed to scale the solution and to support the city in getting local communities on board.

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Outcome

Spectral’s technology development incorporates both hardware and software. Our new tamper-proof, small-scale device for writing energy data to the blockchain will be connected with the smart meter in each participating household. Accompanying software will enable the local market for energy transactions which will then be visualised for all participants. In the long term, as the project scales, these local markets will be connected with the wholesale and balancing markets, thereby facilitating a blockchain-enabled platform for a fully-integrated, decentralised energy market.

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Stefan Kop

Energy Consultant

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