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Published on April 27th, 2018 | by Andrea Bertoli


Leveraging Blockchain For Sustainable Energy: A WCS Talk In Palo Alto

April 27th, 2018 by  

Blockchain technology is one of the hottest topics in energy innovation. The number of investments, partnerships, and consortia keeps growing, and more companies are taking a closer look at this disruptive technology. But for all its hype and potential, blockchain technology is still in its infancy and several challenges must be addressed, such as regulation, high energy consumption from mining, complexity of the technology, grid security, and cyber-security threats.

How can the blockchain enable a more sustainable energy system? This is the question that Women in Cleantech and Sustainability (WCS), in partnership with the City of Palo Alto Utilities and EDF (Electricity of France), will address with a panel featuring executives from top utilities, industrials and energy companies in California and the US.

The panel will explain blockchain technology and discuss key topics, such as how the technology is currently being used in the energy sector, who the main actors are working on blockchain, and interesting applications and use cases that are being explored.

For example, several energy companies already are using a blockchain trading platform, called Tobalaba, to trade energy services.

Learn more from these Speakers:

  • Buck Endemann, Partner at K&L Gates
  • Lydia Krefta, Principal Product Manager for Emerging Technologies team at PG&E
  • Cassie Bowie, Associate Vice President at Energy Impact Partners
  • Paul Breslow, Principal, Open Innovation, EDF Innovation Lab, Inc.
  • Lena Perkins, Resource Planner at CPAU
  • Yvette Solorzano, Omega Grid’s lead designer
  • Moderated by Sara Prochasson, Smart Grid Analyst at Enedis

This event will be held Thursday, June 7th, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, at Palo Alto City Hall in Palo Alto, California.

Register here!


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