Feb 2017 - Web Conference Proceeding - Doc # EMEA42261217

Blockchain to Accelerate the Energy Transition: What, Why, and How According to Alliander

By: Roberta BiglianiVice President, Head of IDC Insights and IDC Future of Work Executive Lead - Europe, Gaia GallottiAssociate Research Director, Europe

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Abstract

This IDC Web Conference presents IDC Energy Insights' Show and Tell webinar in which a guest from Alliander — Jeroen Scheer, CTO and leader for Digital Strategy and Architecture — shared his company's strategy to leverage blockchain.

Everyone seems to be talking about it. Blockchain appears to be the revolutionary answer to every issue. This does not only count for the energy sector, but for all industries. It is presented by many consultancies and systems integrators as THE answer. But is that really true? Probably not. However, for certain areas, the blockchain concept could accelerate several specific use cases in the energy transition.

Hosted on January 19, 2017, this webinar explores Alliander's real-life cases on what areas of the energy industry the blockchain concept could be a breakthrough solution. Several cases are out there in the market, supply chain, sustainable mobility, and meter operations. The more obvious one is the peer-to-peer (P2P) energy exchange. The biggest issue with those solutions is that grid congestion is not considered, whereas this could be the hardest problem to tackle in some areas. Alliander is working on them, and has developed a simple set of indicators to discover the value of the blockchain concept applicability and create a priority list to achieve it.

IDC Energy Insights' Show and Tell is a webinar series in which we partner with utilities to showcase their innovative projects and transformations as well as discuss the challenges they face and how they are addressing them, which can lead to innovation in other utilities/clients. This can benefit utilities as they can learn about what their peers are doing, especially lessons learned.


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