Blockchain and Energy Technology

Most well-known use cases of blockchain technology are cryptocurrencies. However, the foundational technology enabling the cryptocurrencies, provides excellent opportunities way beyond. Blockchains are not another fancy databases, but completely new methods of creating trust, collaboration and synergies in the digital space. The most important feature of blockchain is it’s cyber security features, enabled by authenticity, transparency, immutable ledgers and the lack of a single point of failure.

Blockchain enabled smart grids are emerging research topic, and provides important aspects towards clean, secure, reliable and smart energy ecosystems. In addition to smart grids, blockchain provides opportunities in the field of energy communities, logistics and supply chains. Blockchains are far more than cryptocurrencies and inefficient energy hoarding public ledgers.

The seminar will also be live-streamed. You are welcome to join remotely via this link: Blockchain and Energy Technology stream-link

Passcode for webinar: 556341

 

 

               

 

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Meeting Hall (Vaasa City Hall)
Tuesday 21 March
12:30 - 14:00

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Blockchain and Energy Technology - Speakers and Topics

Introduction: Powered By Blockchain-project and its outcomes

Tomi Salo
Project Coordinator - Digital Economy, University of Vaasa

Keynote: Blockchain solutions for the energy transition, experimental evidence and policy recommendations for european policymakers

Gianluca Fulli
Deputy Head of a European Commission - JRC Unit, leading the research on smart electricity systems and interoperability, currently seconded to DG ENER B.4 Energy Security and Safety.
Contract Professor at Politecnico di Torino lecturing on electricity security, digitalisation and blockchains.

How has VTT utilized blockchain technology in its projects in the energy sector

Mikko Tuomisto
Research Scientist, VTT

Blockchain-based Electricity Markets

Miadreza Shafiekhah
Associate Professor, University of Vaasa

Rathan Kumar Alagirisamy

Project Coordinator - Digital Economy, University of Vaasa

Tomi Salo

Project Coordinator - Digital Economy, University of Vaasa