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P2PQ - Peer2Peer im Quartier

The project deals with applications optimizing the self-consumption of PV-generated energy within urban quarters by enabling peer-to-peer relations among energy prosumers based on blockchain technology. The aim is to develop and validate these applications in the field being used by consumers.

Short Description

The benefits of using blockchain technology are reaching from data security to confidential billing platforms for prosumers. Beside the research and implementation activities, new business models for operators of energy infrastructure in quarters from the viewpoint of an energy provider are conceptualized, validated in a test phase, and - based on the results - recommendations for future concepts are elaborated.

Starting point / motivation

Blockchain technology in the context of renewable energy through PV plants and using potential flexibilities is a widely debated topic right now. Blockchain technology provides a fast and secure method for generating, executing and settling contracts to enable energy trading between users.

Despite these advantages there are just a few pilots currently running worldwide. Therefore, the implementation and usage of this technology is still at an experimental phase. The consortium is aiming to develop and implement a proof of concept of the use of blockchain technology for peer-to-peer trading in an urban development are called „Viertel Zwei" in Vienna.

Contents and goals

The research project Peer2Peer im Quartier deals with applications optimizing the self-consumption of PV-generated energy within urban quarters by enabling peer-to-peer relations among energy prosumers based on blockchain technology.

The aim is to develop and validate these applications in the field being used by consumers. The benefits of using blockchain technology are reaching from data security to confidential billing platforms for prosumers.

Beside the research and implementation activities, new business models for operators of energy infrastructure in quarters from the viewpoint of an energy provider are conceptualized, validated in a test phase, and – based on the results – recommendations for future concepts are elaborated.

Methods

The proof of concept will be implemented in "Viertel Zwei", an urban development area in Vienna's second sistrict. On site the necessary infrastructure (PV-systems, battery storage) will be installed and the blockchain applications will be deployed. In the final project stages the results and the collected input by users will be evaluated, the business cases will be validated, and recommendations for future concepts will be generated.

Expected results

The results of the project should be an optimization of the self-consumption of PV-generated electricity and installation of a peer-to-peer energy trading system within the quarter. Additionally, the legal frameworks for digital contracts and potential business models should be evaluated.

Project Partners

Project management

Wien Energie GmbH

Project or cooperation partners

  • AIT
  • Riddle&Code

Contact Address

Wien Energie GmbH
Thomas-Klestil-Platz 14
A-1030 Wien
Tel.: +43 (1) 4004-0
E-mail: office@wienenergie.at
Web: www.wienenergie.at

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