Working with Perth startup, Power Ledger, Vector aims to
sign up 500 solar households, schools and community
groups in Auckland to a blockchain energy trading
platform. The trial aims to start Q4.
On the Island of Texel, they are aiming for an of-grid
solution with backup extended to the wholesale market.
In this pilot, smart meters are linked to blockchain
technology for “real-time” settlement.
Marubeni is rolling out bitcoin payments for customers
in Chubu, Kanto and Kansai regions, ultimately the
company aims to ofer bitcoin payment options to one
million electric customers within the frst year.
16 MARCH/APRIL 2017 RENEWABLE ENERGY WORLD