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Sieverdin, U. & H. SchneidewindtBlockchain in the energy sector. Great new (digital) world of energy for consumers and prosumers?

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Authors:
Udo Sieverdin & Holger Schneidewindt

Release date:
December 2016

Publication:
Friedrich Ebert Foundation, WISO direkt 30/2016

The Blockchain technology might be the key for the "Energy transition 2.0". The cost-efficient handling of energy deliveries between even smallest energy producers and consumers without intermediaries, the safe and unambiguous documentation of transactions and proof of origin as well as the increased transparency and flexibility all promise to promote the decentralization and democratization of the energy system and to strengthen consumers and prosumers. Yet the technical and regulatory challenges remain large. 

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