Blockchain The Era of the Energy Internet

Blockchain A case study for engineers - Blockchain is a term that is getting more and more attention but what is blockchain and how could it be used? Join us as we look at a real-world case study of this technology.
Blockchain The Era of the Energy Internet


Digital Series 9: Blockchain
The 9th Digital Series topic is presented in partnership with Engineers Australia WA Electrical Panel and EESA. During the session we explore Blockchain through a case study on how generation and blockchain are transforming legacy power networks into community owned economic engines.
Innovations from the sharing economy are now entering utilities, from which end users play a more active role in both production and consumption of electricity and where the marginal cost of this power will trend towards zero.
Our energy networks are a work in progress. We are now seeing the accelerated uptake of distributed generation, storage and blockchain applications transforming legacy electricity networks into community owned economic engines. Interconnected local energy markets have emerged as an anticipated outcome of a monumental shift in the electricity industry away from centralized network planning. Monolithic business models characterized by fossil fueled bulk generation and one-way delivery are being disrupted by decentralised renewable models complemented with storage. The lesser the distance between the generator and consumer means the opportunity exists to dramatically reduce network costs.
About the Speaker:

James Eggleston, Senior Analyst at Power Ledger

James Eggleston is a Senior Analyst within the Business Development team at Power Ledger, a Federally funded Doctoral Researcher at the Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute, Executive Committee Member at the Conservation Council of Western Australia (CCWA) and Councilor at the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF).
At Power Ledger, James works on project implementation of blockchain applications for renewable electricity trading, asset management and distribution market optimization. At CUSP Institute James’ research is focused on blockchain applications within smart cities and the underpinning utility sectors. At the CCWA and ACF James brings to the board expertise in strategic planning for the electricity sector, smart cities and infrastructure for influencing Australian Federal Government Policy.
Registration Opens: 5.00pm
Presentation Starts: 5.30pm
Presentation Ends: 7.00pm
Networking Ends: 7.30pm
This event will also include EESA’s Annual Meeting
Food will be available from 5pm.
Time 5:15 – 5:30pm
EESA - WA Chapter General Meeting.
• President Report.
• Membership Report
• Treasurer Report
• Committee nominations and election
18 / 09 / 2019 - 05:00 pm to 07:30 pm
Registration Closes
18 / 09 / 2019 04:30 pm
Engineers Australia Perth Auditorium
712 Murray Street
West Perth
Western Australia
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • EESA Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
Key Speaker(s)
James Eggleston, Senior Analyst at Power Ledger
Engineers Australia & EESA
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