+++ Annual Report: Markets in Digital Change – The Federal Network Agency has presented its annual report for the year 2016 (German only) +++
Author: Mareike Kohlhoff
+++ Position paper: 10 theses on sectoral coupling/ Sektorkopplung (German only) +++
+++ Save the date: Connect Ethereum to real IoT products – Summer camp in August 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany +++
+++ Report: Enhancing market coupling of SEE Region – This report provides a status of each country in South-East Europe together with a gap analysis about what legal and other elements are still missing and when they are expected to be in place +++
+++ Press release: Eneco Group invests in Next Kraftwerke – Dutch sustainable energy company Eneco Group has acquired a minority interest of 34% in Germany-based Next Kraftwerke, operator of one of the largest Virtual Power Plants in Europe +++
So far it is not possible to estimate the future impact and business models of Blockchain technology. On March 30 2017 two EXXETA colleagues traveled to Frankfurt/ Main to attend the BDEW Forum “Blockchain – an opportunity for the energy industry” to discuss with other participants on viable business models with the Blockchain technology in the energy industry.
+++ Save the date: Industry 4.0 and IoT Forum at CeBIT in Hannover +++
+++ Save the date: Annual Meeting Digitale Energiewirtschaft of Handelsblatt in Berlin 9th & 10th May 2017 (German only) +++
In the first part of our report on blockchain, we claimed that the blockchain is an innovative technology that allows users to perform direct, fast, and forgery-proof transactions. While there are already some wellknown commercial applications in the financial sector, the use of Blockchains in other sectors, such as energy has so far been limited to a few pilot projects.
+++ Wind and solar energy are disrupting a century-old model of providing electricity. What will replace it? +++