Slides from this webinar are available as a pdf here.
There is a lot of hype around blockchain and distributed ledger systems. There is much uncertainty about how this emerging technology can be used to support new and existing energy markets.
In this webinar, Alex Anich, Manager—Renewable Market Intelligence at NRG Renewables, and Ben Gerber, Executive Director of the Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System (MRETS), sifted through the hype and uncertainty to help attendees understand what blockchain and distributed ledger technology is; what some of the positive and negative aspects of the technology are; and how regulators, utilities, and renewable market participants can evaluate the growing number of blockchain applications in development. The presenters used a debate-style format to discuss a case study of when blockchain technology may not be the best solution for a specific platform. The presentations were followed by a Q&A with the audience.
This webinar was presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) for the RPS Collaborative. More information and resources are available at www.cesa.org/projects/renewable-portfolio-standards.