Strategic collaboration will leverage open-source EW-DOS tech stack and Bamboo flexibility platform to enable battery energy storage, electric vehicles, solar photovoltaic plants, and industrial companies to provide flexibility services to the distribution grid. Electra Caldense will also join Energy Web as a new member.

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Caldes de Montbuí, Barcelona and Zug, Switzerland — 23 February 2021 — Today Catalonian grid operator Electra Caldense Distribució, energy retailer Electra Caldense Energia, Energy Web, and Bamboo Energy announced the launch of the joint initiative ElectraFlex. The initiative will focus on the deployment of a digital platform that will allow Electra Caldense to utilize the flexible capacity of assets connected to their electricity network. Other project partners include energy storage company CEGASA, electric vehicle charge point provider Vega Chargers, and industrial customers Top Cable and Recam Laser.

Oriol Xalabarder, CEO of Electra Group, stated: “We are very excited to…


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Mainhausen, Germany and Zug, Switzerland — 26 January 2021 — Today, ASA Automation and Energy Web announced a renewable energy project leveraging the EW Zero application to help ASA source renewables for its production facilities in Germany and Chile. ASA Automation is a leading global automation and robotics manufacturer that supplies equipment and solutions to multinational companies including Walmart, Nestle, Volkswagen, and Pfizer. Companies like these with strong sustainability policies require that suppliers such as ASA use low-carbon energy throughout their supply chain. EW Zero will enable ASA to provide a verified proof that low-carbon energy was used in its…


The new open-source tool offers identity and access management for users, assets, and app developers in a self-sovereign era

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Zug, Switzerland — 17 December 2020 — Today Energy Web unveiled EW Switchboard, the latest addition to its open-source technology stack, the Energy Web Decentralized Operating System (EW-DOS). Switchboard is a first-of-its-kind identity and access management (IAM) tool for users, assets, and application developers in today’s growing self-sovereign approach to digital solutions. Although Energy Web developed Switchboard with a focus on the global energy sector and its foundational Energy Web Chain, Switchboard can be used in any sector and on any blockchain-based or non-blockchain digital solution.

To date, IAM solutions have been centralized, fragmented, and siloed. This presents challenges with…


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Zug, Switzerland — 15 December 2020 — Today, Energy Web announced that the Good Energies Foundation has awarded a grant to commercialize EW Zero, a digital, open-source, global market hub for renewable energy. EW Zero provides a single digital entry point for renewable energy buyers — from multinational corporations to small- and medium-sized enterprises — to discover and purchase renewable energy that meets their financial, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility requirements.

Such search/find/procure functionality is already ubiquitous online for air travel, hotels, and tour bookings. But it is almost non-existent for renewable energy procurement. There is no digital, global solution…


UNIC’s Institute For the Future (IFF) becomes the first Energy Web Academic Member

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Zug, Switzerland and Nicosia, Cyprus — 02 December 2020 — Today, Energy Web announced that it has entered into an agreement with the University of Nicosia (UNIC) to fund a PhD / doctoral studentship focused on interoperability, advancing blockchain research and implementation. The endowed studentship will sit within the Distributed Ledgers Research Centre (DLRC) at UNIC’s Institute For the Future (IFF). Alongside this announcement, UNIC will become an Academic Member of Energy Web.

“This is an exciting step for bridging academia and the global blockchain industry, so that important and fundamental research continues to happen to support the digitization of…


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Antwerp, Belgium and Zug, Switzerland — 18 November 2020 — Today IntellectEU, an international technology company focused on digital finance and emerging technologies, announced that it won last weekend’s ‘Balance the Grid’ challenge sponsored by Vattenfall at the Odyssey Momentum hackathon. Swedish multinational energy company Vattenfall has committed to “fossil-free living within one generation.” For the Odyssey Momentum challenge, Vattenfall asked applications to address “the challenge of incentivizing consumers to communicate energy demand and production to allow all stakeholders to balance the grid.” …


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Karlsruhe, Germany and Zug, Switzerland — 18 November 2020 — Today Energy Web announced that Deutsche ErdWärme (DEW) has become its newest member. Founded in 2015, DEW has quickly become Germany’s largest private developer of geothermal energy plants, spanning heat, electricity, and combined heat-and-power projects.

Earlier this year, Clean Energy Wire called geothermal energy “Germany’s largely untapped renewable heat source.” Despite strong potential, geothermal has to date contributed only small percentages to the country’s heating and electricity needs. For example, deep geothermal contributes just 0.1% to heating and cooling, while shallow geothermal adds only another 1.2%. …


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Zug, Switzerland — 3 November 2020 — Today Energy Web (EW) announced that it has joined the InterWork Alliance (IWA), a platform-neutral, nonprofit organization dedicated to creating the standards frameworks needed to increase innovation across token-enabled ecosystems. Energy Web will also join IWA’s Sustainability Business Working Group, an issue-aligned working group focused on carbon emissions and related themes.

As a member of the IWA, EW will collaborate with the organization’s global member base to set the standards for building distributed applications, including appropriate frameworks for tokenizing items of value, writing contracts over those tokens, and privacy-preserving analytics of multi-party data…


Strategic Collaboration Will Test Blockchain Technology for Distributed Resource Integration

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Palo Alto, Calif., and Zug, Switzerland — 28 October 2020 — Today the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) became the newest member of Energy Web (EW), opening the door for the organizations to work together on open blockchain platforms for integrating distributed resources. The strategic collaboration between the two organizations will include:

  • Drawing upon EPRI’s research and information on digitalization standards to further development of the Energy Web Decentralized Operating System (EW-DOS);
  • Building test applications that run on EW-DOS in an EPRI-hosted test environment; and
  • Conducting research on the benefits of open, public digital infrastructure — including blockchain technology —…

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Los Angeles and Zug, Switzerland — 27 October 2020 — Today Community Electricity, an advanced energy community developer, and Energy Web jointly announced a partnership to bring the benefits of affordable, low-carbon energy to disadvantaged communities across the Americas.

U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden’s $2 trillion Climate Plan — based on the previously introduced, Democrat-led Green New Deal package — designates that 40% ($800 billion) of the plan’s spending flow to disadvantaged communities. …

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