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Blockchain in the Energy Sector

  • Jens Strüker
  • Simon Albrecht
  • Stefan ReichertEmail author
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Abstract

The digitization of the energy industry continues to pick up speed. A new driver of this rapid development is currently the blockchain technology, which could, according to many experts, usher in the next stage of development of the Internet. Blockchains have the potential to optimize energy management processes in almost all stages of the value chain while coping with the rising complexity of the increasingly decentralized energy system.

Keywords

Blockchain Smart grid Smart contract Energy sector Electric utility Business process innovation Energy transformation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jens Strüker
    • 1
  • Simon Albrecht
    • 2
  • Stefan Reichert
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Fresenius University of Applied SciencesIdsteinGermany
  2. 2.University of FreiburgFreiburg im BreisgauGermany
  3. 3.BearingPointFrankfurtGermany

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