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February 11, 2020
A shift away from carbon-based fuels to renewable electricity is one of the primary mechanisms being deployed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but this shift to renewable energy and zero-emissions causes major problems for the electricity grid. Research proposed by the Blockchain@UBC clean energy group will use blockchain technologies to demonstrate how consumers can trade excess stored energy in plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) for incentives to provide meaningful grid stabilization and peak demand smoothing. This research is in partnership with EV Cities, the winning team from the 2019 Summer Institute Blockathon.
Dr. Paul Blomerus is leading the establishment of the Clean Energy industry vertical at Blockchain@UBC, the University of British Columbia’s multidisciplinary research cluster to advance the design, development and adoption of blockchain technologies. Dr. Blomerus is developing the research program and the industry partnerships for this group focusing on blockchain applications in gaseous energy, electric mobility and smart grids. He is an internationally-experienced clean energy and power systems technology expert with research experience at UBC and at the University of Oxford where he obtained his PhD in Engineering Science.
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