Australian energostrip Power Ledger successfully completed testing of its p2p platform for distributing solar electricity. Ground for test operations has become one of the areas of Bangkok.
Platform Power Ledger allows subscribers to sell surplus electricity network within the grid block (according to the results of the test, the area of network coverage is not less than 8 hectares). The trial was attended not only residential areas but also commercial entities that have different power consumption: dental clinic, school and shopping center. During the test the upper limit of energoobekta reached 635 kilowatts.
Access to sources of energy provided a municipal government for the electricity sector, Bangkok (BMEA). The platform itself is Power Ledger not only helps to redistribute the flow of energy, but also keep a record turnover of electricity.
In the comments of Thomson Reuters managing Director of the startup David Martin (David Martin) said:
“By providing the basis for private electricity trade, the community will be able to meet those needs that will lead to lower costs for consumers, better prices for sellers and lower level of carbon emissions as a whole […] It motivates more people to switch to renewable energy, as costs can be offset by the sale of surplus energy to neighbours.”
The necessary equipment will be provided by the company-partner of the Power Ledger, the Thai manufacturer of solar BCPG. In turn, the blockchain is designed to handle data transfer, generation and release of invoices, and monitoring energy consumption.
After series of tests it is planned to deploy the platform in 31 point in Australia. The country has actively developed at least one type of projects, which include blockchain and solar energy — sustainable mining farm. One of the largest such centers will soon appear on the West of the continent, in the Shire of Collie.