Energy and environment 2017

EnergyBlock

Copenhagen, Denmark

Stakeholders

Copenhagen Solutions Lab (The Smart City lab of the City of Copenhagen)

Technology

Blockchain

EnergyBlock is a test area for sustainable solutions based on decentralised energy and blockchain technology in a fixed area of Copenhagen. In 2017 EnergyBlock will analyse the benefits of combined local energy production and local food production from a rooftop greenhouse while accommodating a social agenda of local job creation.

What was tested

Decentralised energy systems; Blockchain technology

Testbed purpose

EnergyBlock is developed from a sustainability perspective, specifically related to the introduction of renewable energy sources introduce falling prices on energy. The purpose is also to put Copenhagen in the driver seat of blockchain technology development.

Context

District in Copenhagen used as test area.

Use cases

  • Testing innovation for verification and proof-of-concept
  • Capture competitive advantages from frontier technologies
  • Address market failures or grand challenges

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