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Open Source Is ‘Powering’ The Energy Sector, Thanks To LF Energy

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As the world is looking at moving away from fossil fuels towards renewable sources, there is a combined effort from the private sector, public sector and consumers to make the much-needed switch to renewables. The energy sector is going through a dual challenge: 1) digital transformation of their own technologies and 2) embracing the challenges posed by renewable energy.

Linux Foundation Energy aka LF Energy was created to work as a catalyst, an accelerator, to these changes, bringing different players of the energy sector together to use each other’s resources and collaborate on putting their transformation on a highway. Two key players, among many others, of this sector are RTE and Alliander who played a pivotal role in the creation of LF Energy. In this episode of TFiR Let’s Talk, Swapnil Bhartiya sits down with Lucian Balea, Open Source Program Director at RTE and Jonas van den Bogaard, Solution Architect and Open Source Advocate at Alliander while at Open Source Summit in Dublin, to discuss the state of adoption of open source in the energy sector and some of the key challenges companies are facing. They also dive into the geographical aspect of open source in the energy sector and how they are navigating these issues.

To see a video interview and learn more, click here.

Blockchain at Work in the Energy Sector

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Blockchain technology is enabling innovation in multiple industries, including the energy sector.

Blockchain Technology Partners, BTP, joined LF Energy to accelerate collaboration on deploying and managing blockchain infrastructure in the enterprise energy space.

BTP’s focus is on providing a strong, stable platform on which companies can then innovate and develop multiparty middleware applications and services, says Duncan Johnston-Watt, BTP CEO and Co-Founder.

In energy, blockchain technologies can provide provenance, meaning the ability to track the life cycle of assets. That might be, for example, tracking solar panels used in a solar panel installation, where they came from, who transported them, installed them, etc. This could be useful to address performance issues or repairs. Another use case would be to track renewable energy sources to ensure that the energy supplied is truly 100% renewable.

Energy will benefit from blockchain technology, in particular, because it has a broad and diverse set of market participants, “and this creates a lot of friction on several fronts,” adds BTP Vice President of Strategy, Csilla Zsigri. Blockchain and associated technologies can help alleviate these fractions.

In addition to being members of LF Energy, BTP is also a member of the Hyperledger Foundation, the CNCF and the Open Source Security Foundation.

To see a video interview and learn more, click here.

Linking Carbon Counting to Renewable Electricity Purchases

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More consumers and corporations want to know the carbon footprint of the companies they do business with, and businesses are buying more renewable energy in response.

But it’s no longer enough just to buy and use renewables. The pressure is on companies to also understand the carbon impact of those purchases.

That’s where FlexiDAO comes in. FlexiDAO, founded four years ago, helps companies eliminate emissions from the electricity they buy. It does that by enabling them to monitor and certify the origin of that power, and its carbon emissions every hour of the day.

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