Democratizing Energy with Blockchain: Exclusive Interview with Neil Pennington, Strategy Advisor for the Energy Web Foundation - [an Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Interview]
- Sep 27, 2019 2:45 pm GMT
This item is part of the Special Issue - 2019-09 - Blockchain in Utilities, click here for more
Digital solutions are becoming increasingly vital to strategies in the energy industry. The presence of smart grid solutions, the growth in distributed energy resources, and the importance of flexibility in energy generation, storage, and consumption have all pushed forward the opportunity for new tools to come into play. As evidenced by Energy Central’s ‘Blockchain in Utilities’ special issue that was published this week, blockchain sits atop these critical solutions.
The potential impact of blockchain solutions in democratizing energy systems has become the focus of Neil Pennington, a Strategy Advisor for the Energy Web Foundation. Neil has deep senior-level experience of the energy sector, and expertise in innovation, decentralized technology including smart energy, energy retail and grids, blockchain, artificial intelligence, financial tech, and more. He also works with governments on tech issues ranging from energy, security, cryptocurrency regulation and fintech to international cross-border co-operation. His current interests and clients include the Energy Web Foundation, where he works with them as a Strategic Advisor. He is highly networked in a deeply interconnected world. Having worked in large corporates, consultancy, and in start-ups from payments to distributed energy, he understands the challenges of making things happen in those environments and has achieved great results.
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