Sure, blockchain is typically associated with cryptocurrencies, but Congress's research arm, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, is looking into how blockchain can be used for electricity customers to interact with electricity providers. In one experiment, researchers looked at how one solar-powered household would be able to sell unused energy to another household in the neighborhood. The experiment also tested out how a new software system could alert renewable energy buyers of the recommended times to purchase energy. The software is still in the early stages but we better prepare for more conversations over blockchain and electric utility services.
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