Supporting distributed electricity generation through automating the verification process and facilitating access to the emission credits market.

Led by EFL Fellow Prageet Nibber of ReWatt Power, and in collaboration with utilities, energy companies and government stakeholders, this initiative utilizes blockchain technology for efficiency, transparency, and automation. The current pilot aggregates generation from 43 rural solar sites, all of which are members of the rural utility cooperative EQUS REA Ltd. By utilizing Blockchain technology to pool dispersed generation and automate the verification process, the intention is to generate significant cost savings and a mechanism for small scale generators to access the emission credits market.

While the working group continues to learn from this pilot, identifying and addressing challenges, they are also exploring what it takes to commercialize and scale this approach more broadly.