Tokyo energy company Eneres, with the support of the authorities of the Fukushima prefecture, is testing the capabilities of the distributed registry technology for its application in renewable energy, and in particular, for building "smart micro networks" on the blockchain. This is reported by the Nikkei Asian Review.
The purpose of the experiment is to study the possibility of building a shared energy economy. According to the plan of the developers, thanks to the technology of the blockchain house households with installed solar panels and other sources of renewable energy will be able to share the surplus of energy with other members of the network, while receiving a certain reward.
The experiment will involve 1000 households from the cities of Fukushima, Aizuwakamatsu and other prefectural settlements. The results of testing the new solution will be presented in January next year.
Also, the developer of the Aizu Laboratory software will participate in the experiment. In particular, the startup will provide a solution that allows people to record transactions in the power network.