IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids
29-31 October 2018 // Aalborg, Denmark

Quo Vadis Blockchain in Energy?


Irene Adamski, Research Cooperation Management at Grid Singularity

Sebnem Rusitschka, Founding Researcher at Freeelio

Motivation and scope

This workshop takes stock of current research findings in applying blockchain technology to decentralized energy system challenges and lays out research questions at the cutting edge of Blockchain in Energy.

It has been well over two years since the first energy transactions between peers, facilitated through the blockchain. Whilst that was not the first peer-to-peer energy sharing via a grid, the permissionless nature of the blockchain is what captured the imagination of all those developing and using decentralized energy resources, like solar rooftop and storage.

As a community researching and applying blockchain technology in the energy domain, we have grown quite a lot. Many pilots in which startups, researchers and innovative corporations collaborate, are underway or being started. Pioneers are laying the foundations for a globally usable blockchain infrastructure, that satisfies the requirements of transactive energy application.

We are looking forward to exchanging experiences and ideas laid out in keynotes and discussing the findings of invited papers. Finally, in the panel, we will assess where we are standing as a research community and look beyond the horizon.


  1. Keynote Tech (45 mins)
  2. Invited Papers (120 mins)
  3. Keynote Application (45 mins)
  4. Panel on State of the Art & Vision (60 mins)