Beyond Finance: Blockchain’s Impact on the Power Sector

December 02, 2016 | State of the Market Report

After making waves across the financial services industry, blockchain is now poised to disrupt several other industries. Developers are porting the technology onto new use cases, and the power sector has emerged as an early leader for blockchain development. However, numerous obstacles remain before blockchain becomes a mainstream technology. In this report, we take a deep look at the potential impact of blockchain in the power industry, focusing on power transactions. Additionally, we examine the key players in the emerging blockchain landscape, the underlying mechanisms that make blockchains work, drivers for new blockchain applications, and challenges that blockchain needs to overcome to reach its full potential.

Coverage Areas

  • Digital Transformation
  • Owning the Energy Transition

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Landscape
    The hype around blockchain is starting to give way to value in a handful of use cases; however, blockchain solutions have a ways to go before achieving broad enterprise application.
  • Analysis
    In the power industry, blockchain finds applications in wholesale transactions, peer-to-peer networks, and renewable energy credits, though some are nearer-term than others.
  • Outlook

Lead Analysts

Katrina Westerhof
Director, Research
Isaac Brown

Contributors

Kevin See, Ph.D.