Prima transazione di energia via blockchain. L’obiettivo è di decentralizzare ulteriormente il mercato dell’energia e ridurre i costi per i clienti

11/10/17 - E.ON ed ENEL hanno scambiato elettricità per la prima volta tramite una nuova piattaforma di scambi che utilizza la tecnologia blockchain. Il blockchain consente alle controparti di effettuare direttamente e in pochi secondi operazioni che di solito richiedono un intermediario centrale. Grazie al trading diretto, che non richiede il coinvolgimento di terze parti, anche i costi di acquisto dell’energia elettrica diminuiscono. Una riduzione dei costi di cui in futuro beneficeranno i clienti.

This week, the energy companies E. ON and ENEL traded electricity for the first time via a new marketplace that uses the so-called blockchain technology. The blockchain allows trading partners to conduct deals directly with each other in seconds, which usually require a central intermediary. Through direct trading, which is exempted from such additional partners, the costs of electricity procurement will also be lowered.

A cost reduction that will benefit energy customers in the future. Decentralized energy wholesale was tested in 2016 at the E. ON Future Lab. Its basis is a peer-to-peer network developed by the energy IT specialist Ponton. In May 2017, the partners founded the "Enerchain" initiative together with other European energy companies. The aim of the now 33 companies that have joined together is to develop a decentralised European marketplace for energy trading. Today's first contract was a significant milestone on the way to achieving this goal.

Matthew Timms, Chief Digital Officer of E. ON: "The Enerchain initiative is a good example of open, cross-industry collaboration. We all believe in the enormous potential that Blockchain technology has for the new energy world and especially for our customers." This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by E.ON Group Management and other information currently available to E.ON. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development, or performance of the company and the estimates given here. E.ON SE does not intend, and does not assume any liability whatsoever, to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.