At present, power utilities are designing and testing several applications of the blockchain technology. The crypto-currency called “SolarCoin” aims at accelerating the solar PV energy production. Florent Andrillon, Arthur Arrighi de Casanova and Louise de Brémond d’Ars of Capgemini Consulting take a look at how it works.
The complexities of combining batteries and solar microgrids are explained by Sam Duby, co-founder and director of research and development at mini-grid technologies company SteamaCo Ltd and project leader at TFE Consulting. TFE Consulting is a strategy consulting firm focusing on accelerating the energy transition in emerging markets and is active in Africa, India, Southeast Asia and Latin America.
In an unprecedented move, the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has pushed through a rural electrification regulation. Andre Susanto, senior vice president and founder, PT Inovasi Dinamika Pratama, discusses how this regulation provides an opportunity for the private sector to engage in electrifying Indonesia's 12,000 villages currently without any access to electricity.