ABOUT

History

Energy Web Foundation (EWF) launched in early 2017. We were co-founded by globally respected energy think-and-do tank Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and noted blockchain developer Grid Singularity (GSy), along with a cohort of 10 founding Affiliates. RMI and GSy—who today both contribute members to our board of directors (i.e., Foundation Council)—saw blockchain’s promise in the energy sector. EWF was born to make that promise a reality.

During the first months of EWF, our testnet leveraged public Ethereum’s Kovan network, but by November 2017, we had launched Tobalaba, our EWF-built dedicated testnet. It was a time of intense energy-sector interest in blockchain technology. Between Q2 2017 and Q1 2018, the industry invested some $322 million in energy blockchain startups. By early February, our own community had grown to 37 Affiliates, and by summer 2018, we had named our founding CEO.

Then, as the energy sector began exploring blockchain technology as a serious opportunity rather than novel curiosity or possible disruptor, the pace accelerated. By March 2019, we had incredibly passed the 100-Affiliate milestone. Meanwhile, Affiliates and other partners have wasted no time adopting the Energy Web Chain, launching proofs of concept, MVPs, and other solutions, including in cooperation with PJM-EIS, SP Group, Chile’s CNE, Iberdrola, Acciona, Elia, Stedin, and others.

Now, we are eagerly anticipating summer 2019, when we write the genesis block of the next generation of the Energy Web Chain. It may still be early days for blockchain in the energy sector, but the momentum is clear. We are both proud and excited to be among those organizations developing the technology and championing the movement.

About the Cofounders

Rocky Mountain Institute

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)—an independent nonprofit founded in 1982—transforms global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future. It engages businesses, communities, institutions, and entrepreneurs to accelerate the adoption of market-based solutions that cost-effectively shift from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.

To learn more, please visit https://rmi.org/.

Grid Singularity

Grid Singularity is a world-leading blockchain technology developer in the energy sector. Founders and key staff includes core Ethereum blockchain developers, experienced energy executives, energy regulators, and technology entrepreneurs. Grid Singularity was a 2018 World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer.

To learn more, please visit https://gridsingularity.com/.
The Energy Web is an open-source, scalable blockchain platform specifically designed for the energy sector’s regulatory, operational, and market needs.

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