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, launching proofs of concept, MVPs, and other solutions on Volta, our second-generation testnet, including in cooperation with PJM-EIS, SP Group, Chile’s CNE, Iberdrola, Acciona, Elia, Stedin, and others.

And in June 2019, we launched the Energy Web Chain, the world's first public, open-source, enterprise-grade blockchain tailored to the energy sector. TEO by Engie became the first dApp to migrate onto the live production chain, while companies such as Thailand's PTT began building new commercial solutions on it. 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.

Latest Tweets

Don't miss EWF council member @edhesse79 at the #Odyssey program next week!

"EW-DOS makes it possible to pre-qualify #DERs for the [#electricity] market, to... manage their participation in grid balancing processes, and to facilitate financial settlement for the grid services they ultimately provide." #EWDOS
https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/2020/01/22/ewf-and-apg-testing-der-for-frequency-regulation-on-austrian-grid-in-new-flex-hub-concept/

#EnergyWeb had a 2019 full of exciting progress, and 2020 is shaping up to be ... even better. Our CCO @ja_morris shares a sneak peek at what's coming up, including a full list of open-source software modules we expect to release this year.
#energyblockchain
https://medium.com/energy-web-insights/what-to-expect-from-energy-web-in-2020-768dca60d196

Attention all #EnergyWeb members: you can join a members-only webinar on ... February 12 at 1600 CET to learn about the benefits of a #decentralized operating system for 21st century grids. Contact us today to register.

EWF's @DougJMillerJr is passionate about #energyblockchain because he believes ... it can help capture the full economic value of introducing millions of new #DERs to our electric grids during the #energytransition. Get to know him in our Q&A.
https://medium.com/energy-web-insights/four-questions-with-doug-miller-d25511b151fb

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