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The challenge for the Energy Industry
By 2030 customer investment in renewable energy, distributed energy resources (DERs), and electric mobility will exceed utility investment in generation, transmission, and distribution. But today’s power grids and electricity markets are not designed for a customer-centric future.
  • Renewable generation will comprise an estimated 50–80% of overall capacity in the coming decades, largely replacing aging thermal generation assets. This alone represents the most dramatic shift in the electricity sector since the advent of alternating current.

  • Customers are driving the transition to a decarbonized, distributed electricity system quickly and at scale: in the next 10 years, electricity end-users will spend a cumulative $830B on DERs and $7T on electric vehicles.

  • By 2030, roughly a third of global installed capacity will reside “behind the meter., representing an estimated 3.5 billion internet-connected DERs are expected to integrate with existing electric grids.

Taken together, customer-owned assets can form the basis of decarbonized, flexible, resilient energy systems the world-over. But there’s a fundamental problem: today’s electricity markets are not equipped to handle the coming wave of device interconnections.
  • Everything about today’s electricity markets—from the rules governing asset qualification, to the way prices are set, to the systems used to monitor and manage the grid—assumes that supply is controllable, demand is fixed, and grid investment is a centralized function driven by grid operators. These assumptions are no longer valid.

  • Modern, low-carbon grids are inherently distributed, variable, and diverse. Investment in renewables, DERs, and electric vehicles is taking place in a naturally decentralized way; power can be generated and distributed locally as easily as it is across vast distances.

  • In our current environment, asset and customer information is fragmented across multiple siloed systems and is often invisible to grid operators. Consequently, many assets remain largely isolated from core system planning and operation functions, and DERs in particular are chronically underutilized and frequently fail to capture their full potential value.

We need a common digital infrastructure to coordinate the millions of diverse clean energy resources, customers, and organizations comprising modern grids.
  • Open, public, digital infrastructure will be as integral as physical infrastructure for the secure, reliable operation of a highly decarbonized and distributed electricity grid. Just as grid operators have built and operated the grid’s physical infrastructure over the past century, our vision is for grid operators to invest in, build, and operate digital systems that securely integrate millions and eventually billions of customer-owned DERs into core operation and planning functions.

Our mission is to develop and deploy open-source decentralized technologies and standards to meet global requirements for establishing identity, enforcing rules, and facilitating transactions between billions of DERs, customers, utilities, service providers, and grid operators.
Challenges for E-Mobility
EVs are capable of providing immense flexibility to the electric grid if they charge or discharge their batteries in the right way, at the right time, in the right places.
However, today, grid operators do not have the capability to trust and communicate with EVs or EV charging infrastructure at scale. Because of this:
  • EVs can’t easily participate in energy markets for flexibility

  • EV can’t charge anywhere they want

  • EVs can’t readily be charged when the grid is green (vs. charging when the grid is primarily powered by fossil fuels)

Smart charging: the Energy Web Stack makes it simple and trustworthy for any EV or charging station to provide services to the grid.
Green charging: we make it possible to match every charging session with clean energy at high granularity. Why? EVs in tandem with renewables are more cost effective than oil-powered mobility over the entire life-cycle.
Battery tracing: track EV batteries throughout their entire lifecycle to promote proper recycling and optimization of resources.
Lifecycle management: digital identities are also used to track EV batteries throughout their entire lifecycle to facilitate recycling and use of second-life batteries.
Availability of Flexibility Resources
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Objective of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan
Create new product offerings

for example, activate EV charging when the grid has a highest share of renewable energy; 24/7 green EV charging, etc

Minimize Roaming costs

For your customers by joining the OCN Network

Manage your EV battery lifecycle

to demonstrate to your customers and other stakeholders sustainability commitments

Trusted Data

the Energy Web chain and stack offers a secure, transparent and shared view of the same assets to all market participants

Security and Privacy

Reduce regulatory risk with a technology stack that inherently provides end-user privacy and control out of the box

Project Examples [5]
  • DER Management

    PARTNER: Elia Group

    E-mobility dashboard identifying vehicles and charge points

    DER Management

    PARTNER: Elia Group

    Get trustworthy, live & historic data from devices to improve energy purchasing.

  • DER Management
    SIM-Centric Blockchain Enabled IoT
    PARTNER: Vodafone Business

    Enabling green, fast charging for fleets and private charging

    DER Management
    PARTNER: Electra Caldense

    charge points for smart, flexible charging

    PARTNER: Bebat, Fluvius

    EV Battery tracing for recycling and second use

EW Applications for E-Mobility

These are open source applications, toolkits and SDKs that you can use

E-Mobility Dashboard

Manage the participation of electric vehicles and charge points in the grid

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Open Charging Network (OCN)

an open source, decentralized application that connects Charge Points Operators with E-Mobility Service Providers and other applications providers - free to use and build upon the open standard OCPI

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a suite of open-source software to build decentralized applications (dApps) for tracking low-carbon energy generation, trading of the associated attributes / certificates and management of certificates and generation assets

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Green Charging App

Enable vehicles and charge stations to interact with EW Origin and the OCN

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A global discovery hub or a Skyscanner of low-carbon product attributes e.g., renewable electricity certificates)
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a suite of open-source software to build decentralized applications (dApps) for tracking low-carbon energy generation, trading and management of the associated renewable certificates (EACs)
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open-source the software development kit (SDK) for tracking and matching renewable electricity consumption and generation
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EW Stack components

These are some of the low level modules from the Energy Web Tech Stack that you will find useful and that are used to build the higher level applications and projects we create for our partners


Digital Identities assigned to users (e.g., Chargepoint Operators, EV owners, etc), assets and organizations, created on the Energy Web Chain


Enterprise grade roles management app to assign permissions to these DIDs and use them to let different players participate in different markets (e.g., activation of charging)

EW Origin

use an issuing and matching module to track EV charging and match that with renewable electricity

DSB - Data Exchange

a messaging protocol and client/server libraries to send secure messages to and from DIDs

Device Link

tools and libraries for asset onboarding, making it easy to assign Blockchain ready DIDs to any hardware device


Build your next

  • Charging Point management project
  • green EV charging platform
  • solution to include EVs in
    flexibility and balancing markets
  • application on top of
    the Open Charging Network

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