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.
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 These assumptions are no longer valid.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.
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.
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)
for example, activate EV charging when the grid has a highest share of renewable energy; 24/7 green EV charging, etc
For your customers by joining the OCN Network
to demonstrate to your customers and other stakeholders sustainability commitments
the Energy Web chain and stack offers a secure, transparent and shared view of the same assets to all market participants
Reduce regulatory risk with a technology stack that inherently provides end-user privacy and control out of the box
These are open source applications, toolkits and SDKs that you can use
Manage the participation of electric vehicles and charge points in the grid
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
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
Enable vehicles and charge stations to interact with EW Origin and the OCN
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)
use an issuing and matching module to track EV charging and match that with renewable electricity
a messaging protocol and client/server libraries to send secure messages to and from DIDs
tools and libraries for asset onboarding, making it easy to assign Blockchain ready DIDs to any hardware device