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Wednesday, April 14 • 3:45pm - 4:00pm
Blockchains for Use in Data Management in Energy Microgrids - George Blumberg, Oxford Brookes University

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This presentation describes the application of distributed ledger technology (DLT), also known as blockchains, as a tool to manage data in renewable energy microgrids. The blockchain is best known as the enabling technology for cryptocurrencies, but more interesting uses in the Built Environment are for allowing a certain degree of autonomy in data collection within smart cities. One particularly promising application is in distributed renewable energy microgrids, Microgrids are networks of closely located renewable energy production, consumption, and storage devices and pose significant challenges in data management. These systems are set to feature prominently in the transition to a low-carbon energy infrastructure. With the use of a logic engine the sequentially recorded data can be converted into a relational database and therefore allowing reconciliation amongst members.

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George Blumberg

Dr, Oxford Brookes University
Dr George Blumberg is a senior lecturer in the School of the Built Environment. He was educated at the George Washington University as a mechanical engineer and subsequently worked in the construction industry as a site surveyor. He later became the head engineer of the Marine Seismic... Read More →

Wednesday April 14, 2021 3:45pm - 4:00pm PDT
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