In Victoria 200 dairy farms are being invited to join a “virtual” mini grid powered by blockchain technology and their own solar and storage. But what is blockchain? And what are the benefits?
Blockchain is often touted as a key to the future of distributed generation, and its software is being proposed for a number of different projects in Australia and across the world.
But what is it and how does it work? And what sort of returns is it promising. In this podcast, we talk to energy analyst Matt Grantham who also writes a three-part series on the issue for RenewEconomy, starting on Tuesday.
And we discuss the week’s news, including the latest on Liddell, and the reliability scare campaign, the rush of new big solar connections, and the latest on climate policy.
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