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We are an Advanced Electricity Community Developer that designs, finances, develops and manages self-sufficient electricity communities. We specialize in existing community upgrades as well as the co-development of new communities. Our developments integrate real estate with solar photovoltaic, energy storage, electric vehicle infrastructures and pollution sensors, creating a prosumer electricity network that is connected to a blockchain middleware that certifies and mines data which is orchestrated by a Community Operating System to aggregate, manage data and maximize efficiencies across cities.
We create advanced electricity communities that are smart, connected, self-sufficient and social inclusive.
Our Electrification and Decarbonization as a Service – “EDaaS” -integrates seven specific solutions as a single comprehensive service:
- Managed transition for electric distribution utilities
- Digitalization of system operations
- Decarbonization of local energy supply
- Electrification of transportation and building heating and cooling
- Building social equity providing everyone what they need based on their own situation
- Levelized playing field between electric utilities, community clean energy programs and communities
- Transparent impact information broadcast in real time
We focus on small and medium scale projects that integrate local produced electricity, EV mobility, blockchain and social innovation.
Our data-driven Community Electrification and Decarbonization Protocol uses a blockchain middleware: a self-regulated plug & play platform in which different electrification assets, super nodes and pollution sensors are connected while creating edge benchmark data derived from all the components connected. The upgrade of the protocol version occurs when a new type of asset is connected to the middleware or when an asset from another geographic position is plugged-in. This approach creates multiple interoperable data of each asset while providing a detailed performance of each component as well as the overall protocol performance and impact in real time.
The platform is built with three interdependent layers: the network layer is powered by super nodes with a cyber security hardware architecture. On top, we have the blockchain layer that mines the data at origin from smart meters, solar inverters, battery controllers, and distribution grid control systems creating efficiency and value across the network.
Above the control layer, a Community Operating System orchestrates all the nodes routing the value produced to markets as well as to solve all the granulated edge-of-grid problems that happen too fast and with zero visualization for centralized grid control systems to manage or take advantage of.
Our Community Operating System will feature some of the applications that flow across the value chain: peer-to-market trading, metering & billing, market settlement, green certificates and carbon trading, grid management, IoT and asset management, demand-side management (DSM), and mobility and charging payments.
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Our Data-Driven advanced electricity community development protocol focuses on the electrification and decarbonization of the following types of communities:
Disadvantaged communities refer to the areas throughout California which most suffer from a combination of economic, health, and environmental burdens. These burdens include poverty, high unemployment, air and water pollution, the presence of hazardous wastes as well as high incidence of asthma and heart disease.
New communities refer to communities that are new real estate developments that will be designed under the Advanced Electricity Protocol parameters. These communities of the future will not only feature self-sufficient electricity, but other sustainable approaches like smart water and smart heat will be considered. To leverage the developments, we will introduce our new concept “Opportunity Decarbonization Zones”.
Low Income Communities
Low-income communities are census tracts with median household incomes at or below 80 percent of the statewide median income or with median household incomes at or below the threshold designated as low– income by HCD’s State.
Campuses & Innovation Districts
Universities and Community Colleges are in the front row to become Energy Living Labs, By using their own facilities as a miniature model of the community at large, students can learn hand on new approaches to local electrification, microgrids and blockchain, while make their curriculums more solids and their campuses more efficient, but also making their surrounding communities less polluted more connected, more resiliency and more energy independent.
The same apply Energy Innovation District, natural Living Labs within a special purposes zones that will showcase, provide secure, low carbon and lower costs energy promoting growth, encouraging inward investment and stimulating innovation.
This city approach will provide other cities the blueprint for how a coordinated energy strategy can support local electrification, digitalization and decarbonization strategy while encourage infrastructure investment to modernize our cities.
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Peer to Market
The Application gives retailers the ability to empower consumers themselves to simply trade electricity with alternative electricity market such as the CCAs and ISO wholesale markets and receive payment in real-time from an automated and trustless reconciliation and settlement system. This feature benefits augmented transparency by the use of a blockchain backbone.
This feature provides retailers with smart demand and supply management and payment settlements while managing consumer exposure to the risk of non-supply. The solution allows significant demand-response functions, providing balancing tools to ISOs in order to ease the transition towards decentralized local electricity production systems while decreasing grid operation costs. This feature also uses algorithms constantly profiling and scheduling identified prosumer nodes and their levels of electricity generation and consumption in a demand-side management tool. This advanced grid service will permit operators to balance the grid in a hyper-efficient way.
This feature is powered by cyber security devices and an islanded-mode controller built on our Community Operating System. The CoS allows electricity metering, big data acquisition, fast micro-transactions, and grid management at an unprecedented granular scale. Trading in embedded networks breaks the link between generation ownership and energy consumption, meaning value can be derived from an investment in DER even if the investor is absent or doesn’t consume all the energy they generate.
Smart Billing & Automated Payments
This feature allows each prosumer network member to precisely and instantly monitor their electricity consumption and expenditure, providing each load’s data, encouraging efficient habits and generating electricity savings. This feature provides network members user-friendly, reliable payment methods ensuring electricity providers benefit from daily, automatic and precisely measured utility bill payments from off-takes, minimizing delays and collection costs while creating augmented transparency and traceability to the whole process.
This feature is currently in design stages. When finished, it will allow users (sell side/buyside), to match trades between each other. This matching system (exchange) uses real time metering data, big data, dispatch assets, transaction settlement data, and network liquidity data. This feature will also track proof of emissions reduction in real time by matching and certifying the electricity generated matching with the consumption resulting in Renewable Energy Credits that can be also be posted on the exchange.
Wholesale Market Settlement
This feature offers rapid low-cost and transparent dispatch optimization and management, data aggregation, reconciliation, and settlement for wholesale energy marketplaces.