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CommunityElectricity.IO, Inc, is a Los Angeles-based Advanced Electricity Community Developer that designs, finances, develops and manages self-sufficient electricity communities. We specialize in upgrading existing communities and co-developing altogether new communities. We use a decarbonization protocol that integrates real estate with such clean technologies as solar photovoltaic; energy storage; electric vehicle and charging infrastructure; and pollution sensors. A key innovation – a first in the industry – is interconnecting these systems to a blockchain middleware to certify and mine data.
The community-owned-data is orchestrated by a Community Operating System that aggregates, manages and maximizes efficiencies while digitalizing and decarbonizing our communities, creating a new social and economic system, benefitting the well-being of people first.
We create advanced electricity communities that are smart, connected, self-sufficient and socially inclusive.
Our Electrification and Decarbonization as a Service – “EDaaS” -integrates four specific solutions as a single comprehensive service:
- DIGITALIZATION of the electric distribution utilities
- DECENTRALIZATION of the local production of electricity
- DECARBONIZATION of local energy supply
- DEMOCRATIZATION of people’s data
We focus on small and medium scale projects that integrate locally produced electricity, EV mobility, blockchain and social innovation.
We design custom-made carbon emission mitigation protocols to achieve carbon neutrality goals, while improving quality of life, creating local jobs and enhancing wealth, all through the introduction of a new economic fabric.
We help utilities transition from 20th century analog organizations & processes to 21st century digitized and data-driven utilities. We provide advanced grid services while self-healing the grid, diverting investments, gaining customer acceptance, all while decarbonizing the communities that utilities serve.
Community Choice Programs:
We help communities digitize their energy procurement, hedging locally produced electricity to avoid wasteful regional energy curtailment, achieving other benefits such as enhanced data management and analytics, and digital access to procure local electricity and renewable energy credits (RECs).
Real Estate Owners:
We help property owners take advantage of relatively underutilized real estate by converting residential and commercial properties into electricity prosumer nodes that create multiple sources of revenue, while increasing capital asset value.
Our middleware is where pollution & electrification data meets blockchain…mining and aggregating efficiencies across networks and infrastructures
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.
Moving from Big Data to a more efficient distributed Edge Data owned by people
The platform is built with three interdependent layers:
1. the network layer is powered by super nodes with a cyber security hardware architecture.
2. 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.
3. the control layer, where a Community Operating System orchestrates all the nodes, routing the value produced to markets. Here we solve granular grid-edge problems that typically happen too fast, without the visualization needed for centralized grid control systems to manage. Here, we enable advanced grid services such as hedging between local and regional energy supply.
Our Community Operating System will feature 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.
Global Blockchain in Energy Market Anticipated to Reach $6.29 Billion by 2024.
Protocol Version 1.0
A data-driven middleware built to standardize the decarbonization and electrification of the real estate and transportation sectors across cities.
Using an interactive community design platform built on top of the largest set of publicly available granulated energy and pollution data, provides us with accurate community assessment, powered with benchmark data to start the community regeneration in which the most pollution is present. At this point, we have the data needed to design the proposal for our target community regeneration.
We use a hybrid approach for community engagement; a deployment of community spaces in which people have the chance to see the proposal of the community vision and regeneration. In these places, people will be guided on how they can become part of the local electrification and decarbonization efforts, as well as how to vote to support the proposal. These Pop-Up spaces will be in high foot traffic areas across the community. Here, members can download and learn how to use the App in order to become “prosumer electricity market participants”.
Our third approach to community resiliency is to implement a community microgrid, in case of emergencies and power outages. Community Microgrids can be implemented on campuses, stadiums or extreme weather threatened neighborhoods. Microgrids are designed to operate and generate electricity, connected or disconnected from the main grid.
Community Virtual Power Plant
The fourth component in the protocol is the development of a Community Virtual Power Plant (VPPs). By using this approach, asset owners will become producers of electricity that provide advanced grid services to utilities and help them to manage complexities concerning rollout of pricing, demand response and distributed energy resources, ISO/wholesale market participation and distribution management.
Our Community Solar protocol component provides homeowners, renters, and businesses equal access to the economic and environmental benefits of solar energy generation regardless of the physical attributes or ownership of their home or business. Our Community Solar implementation provides access to solar for all, including low-to-moderate income customers most impacted by a lack of access, all while building a stronger, distributed, and more resilient electric grid.
Community EV Micro-Transit
The Community EV Micro-Transit is a new approach to clean and affordable community transportation. The Micro-Transit service provides a community-owned and operated EV Van Poolling service, in which any community member can become a full or part-time driver, providing rides from the community to selected destinations within the city.
The primary routes are to airports, train stations, downtowns, stadiums or strategic destinations across the city. The goal is not only to avoid the use of fossil fuel vehicles, but also provide jobs across all types of communities.
Community Pollution Management
We cannot manage what we cannot measure.
Our seventh protocol component is the integration of a “Living Mobile Lab” that measures pollution data block by block. We use a monitoring procedure and data platform to diagnose pollution hotspots, understand local exposure rates, prioritize areas for action and then track changes over time, demonstrating the effectiveness of spending on interventions. The approach performs this monitoring by deploying electric vehicles with air quality sensors to drive throughout the community and map results to the corresponding area. In addition, real time impact will be available on the mobile app, dApp.
Community Blockchain Backbone
In order to record the aggregated efficiencies across the community network, we use a Blockchain Backbone; a Plug & Play middleware in which all the decarbonization protocol components (assets/nodes) are Plugged into the middleware. These super nodes mine the data at the place of origin allowing smart meters, solar inverters, battery controllers, distribution grid control systems and all the super nodes in the network to use their on-board computing power to route the value to markets as well as to solve edge-of-grid problems that happen too fast for centralized grid control systems to manage.
Community Operating System
Our Community Operating System is the ninth component of our protocol. This orchestrator enables networked sensors and actuators to be deployed at scale, coordinated through a unified and secure real-time control layer which also shares and collects data across multiple super-nodes. This time-series-data converges with our proprietary spatial analytics to be mined for further insight, enabling continual incremental efficiencies and applications that enhance electricity’s urban services, driving economic, social and environmental development and new forms of human engagement and interaction within our communities.
Global Virtual Power Plant Market Anticipated to Reach $4.5 Billion by 2024.
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.