A Community Electricity Mini Utility
A seamless integration between community decarbonization, clean electrification, artificial intelligience, Internet of Things, blockchain technology and local utilities.
We are a community decarbonization and electrification service provider, a Mini-Utility focused on the decarbonization of communities across cities by deploying local and clean distributed electricity resources (solar + storage + EV infrastructures), combined with indoor and outdoor carbon emission sensors, all connected together on top of a blockchain backbone and orchestrated by our proprietary Community Operating System ”Cos”.
Our data-driven community regeneration protocol focuses on the decarbonization and electrification 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.
WEATHER THREATENED COMMUNITIES
Critical facilities, such as fire stations, water, and wastewater districts, and emergency shelters, need something more than distribution system upgrades as the primary solutions. Upgrading the entire network may take decades, which costs ratepayers in the form of much higher electricity bills
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.
Planned communities refer to communities that are new real estate developments that will be powered by prosumer electricity networks. 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”.
In order to enhance efficiency to the community’s regeneration, we divide the cities into zip codes, each community representing one zip code. Our ZipProtocol, “Zone Improvement Plan Protocol” is designed to standardize our decarbonization and electrification efforts.
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 benchmark data to start the community regeneration in which the most pollution is present. We start by aggregating and upgrading exiting clean power generation assets within the zip code, followed by the implementation of new assets, which are connected and organized into 1MW Blocks that we call: PROBLOCKS, or Prosumer Electricity Blocks.
Our Decarbonization by Electrification as a Service – “DEaaS” -integrates seven specific solutions as a single comprehensive service: 1) managed transition for electric distribution utilities; 2) digitalization of system operations; 3) decarbonization of local energy supply; 4) electrification of transportation and building heating & cooling; 5) transparent impact information broadcast in real time; 6) building social equity, providing everyone what they need based on their own situation; and 7) levelized playing field between electric utilities, community clean energy programs and communities.
“The New Lungs of Our Cities”
Our Decarbonization by Electrification as a Service “DEaaS” provides utilities the opportunity to achieve carbon neutral grids, grid resilience, grid balance, grid self-healing, grid efficiency, while regenerating and creating wealth within the communities they serve.
We partner with those utilities that want to become more carbon-neutral, more digital, more customer-centric, more efficient and more open to explore new business models based on micro-transactions that make impact to people, buildings, infrastructures and the planet.
We assess, design and aggregate existing power generation assets across selected communities and up-grade them and connect them to our Prosumer Blocks.
We engage, educate and guide real estate owners to convert their under-utilized assets into micro-electricity plants, financed and developed by CommunityElectricity.
Once existing and new assets are connected to the network organized into 1MW blocks, our Community Operating System will manage and sell the electricity produced and renewable credits to alternative markets at the best market price.
We market produced electrons using our community exchange, a blockchain routing and matching system that sends the electricity and RECs to the community choice or the wholesale market. Our system providing liquidity to both markets as well healing and balance the grid.
We measure and manage the community’s carbon emissions and pollution data using a hybrid approach that integrates indoor and outdoor pollution sensors located across the community This approach is empowered by a moving laboratory that periodically drives around the community collecting data, measuring and certifying pollution versus decarbonization data.
By using our Blockchain Backbone, we can manage all the sources of revenue produced within the network and allocation of profits are certified and routed to each of the network participants.
We orchestrated our assets and data by using ours Community Operating System, a cloud software-based solution that uses Active Control Technology (ACT) that can scale easily and fast to reducing cost augmenting efficiency resulting in unlimited grid services with capabilities to aggregate and orchestrate thousands of nodes (Distributed Energy Resources) in order to maximize the efficiency across the network.
A 21st Century Utility Model, A New Digital Approach To Electrification
We are focused on the co-development of the new digital utility model that benefits the community, the local utility and the whole grid infrastructure. Our strategy is based on the mobilization of People, and the clean electrification of Buildings and the implementation of EV Infrastructure.
MARKETING & OUTREACH
- Marketing and Outreach Plans
- Communication Strategies
- Community Events and Forums
- Interactive Media
PROGRAM DESIGN & IMPLEMENTATION
Energy Planning Technical Assistance Financing & Funding Strategies Renewable Energy Advisory Services Energy Efficiency Turnkey Project Delivery Focus on Disadvantaged U nderserved and Hard – to – Reach Communities
EDUCATION & WORKFORCE
Corporate Engagement K – 12 Sustainability Education Curriculum Development & Design Training & Professional Development
POLICY & MASTER PLANNING
Energy Policy Leadership Model Energy Policies & Standards Site Tours Policy Forums Discussion Groups
Digital Community Engagement Digital Community Education & Standards Digital Community Guidance Digital Community Programs Digital Community Support
RESIDENTIAL SELF GENERATION
PV Solar Energy Storage <10 – 20kw Thermal Energy EV Charger L1 Community Operating System (Virtual Power Plant)
- Blockchain Node
COMMUNITY SOLAR STORAGE
PV Solar (Roof – Land – Parking Space) Energy Storage >20kw + Community Operating System (Virtual Power Plant) Blockchain Super Node
COMMERCIAL SELF GENERATION
PV Solar Energy Storage >20kw + Thermal Energy EV Charger L2 – L3 Community Operating System (Virtual Power Plant) Blockchain Super Nod
PV Solar Energy Storage >20kw + Thermal Energy EV Charger L2 – L3
Microgrid Controller (Grid Services) Islanding Mode Blockchain Super Node
EV Charger L1 – L2 – L3 PV Solar Canopies Blockchain Node
EV VAN POOLING
14 Passenger Community Mobility Service Multi – Destination (Point – to – Point) Community Operating System (Virtual Power Plant) Blockchain Node
EV CAR SHARING
4 – 5 Passenger EV Car Sharing Open Destination 140 Miles Range Community Operating System (Virtual Power Plant) Blockchain Node
EV Charger L2 – L3 PV Solar Canopy Energy Storage >10kw + Community Operating System (Virtual Power Plant) Blockchain Node
Community Operating System
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 from 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 decrease grid operation cost. 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 a proof emission reduction in real time by matching and certifying the origin of the clean electricity generated matched with the consumption, resulting in renewable energy credits to trade within 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.
Our Peer-to-Market architecture is a highly automated system run by the mini-utility in care of the utility as market-maker, the community as makers and the CAISO and CCAs as the counter parties; resulting in benefit for all the participants
A DATA-DRIVEN PROTOCOL
We are pioneering the integration of real estate and mobility electrification with Internet of Things, and Artificial Intelligence. Our Prosumer Electricity Blocks operate on a Blockchain network architecture in order to collect, aggregate, certify and mine our member’s data while transferring their monetized value to multiple markets.
Blockchain is a democratic and decentralized network that verifies and certifies the clean electricity and renewable carbon credits generated, while the collected mined data is sold directly from the App to the electricity and carbon markets.
Our network’s transactions are efficient,
secure and transparent.
Our commitment is to lead the transformation of our aging and polluted cities, creating hyper-connected prosumer electricity networks, while curbing carbon emissions and creating wealth, block by block.
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