At the grid edge, energy "prosumers" are now also energy traders.
Given the need to protect the climate and increase our use of renewables, our energy systems are changing globally – and Wildpoldsried has always been one step ahead. Renewable energies were long ago integrated 100% successfully here on the IREN2 project. Now a new project is showing the potential that innovative technologies open up at the grid edge. An energy trading demonstrator was recently put into operation as part of the Pebbles project – a practical application under laboratory conditions. Pebbles analyzes and tests the effects of blockchain technology on the energy market. Local peer-to-peer energy trading not only assumes a practical function in controlling the supply and demand of the decentralized energy system. It is also a further indication of the business and monetization opportunities the "energy flexibility market" is already opening up today.
I am convinced that we will have 100 percent renewable energy as well as grid stability throughout Germany if we have intelligent systems such as pebbles – microgrids and smart grids.Günter Mögele, prosumer and Deputy Mayor of Wildpoldsried