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Passionate about solutions that empower citizens in their fight for energy democracy. She will be curating an online discussion about the current energy transition, covering news on smart grid developments, new legal solutions supportive of citizen-owned renewable energy and much more.
Our energy system is evolving. Rapidly changing technologies are reshaping traditional relationships between energy consumers and producers.
Brooklyn Microgrid is certainly one of the projects that tries to bypass conventional ways of the energy supply. Fifty participants are developing a virtual trading platform that will allow solar-energy producers to sell excess-electricity credits from their systems to buyers in the group. The idea is to create a virtual, peer-to-peer exchange framework that will allow neighbours to trade energy among themselves.
The article looks closely at this steadily growing network, also from an international perspective, comparing it to other, similar projects around the world.