Public Blockchain in Support of Transactive Energy Markets

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Abstract

Transactive Energy Markets (TEM) have the potential to reduce wasted energy, increase the utilisation of renewable energy resources and enable independence in the energy sector. Blockchain has been utilised in TEMs in the literature aiming to acquire transparency, security and trustless operations. Though public blockhain enables leveraged transparency and fairness, the majority of proposals suggest adoption of private or consortium blockchains mainly due to performance concerns. In this paper, we created a TEM environment where consumers, prosumers and suppliers bid for price agreement upon a game theory model and then deployed it on localised Ethereum blockchain infrastructure. To compare the performance, we created a centralized TEM environment keeping all the settings the same. The obtained results show that public blockchains may be adaptable to TEMs to enhance system transparency and fairness as well as automated and trustless transactions. Conducted test results show that our proposal exhibit a similar scalability trend as the referenced centralized system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 IEEE 9th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Oct 2023
EventIEEE 9th World Forum on Internet of Things - Aveiro Congress Center, Aveiro, Portugal
Duration: 12 Oct 202327 Oct 2023
https://wfiot2023.iot.ieee.org/

Conference

ConferenceIEEE 9th World Forum on Internet of Things
Abbreviated titleWFIoT 2023
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityAveiro
Period12/10/2327/10/23
OtherThe 9th IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (IEEE WFIoT2023) is the premier event of the IEEE IoT Technical Community, a multiple Society initiative aggregating the wide expertise inherent to the IoT domain.
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Keywords

  • Blockchain
  • Smart Contracts
  • Smart Grid
  • transactive energy

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