social virtual energy networks [sven]

A SVEN is a community-based electricity sharing and trading business model concept.
It combines technology from virtual power plants, smart Distributed Energy Resources (DER), blockchain ledgers and cryptocurrency with a peer-to-peer (p2p) and open-source economy.

The SVEN idea arises from a systems and design thinking thought experiment on the transformation of the centralized and carbon intensive electricity paradigm, and relies on today's most powerful technology:

SOCIAL INNOVATION. 


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project status:

research & Prototyping

sector:

smart grids, community energy, blockchain.

project's intention:

multi-stakeholder collaboration,
hybrid firm,
decentralized autonomous organization.


concept and value proposition


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SYNC YOUR SMART ENERGY DEVICES

Load your DERs, a stay-at-home computer running the SVEN’s optimization engine and a smart meter for grid connection.

WATCH THEIR FULL OPTIMIZATION

Minimizing cost, network constraints, and carbon load while maximising energy service delivery.

JOIN the COMMUNITY

All regional members are aggregated into a virtual power plant that makes many houses and devices behave like a single functional unit in the network and market.
The community can now seamlessly trade and share and maximize the value of all devices.

crowd-invest in community energy projects

Own a % of a windfarm, a solar project and neighborhood storage with a touch of a button.

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And let your local aggregators and blockchain handle the rest.

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could this help redistribute and democratise the business power in the power industry?


 

friends of this project:

  • Luciano Intile.
    Architect and urban thinker. Founder of IR Architecture coop. UNSAM Social & Environmental Innovation Lab
  • Roger Dargaville.
    Energy system professor at Monash University. Energy Transition Hub member and all-around friend of the College.
  • The Climate&Energy College.
    Basically a big office at The University of Melbourne filled with smart PhD students and scholars studying the global climate and energy transition.
  • Monash Energy Materials and Systems Institute.
    Particularly deputy director Dr. Ariel Liebman and Dora She.
 

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