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:
research & Prototyping
smart grids, community energy, blockchain.
decentralized autonomous organization.
concept and value proposition
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.
And let your local aggregators and blockchain handle the rest.
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.