Nowadays, heating networks are mainly managed by a single operator running all production means and centralising billing to subscribers.
The paradigm shift proposed by 5th generation district heating and cooling (5GDHC) paves the way towards a more decentralised model…thus raising governance issues. Blockchain may be an answer to ensure the transparency of these transactions.
The D2GRIDS project dedicated to the study and deployment of 5th generation heating and cooling networks is developing a demonstrator to explore possibilities offered by blockchain.
5th generation heating and cooling networks open new perspectives for operation and interaction between thermal producers.
Now that decentralization is taking place on the electricity grid, the question arises of transposing this process to (...)