Using the value-added service approach of the smart meter gateway, users can, for example, use block chain technology to market virtual goods and services locally with so-called smart contracts.
- A simple scenario is the sale of energy from solar cells to the immediate neighborhood.
- Much more complex scenarios with energy storage, flexibility such as heat pumps, hot water storage and other market objects are also conceivable.
For such application scenarios, new block chain solutions must be developed, because existing ones are not designed for the specifics of the German energy market.
The project focuses on a stringent hardware security concept in conjunction with the smart meter gateway. The use of cryptographic block chain technology in direct combination with hardware-secured IoT devices or smart meter gateways should prevent third parties from influencing the security concept.Close