Sep

    Blockchain Technology in the Energy Industry: Uses, Trends, and Considerations

    12 PM EDT

    Our expert panel considers the opportunities and challenges that the use of blockchain technology poses for the energy industry.

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    Blockchain technology and smart contracts are not just a new tool of finance. They have started to become an important new factor in energy industry planning to facilitate the automation and verification of some or all aspects of electricity and fuel delivery transaction chains. Implementation projects by utility participants, private entrepreneurs and government-funded projects are already underway. Its use has clear potential to increase decentralization, operational efficiencies and cybersecurity in electricity markets. However, significant federal and state regulatory issues associated with its use are now being identified, which energy industry regulators and counsel have already confronted or will soon confront.

    While blockchain is poised to potentially change the way energy is supplied and consumed in wholesale and retail markets over the next several decades, many unanswered questions must be considered by industry participants. This non-technical program, designed for lawyer utilization, includes experts who will (i) provide an overview of what blockchain/smart contracts are, (ii) how they are and will be applied and integrated in the energy industry, and (iii) the most likely regulatory, operational and cybersecurity issues which are, or will be, associated with its applications.

    Speakers

    Colleen Metelitsa, Co-Founder, DER Task Force, New York, NY

    William Rappolt, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, Washington, DC

    Alan Tilley, Chief Innovation Officer; Co-Founder, Drift Marketplace, Seattle, WA

     

    Moderators

    Roger Feldman, Chevy Chase, MD

    Andrew Mina, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, Washington, DC

    Event Details

    Duration

    60

    Format

    Web

    Date

    Sep 22, 2020

    2020-09-22T12:00:00-04:00 2020-09-22T13:00:00-04:00 Blockchain Technology in the Energy Industry: Uses, Trends, and Considerations

    Our expert panel considers the opportunities and challenges that the use of blockchain technology poses for the energy industry.

    Speakers

    Roger Feldman

    Roger D Feldman

    Sponsors

    Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

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