Tomorrow’s renewable energy and carbon markets start here.
Energy Web Foundation is developing EW Origin—a customizable, open-source decentralized application for renewable energy and carbon markets that simplifies and enhances the way in which customers procure renewable energy.
EW Origin will unlock the beginning of a new era for the world’s renewable energy and carbon markets. The dApp securely and automatically records the provenance of renewable energy generation in addition to tracking ownership with unprecedented transparency, integrity, and detail—including location, time, source type, and CO2 emissions.
Origin delivers a variety of technical, functional, and societal benefits, including:
New, enhanced, more-granular, and automated data at the kWh level with real-time carbon accounting data
Consistent user experience across geographic markets
Integration of previously disconnected markets, such as renewable energy and carbon offset markets
Plug-and-play adaptability for new and existing certificate of origin markets and associated tracking systems
Lower transaction costs through automation (via smart contracts) and disintermediation
Greater access for generators and buyers of all sizes to renewable energy markets
Expanded functionality and new use cases, such as aggregation and demand matching
Innovative new services built using Origin’s foundational, customizable, open-source code and running on the Energy Web
EWF is collaborating with renewable energy buyers and developers over the course of 2018 to showcase Origin’s functionality and receive feedback from industry. To learn more about running a pilot, please contact Doug Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.