DENA: Blockchain in the energy transition. A survey among decision-makers in the German energy industry

Blockchain is a distributed, digital transaction technology that allows for securely storing data and executing smart contracts in peer-to-peer networks. In a survey among German energy executives, the German Energy Agency GmbH (dena) and the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT Berlin) have compiled their opinions, current and planned actions, and visions of the future role of Blockchain in the energy sector. More than half of the 70 respondents has already experimented with Blockchain or plans to do so. 21 percent consider Blockchain a game changer for the energy supply industry.

60 percent of the respondents believe that a further dissemination of the Blockchain is likely, and 14 percent expect niche applications. The survey also covered potential use cases: Around half of the use cases mentioned by respondents are related to process optimization, including billing, sales and marketing, automation, metering and data transfer, mobility, communication, and grid […]