Los Angeles and Zug, Switzerland — 27 October 2020 — Today Community Electricity , an advanced energy community developer, and Energy Web jointly announced a partnership to bring the benefits of affordable, low-carbon energy to disadvantaged communities across the Americas.
U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden’s $2 trillion Climate Plan — based on the previously introduced, Democrat-led Green New Deal package — designates that 40% ($800 billion) of the plan’s spending flow to disadvantaged communities. The Community Electricity and Energy Web partnership will position these same communities to be at the forefront of the energy transition by equipping them with decentralized, digital technology, making it easier for them to participate in low-carbon energy markets.
The partnership will initially focus on three projects: one in Los Angeles County, California, USA; a campus microgrid in Bogotá, Colombia; and another in Medellín, Colombia’s second-largest city. In each project, Energy Web and Community Electricity will deploy digital infrastructure across multiple power plants, customers, and distributed energy resources (DERs) to enable multiple applications leveraging the Energy Web Decentralized Operating System (EW-DOS). “With flagship projects spanning North and South America, it was an easy choice to partner with Energy Web as the global leader in energy blockchain tech,” said Felipe Cano, Community Electricity’s CEO. “We know that disadvantaged communities disproportionately bear the burden of air pollution and negative health impacts from burning fossil fuels, as […]