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Blockchain and the energy sector: a legal perspective. Conference presentation.
Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of presenting my views on forthcoming legal challenges and opportunities for the energy sector when relying on blockchain technologies. The occasion was a training seminar organised by Energy Norway.
Among the questions I raised were: Do we need a new legal framework, an adapted financial framework or just amended definitions in energy legislation for enabling blockhain transactions in that sector? Which place for prosumers and energy communities which will trade without intermediaries? Will blockchain help maximising the green value of electricity? How will that impact grid investments, DSOs' role and suppliers' role? Which tasks will control organs supervise? Will - as often - the industry take the lead in harmonising practices before the legislator reacts?
OR is this just hype?
More to come from me in a forthcoming publication on the topic.