Blockchain boosts clean energy production in the Philippines


Qtum Foundation Pte Ltd has announced that Energo Foundation Pte Ltd has implemented Qtum blockchain platform in its latest cooperation with First Gen, the largest producer of clean energy in the Philippines, on the company’s blockchain microgrid project.

First Gen recently co-hosted a “blockchain + new energy Workshop” with De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines, making it the first microgrid project of its kind.

At the core of Energo Labs is the Qtum blockchain platform and a decentralised system designed for the measurement, registration, transaction, and settlement of clean energy in local micro grids.

As the first application of its kind based on the Qtum chain, Energo counts Clean Energy Access Network (the largest decentralised energy organization in India), Power for All, and Alliance for Rural Electrification as its partners.

“Through combining the decentralisation of blockchain with solar cells, energy storage and other hardware, we hope to accelerate the power reform in off-grid areas and devote itself towards making clean electricity more accessible to residents in remote areas in the near future. We are delighted to partner with De La Salle University University on this case and wish to forge more partnerships with leading players in the cleantech industry,” says Kaikai Yang, founder and CEO of Energo Lab Foundation.

On the De La Salle University campus microgrid project, Energo makes use of the decentralisation of the blockchain to ensure that users between buildings can directly conduct peer-to-peer electricity transactions and that the supply and consumption of electricity in the building remains balanced.

Meanwhile, the smart meter system can effectively record a series of transactions and ensure the security of data storage.

In addition, Energo has donated a hardware system to De La Salle University that can load 10 kilowatts in a bid to promote the use of green energy on the campus. The system is expected to save up to 1.2 million Philippine pesos (+-$23,000) in electricity expenditures over the next 20 years.

Singapore-headquartered Qtum Foundation is charged with accelerating the development of the Qtum blockchain network and protocol. Qtum’s platform utilises solidity smart contracts through its integration of the Ethereum Virtual Machine and to date more than 50 decentralised applications have been deployed on Qtum across a broad spectrum of sectors including but not limited to Internet of things, intellectual property, market forecast, healthcare and clean energy.

In February this year, Qtum announced its collaboration with the Space Chain Foundation, another decentralised application built on the Qtum chain, to launch a standardised CubeSat.

The satellite would carry Qtum’s blockchain software technology on a Raspberry Pi device to provide unique advantages for Qtum users. By launching a satellite into space with a comparatively lighter proof-of-stake algorithm, QTUM can increase its reliability with a future satellite network expansion and lower the cost of industrial usage.