Start Up Energy Transition (SET) names Blockchain Company Insolar amongst Top 100 Tech Innovators

Insolar aims to facilitate the global energy transition to greener power and a reduction of the factors contributing to climate change

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The Start Up Energy Transition (SET) recently named Insolar, a leading Blockchain company offering enterprise solutions, amongst the top 100 firms. SET is an international initiative which supports innovation in transitioning to greener energy, bringing together the most outstanding international start-ups in the field of energy with key stakeholders in the  sector, such as Shell, E.ON, EDF and the government offices of several countries.

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Insolar is a global technology company building innovative public and private Blockchain solutions on their Platform.

SET partners with the German Energy Agency (dena) to celebrate and promote green-tech innovation worldwide. Moreover, SET works in cooperation with the World Energy Council (WEC), a UN-accredited global energy body, with member organisations including governments, private and state corporations, academia, NGOs and energy-related stakeholders to make the global energy transition a success. Both dena and WEC are contributing to achieving energy and climate policy objectives set out by the Paris Agreement to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Submissions to SET were evaluated by a panel of esteemed jurors made up of internationally recognized experts from politics, the energy sector and business. The jury members identified and compiled a list of the top 100 of the most innovative, savvy and promising start-ups. Insolar submitted their Blockchain powered transactive energy platform. It seamlessly connects grid operators and owners of distributed energy resources to conduct energy transactions for a smarter, more sustainable, and resilient grid. The transactive energy platform is made to solve the trust issue between stakeholders by using transparent, enforceable business logic to automate energy exchanges that ensure overall grid reliability. 

Insolar CEO, Andrey Zhulin said:

“We at Insolar are honored to be named by SET as among the top 100 tech innovators facilitating the global energy transition to greener power and a reduction of the factors contributing to climate change. A transactive energy platform based on the Insolar blockchain addresses the pain points of all energy stakeholders by helping them work together for a more sustainable future.”

Insolar recently entered into a cooperation agreement with Canada’s Hero Engineering Inc. to develop and test the capabilities of a Blockchain-based platform for improving the resiliency and efficiency of energy systems. The project, which is funded in part by the Canadian Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy  (NRCAN), will integrate the Insolar Blockchain into a transactive smart grid prototype. It is designed to facilitate distributed energy generation from renewables, as well as the effective use of electric vehicles, energy storage systems, and smart thermostats.

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Writing has always been the red thread in my life. In the early 90's I attended the Journalism program at the School for Journalism in Utrecht and later the History and Journalism program at the RUG in Groningen. I spent a number of years working in the Caribbean boating industry as a first mate on several charter boats as well as in the island media writing about culture, flora and fauna. After moving back to the Netherlands I started my own translation business in 2005. After a short detour teaching kids English at several high schools, I'm now back doing what I like best, writing and editing content for Blockchain News.

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