2017 has been an amazing year of achievements for PowerToShare, designed by TOBLOCKCHAIN. It continues to bring ample of opportunities for the new year.
2017 has been the year of laying the foundation for the PowerToShare. Building on to the early success in research and development of previous year, 2017 had an astounding start – by winning the energy track at “Dutch Blockchain Hackathon, Groningen”; worlds largest hackathon with 500+ participants, industry experts, technology experts, regulators and five international influencers. This win accelerated the launch and increased investments for the project PowerToShare; a breakthrough innovation at the heart of sustainable energy systems.
Amongst all the showcases we did in 2017, the most memorable acknowledgement came from Mr. Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Finance minister of The Netherlands. His smile and gestures are captured in the click where he is gifting energy to friend and family.
Global governments and industry leading platforms such as 1776 & Dubai Smart Office, European Utility week recognized PowerToShare as an innovative project in the energy sector. Collaboration with Energy Ventures Lab provided a potential for upscale and growth. Partnership with The Green Village provides an environment to implement, test and demonstrate our innovations in micro-grid with the close involvement of the public and policy makers in the Dutch and EU government.
TOBLOCKCHAIN together with N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie (Gasunie) and DNV GL proposal of PowerToShare has been awarded a small-business innovation research (SBIR) grant by the Netherland’s Enterprise Agency (RVO) to validate PowerToShare in the city of Groningen. The proposal aimed to address regional challenge in the Groningen by development of an energy neutral community by using PowerToShare. This gave valuable commercial breakthroughs for PowerToShare together with an industry player N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie* (utility infrastructure company) and DNV GL. *N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie (short form: Gasunie) is a Dutch natural gas infrastructure and transportation company operating in the Netherlands and Germany.
The city of Rotterdam and the Port Authority of Rotterdam together with RVO launched competition call for “Blockchain Energy Rotterdam” wherein TOBLOCKCHAIN applied with proposal to enable Rotterdam on its part towards becoming an energy neutral city with PowerToShare. In addition, TOBLOCKCHAIN secured the support of the Green Village and the ENGIE for this project. PowerToShare has also been awarded grant by the local Government of Rotterdam and Port of Rotterdam to implement PowerToShare in The Green Village.
Planning, strategising, meeting industry players, regulators, investors, researching the industry challenges, defining product roadmap, signing new partnerships, building Blockchain Consortiums all added to the momentum of growth beyond imagination. Looking back, 2017 year-marks the growth and strong foundation of PowerToShare. Much of the groundwork is laid in 2017, and we are super excited with our growth plans in 2018. As we unbundle 2018 we take this opportunity to thank you all for being part of this amazing journey and being witness to the creation of PowerToShare.
We welcome innovative blockchain communities, leading sustainable energy companies, innovative projects, consumers and small energy producers to join the PowerToShare community. Participants will receive advance access to innovations from our projects and an opportunity to develop new applications on a secure blockchain agnostic energy platform. Become part of growing energy business eco-system. Join us today by sending an email. For more information on PowerToShare, visit www.powertoshare.eu
Wishing all of you a Successful, Happy 2018 and beyond!
The TOBLOCKCHAIN Team.