Monitoring consumption, certification of energy origin, electric vehicles … Energy producers and distributors use blockchain technology for many applications. They are also the best placed to reduce the carbon footprint of this energy-intensive technology. Explanations with the example of EDF.
Like the has become a trendy keyword since the advent of . The technology for storing and transmitting information without a control body arrived about ten years ago with the creation of the . The latter, by its decentralized and hypersecured aspect, first frightened the financial circles before they realized the power of its technology and grabbed it. Today, many use technology to offer solutions based on . In addition to finance and the banking sector, it is gradually being introduced into many other sectors, for example to secure notarial acts, for the food and even for the., the
In this popularization video, EDF explains blockchain technology and presents some applications of it. © EDF
Blockchain and energy: reducing the carbon footprint of data centers
It’s on the side of that the energy company invests by launching a new subsidiary called Exaion. The objective: to rent to clients computing power for their AI solutions, scientific simulation and above all, to provide a Blockchain platform for their projects. They can choose their and have the infrastructure to develop their own solutions. The operator also intends to set up a secure vault service for crypto-active portfolios.
What does this have to do with energy? Well, precisely, according to the forecasts of , in 2030, these will account for 13% of global electricity consumption. With a French that emits very little CO2, EDF and its subsidiary Exaion can offer their customers data hosting solutions while mastering and optimizing their footprint . Customer data will also be hosted in France and with the same level of requirements and cyber security as for EDF group data. The future can only be flourishing for Exaion when we know that the production and storage of bitcoins via blockchain today represent consumption of nearly 3 million . The attractive promise of virtuous data centers in Energy.
Subject made in partnership with EDF teams