This class of Platform Application gives retailers the ability to empower consumers (or in an unregulated environment, the consumers themselves) to simply trade electricity with one another and receive payment in real-time from an automated and trustless reconciliation and settlement system. There are many other immediate benefits such as being able to select a clean energy source, trade with neighbors, receive more money for excess power, benefit from transparency of all your trades on a blockchain and very low-cost settlement costs all leading to lower power bills and improved returns for investments in distributed renewables.
This class of Platform Application provides Neo-retailers’ with smart demand and supply management, along with almost instantaneous remuneration and payment settlements while managing consumer exposure to the risk of non-supply.
This type of Platform Application enables electricity metering, big data acquisition, rapid micro transactions and grid management at an unprecedented granular scale. Trading in embedded networks breaks the nexus between generation ownership and energy consumption meaning value can be derived from an investment in DER even if the investor is absent or doesn’t consume all the energy they generate.
This Platform Application class offers rapid low-cost and transparent dispatch optimization and management, data aggregation, reconciliation and settlement for wholesale energy marketplaces.
This current Platform Application allows for (1) shared ownership of renewable energy assets and (2) trading renewable asset ownership. The AA is able to buy and sell its own electricity and distribute its income to assigned wallet addresses.
This Platform Application provides optimized metering data, the collection of big data, right to access and dispatch of assets, rapid transaction settlement, network load balancing, frequency management, demand side response and demand side and load management. The optimization of network assets is made viable by the near real-time remuneration of asset owners.
This class of Platform Application facilitates real time metering data (interfacing with the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP)), collection of data, user identification and rapid transaction settlement.
A class of Platform Application whereby virtual pipeline and roadside assistance type assets may be automated via the platform, such as EVs, and can provide a mobile storage discharge facility maintaining energy supplies to predominantly self-sufficient energy consumers.
This Platform Application class offers smart contracts for carbon traders to assure digital transactions across organizations; credibility of asset using immutable distributed ledger technology; and transparency and auditability. It supports reporting and surrendering of carbon credits or certificates to regulatory authorities.
In the management of transmission networks, the Platform can provide real time metering data, collection of big data, right to access and dispatch assets, rapid transaction settlement, network load balancing, responding to non-stationary energy.
The Token Generation Event will ultimately allow the substantially accelerated platform development and incentivization of early users onto the Platform.
The first Applications to be in beta testing after the Token Sale will be the Microgrid / Embedded Network Operator/Strata and the Electric Vehicle Trading Applications.
The green energy incentive formula weighted towards renewable energy producers will begin and accelerate renewable energy generation.
Early Application Hosts will be gifted POWR tokens to incentivize their use of and contribution to the Platform.
Power Ledger will complete the transition to a modified fee-less Consortium Ethereum network.
Power Ledger and Platform Application Hosts will begin conducting Asset Germination Events, where POWR token holders will receive priority to become coowners and beneficiaries of renewable assets.
As new Applications are developed potential Application Hosts will be targeted and/or Power Ledger may directly deploy the Application.
Begin beta test of Autonomous Asset Management and Neo-Retailer and Carbon Trading Applications.
Asset Germination Events will be frequently conducted by Power Ledger and its Application Hosts, driving the intrinsic value of the token.
Power Ledger aims to be operating fully on a public PoS blockchain.
Begin beta testing of the PowerPort Application, as well as Wholesale Market Settlement, Distributed Market Management, and other future Applications that cannot even be imagined yet!
World renowned venture capitalist, Bill originally trained as a chip designer and joined LSI Logic, a seminal Silicon Valley startup formed by the CEO of Fairchild Semiconductor after earning a BSEE with Honors from University of Illinois. After completing a MBA at Harvard, he was issued badge #A001 at TSMC, now among the most valuable tech companies in the world. He has been a venture capitalist since 1991 and today is the Chairman of Treasure Data, a Board Member of Bitfury and Voxer. Bill was Founding Chairman and CEO of iAsiaWorks (IPO via Goldman Sachs & Morgan Stanley) and Founding Chairman of IPinfusion. He has served as Board Director of 7 publicly listed companies that grew from startups he funded at their formative stages. He serves on the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneer Committee and is an Adjunct Professor of Innovation at Curtin University.
Maria received an Order of Australia for her role in the development of the Sydney Olympic Villages whilst she was Global Head of Sustainability, and a member of the Global C-suite with Lendlease Group. Maria is an internationally recognised advisor on sustainability, corporate responsibility and sustainable development. Through her angel investment business, which has a particular focus on impact ventures, Maria continues to support the scaling of businesses with new disruptive technology and sustainable consciousness. In her role as ‘Eastern City Commisioner’ of Sydney, Maria set a 40 year strategy for the city of Sydney with productivity, liveability and sustainability goals and actions. In addition to her role as advisor to Power Ledger, Maria also holds several Non-Executive Directorships and Advisory Board memberships including: the Lafarge Holcim Foundation, the Ethics Centre and the US Studies Centre. Maria was the Founding CEO of the not-for-profit Green Building Council of Australia and has also served on the Board of the USA and World Green Building Council. Maria has a Bachelor’s degree from UTS in Applied Science (Environmental Biology) and in 2009 she received the UTS Australia Alumni Award for Excellence.
Jemma, as the Chair, provides the strategic external relations, risk management and leadership development for Power Ledger. Jemma has more than 15 years’ experience in finance and risk advisory having worked for 11 years in investment banking in London. Whilst there, she completed a Masters degree and two postgraduate diplomas from Cambridge University. Jemma is a research fellow at Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute, whose doctoral research into “Citizen Utilities” has produced unique insights into the challenges and opportunities for the deployment of roof-top solar PV and battery storage within multi-unit developments and the application of the blockchain. Jemma is experienced in the challenges of sustainable cities through her role as an independent Councillor of the City of Perth. She is also the Chair of Climate-KIC Australia, a founder of the Global Blockchain Business Council and a contributor to Forbes on blockchain disruption.
David manages the daily operations and commercialization of Power Ledger’s technology, working to build the market acceptance of P2P trading and to gain the regulatory reforms required for democratization. David has nearly 20 years’ experience in the electricity industry and has held executive positions in two State-owned electricity utilities. David has spent the past 6 years as a senior consultant to industry participants specializing in regulation of distribution networks, DNSP consumer engagement, renewable/new technology feasibility studies and business development. David has significant experience in the challenges and opportunities facing regulated DNSPs as they transition to a new energy-demand paradigm that sees customer behaviour leading technology and service demand changes that can present “make or break” opportunities for DNSPs. David is passionate about the development of a low-carbon electricity system focused on the needs of all consumers.
John provides the strategic direction for conceptual, system and application design and development for Power Ledger. John leads the technical team in the development of the Power Ledger Platform. John is a Director and Co-founder of Ledger Assets, a Perth-based blockchain developer specializing in the creation and commercialization of technical and commercial blockchain systems. Ledger Assets has successfully developed and deployed world-first blockchain-based products proving the provenance of artefacts including evidence-grade photography, video, document management and medical records management.
Marc started in the internet industry straight from high school where his part-time job saw him developing virtual hosting systems for a local ISP, he also worked with Silicon Graphics and Ascend Communications to help build a cutting edge internet provider network. During the late 1990s and early 2000s, Marc started the first Internet Data Center in Australia, built content networks across Asia and pioneered some of the most prominent webcasts in the country. In 2001, Marc met Bill Tai and joined his data center design team at iAsiaWorks, building Data Center facilities and a pan-Asia transit network throughout Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan and Australia. He has also worked at Cisco as a Product Manager and an advisor to several startup companies.
Vinod is leveraging his network from many years working within the Australian energy sector, previously as the COO of Regen Power, General Manager Sales at Perth Energy and Senior Advisor Future Effect, to connect with client stakeholders across power and business domains, as well as across various third party providers to support the delivery of Power Ledger’s blockchain offering; building new propositions and enhance existing customer experiences. His past roles also include managing technical sales and business development teams for General Electric in India. Vinod holds an MBA from the University of Western Australia and a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
An engineer with over 10 years experience, ex-Goldman Sachs developer, Marc possesses immense systems engineering experience with exposure to diverse computing protocols, high-performance systems (with cloud technology stacks, security systems), distributed technologies and high availability technologies. Having worked on a couple of PoC projects which use blockchain and smart contract technologies: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Multichain, Eris and Hyperledger, Marc has used this collective experience to strategically design and build Power Ledger solutions that leverage cross-asset concepts and frameworks.
Dante Disparte is an entrepreneur, business leader and global risk expert. He is the founder and CEO of Risk Cooperative, a strategic risk advisory and insurance brokerage firm based in Washington, D.C. Dante serves on the board of the American Security Project, where he founded and chairs the Business Council. He is also a member of the Bretton Woods II Council and a fellow at New America. He is a frequent speaker and commentator on business and political issues shaping the world. From entrepreneurship, where he was invited by the White House to speak at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya, to risk, economic competitiveness and security issues, Dante’s wide-ranging views are regularly featured in leading media and publications, such as Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, Forbes and International Policy Digest, among others. A graduate of Harvard Business School, where he chairs the D.C. alumni association and is a former member of the global alumni board. Dante holds an MSc. in Risk Management from the NYU Stern School of Business and a B.A. in International and Intercultural Studies from Goucher College. He is fluent in 6 languages and has conducted business all over the world. He is the co-author of “Global Risk Agility and Decision Making” (Macmillan, 2016) and was recognized as one of the 40 leaders under 40 by the Washington Business Journal and in the inaugural Powermeter 100 list.
Combining qualifications in Behavioural Science and Mechanical Engineering, James has worked extensively within the private, government and university sectors. His current doctoral research at CUSP Institute examines technological transitions within the electricity market, and he brings this experience to Power Ledger in his analyst role. His principal areas of expertise are in the propagation of distributed electricity generation/storage, consumer driven trends within the energy market, and electricity network design. James is a member of the Executive Committee on the Conservation Council of Western Australia.
Lara joins Power Ledger in a strategic capacity to accelerate the disruption of the energy industry globally. Drawing on her experiences at the United Nations in Bangladesh, adidas in Dubai and Lendlease in Australia, she brings a diverse marketing background to assist international markets adopt Power Ledger's successes. Lara holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from the University of Melbourne.
Aimie is responsible for managing all aspects of Power Ledger’s marketing strategy including press coverage, social media and engagement with the POWR token community. She joins Power Ledger from HuffPost Australia, where she worked on the launch team and spent nearly three years analysing data and strategy across all platforms, firstly as Engagement Editor and then as Head of Audience Development. Previous to this, she spent eight years at Bauer Media Australia, in a variety of digital and editorial roles. Aimie holds a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Technology in Sydney and studied Digital Product Management at General Assembly.
Kristian brings his 15 years of experience in the energy industry, especially his experience in the analytical, regulatory, and commercial spheres of the industry to his work at Power Ledger, where he applies his expertise to the regulatory, market analytics and pricing requirements of the business. He has extensive experience with regulatory frameworks and compliance, having advised large utility corporations and economic regulators, as well as having worked as a Director on the Retail Energy Market Company board (REMCO) which administers the contestable gas markets of Western Australia. Kristian was also a sitting member of the Market Advisory Committee (the MAC) in the Wholesale Energy Market of Western Australia. Kristian has a strong understanding of compliance requirements within the regulatory frameworks and has coordinated works on regulatory compliance with licence conditions of the different regulated parts of integrated electricity and gas businesses.
Lindsay joins Power Ledger from Allens Linklaters, where he was an Associate in the firm’s Banking and Finance practice. Lindsay specialises in unconventional fundraising, high-growth companies, and project finance. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) from the University of Western Australia.
Tim joins Power Ledger after a long career in accounting and finance within a range of businesses. Most recently, he was Financial Controller at James Fisher Defence and took control of financial management for the company’s Australian operations. He has also held senior positions at Australian Gypsum Industries, Howard Park and Madfish Wines, Fein Industrial Power Tools, Earlplace Limited & Trills Services and Shell Direct. Tim holds an MBA from Oxford Brookes University.
George is a proven, multi-disciplinary senior Sales & Operations professional with an extensive history in the technology sector across multiple theatres of operations, and a proven track record of driving growth through inter-departmental collaboration spanning well over 25 years at the likes of Dell and Red Hat. His experience covers both direct and channel based sales and is in place to help us expand our team to incorporate the Australian east coast, giving our partners and customers easier access to our team.
Nuno is a full stack Blockchain engineer and security specialist, Electronics Engineer with experience in computing, A.I. and robotics. He’s specialised in cryptocurrency applications since 2012, and brings a wealth of experience to Power Ledger. He is highly experienced in the security aspects of system security and design. He led the development architecture and technology design of application modules including solution apps and platforms together with hands-on development of several modules of the Power Ledger platform.
René brings over 18 years of experience in developing up and managing projects, within the energy space. He has brought to completion major projects with top tier consulting firms PwC and Accenture, working with many electricity, gas and water utilities in Western Australia and the Netherlands. René will leverage his expertise in business improvement and system implementation to effectively manage the projects that Power Ledger will deliver together with its customers and partners. He joins the team with a Master of Science in Business Administration from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, with a specialization in Strategic Information Management.
Matt holds a Masters of Applied Finance at Macquarie University. He also worked on one of Australia’s longest clean energy podcasts bringing with him both an extensive network and a passion for distributed energy. His research focused particularly on understanding how asset values can be maximised by both incumbents and new entrants to the energy space as technology driven disruption occurs.
Nuanced in reporting on resources and energy related topics, including renewables, Cameron joins Power Ledger to lead media and communications including our social platforms. As a seasoned journalist, Cameron’s experience at The Australian Mining Review, The Australian Energy Review as well as Business News, make him well-versed at writing about the energy sector. Cameron holds a Bachelor of Communications from Murdoch University (Western Australia), majoring in Journalism.
Anya Nova is a commercial professional raised in Russia and the United States & currently living in Australia. For over a decade she has had the privilege of working internationally in a variety of commercial roles with companies such as Shell, Rio Tinto and Merrill Lynch. She led teams to improve commercial outcomes in business to business negotiations and delivered a one billion dollar contract. She has a commercial responsibility at Power Ledger where she is spending most of her time optimizing revenue models in the context of a tokenized economy.
Meagan holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary, Canada. She has previously worked at TransCanada Pipelines and Microsoft. At Power Ledger, Meagan works on both external and internal projects, she has held key roles within the Smart Cities and Suburbs $8M project and the development of the Power Ledger white paper. Currently, Meagan is contributing to new application development and liaising with the tech team.
Sarah joins Power Ledger as an analyst, having previously worked as a research assistant at the Office of Senator Scott Ludlam. In this role, she undertook research and data analysis for policy initiatives that covered a range of issues including energy, housing, climate, innovation and advanced manufacturing. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Bachelor of Arts (Politics and International Studies) from Murdoch University.
Duncan studied Economics at the University of Western Australia. At Power Ledger, he sits within our Operations Team, working in business and product development. Duncan has helped Power Ledger model the Sparkz ecosystem to allow Application Hosts to better estimate the POWR required to use the Platform. Duncan will assist in the continued development and support of our applications and ensure clients are suitably looked after.
Mili is responsible for UX and front-end development at Power Ledger. He was previously working as a UX Developer at BHP Billiton in Perth, where he successfully delivered various UX future states and front-end development projects. Mili also has 16 years experience in professional photography, video production and audio production. He’s held design, experience and digital roles at Vocus Communications, Leap Training and St Catherine’s School. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Systems from Curtin University of Technology in Perth.
Simon is an experienced software engineer who has worked on many research and development projects for the past 15 years. Before joining Power Ledger, he spent almost 13 years at Dynamic Digital Depth, where he led a team of software engineers developing cutting edge technologies. Simon holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Image Processing and a Bachelor of Engineering in Information technology from The University of Western Australia. He also has a strong interest in machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Daniel is a senior software engineer with 15+ years experience of web development and application development projects across the UK and Australia. Previous to joining Power Ledger, Daniel held senior PHP developer positions at Perth State Library, VHG and Titan Digital in Perth, as well as Dow Jones Financial in London. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
Yung has over 20 years experience in software development, starting in the semiconductor industry before moving to web and application development in the telecommunication industry. Prior to joining Power Ledger, he spent 7 years at iiNet as a Senior Developer working on their provisioning, service inventory and CRM systems. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Ben is an experienced software engineer who has worked in a wide range of organisations over the past 20 years. Starting out in education he has also worked in manufacturing, mining, government and e-commerce. Prior to joining Power Ledger he was a Senior Software Engineer at BHP Billiton, where he worked on decision automation prototypes. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering and Computer Science from Edith Cowan University.
Andy brings 17 years of experience in the energy sector, having previously worked for Western Power in several technical and leadership roles. Andy has a wide breadth of experience ranging from design, project management, through to network planning and regulation. He has previously been the Head of Network Planning & Standards for Western Power, responsible for the short term to long term planning for the South West Interconnected System (SWIS) as well as investigating the emergence of new technologies. Andy has a strong understanding of the complexities of the interconnected networks as well as the need to adapt new emerging technologies to provide customers with greater choice and access to lower cost generation.
Marie works as Executive Assistant to the Managing Director and Chair and provides office and administrative support to the company ensuring the daily running of the business is efficient and effective. Marie has over 25 years experience working within the oil and gas industry as Executive Assistant to Managing Directors and assisting the Board of Directors. Marie moved to Sydney about six years ago and set up an additional office for a small Perth based oil and gas company in North Sydney. During Marie’s career she has worked in all aspects of the organisation including accounts, website updates, Company Secretarial support, drilling operational support and office administration.
Trevor's honours thesis investigated piezoelectric energy harvesters. A large component of this research explored the feasibility of modelling an arterial harvester capable of converting energy from blood flow to charge a pacemaker indefinitely. He was a University Associate at Curtin University's Sustainability Policy institute and during his work he merged various data types to determine potential peer-to-peer energy trading opportunities across Perth. This analysis is now being performed across Australia as part of a Federal report that he is co-authoring. Trevor's interest in the blockchain began in 2010 when he was introduced to Bitcoin mining.
Sebastian is a Singapore and New York based partner at Blockchain Global responsible for ICO advisory. He and his team have been behind some of the earliest and largest blockchain ICOs in the market. To date Sebastian’s team at Blockchain Global has invested over $60million and supported teams that have gone on to raise over $310m in ICO token sales this year. Early partners and clients including: TenX, Power Ledger, Status.IM, Viberate, Bankera, Simple Token, Playkey.io, Airswap.io, Bluzelle and others. Prior to this Sebastian was an international corporate lawyer at leading global firm as well as a founder of successful fintech company in Beijing. Sebastian will be bringing his large global network to support Power Ledger’s mission.
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