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An Industrial Prototype of Trusted Energy Performance Contracts using Blockchain Technologies

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Abstract

Energy conservation measurements in buildings are more and more popular as they benefit from an intelligent contractual framework called Energy Performance Contracts (EPC), where energy savings are measured as the difference between a predictive baseline model and the actual consumption. While modern predictive models make use of large amounts of data from external sources and increasingly complex algorithms, these two aspects make their use difficult in practice because they need mutual understanding and transparency, requiring the involvement of a third-party for auditing. In this sense, we designed and developed a prototype that overcomes these issues by storing the predictive models and the data in an immutable blockchained data structure using the Ethereum framework. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first working prototype using the blockchain technology applied to EPCs. This paper presents and discusses the technical solutions and best-practice guidelines adopted in this prototype.
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cea-01807039 , version 1 (04-06-2018)

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Önder Gürcan, Marc Agenis-Nevers, Yves-Marie Batany, Mohamed Elmtiri, François Le Fevre, et al.. An Industrial Prototype of Trusted Energy Performance Contracts using Blockchain Technologies. 16th IEEE Internatonal Conference on Smart City (SmartCity-2018), Jun 2018, Exeter, United Kingdom. ⟨cea-01807039⟩
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