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1. (WO2018134602) A METHOD FOR RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN A UTILITY SERVICE NETWORK

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/134602    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2018/050149
Publication Date: Fri Jul 27 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Jan 19 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: G06F 9/50
G06Q 50/06
H04L 12/911
G06Q 10/06
Applicants: CHADDENWYCH SERVICES LIMITED
Inventors: ELLIS, William Paul
PERKINS, Alun Geoffrey
IDEC, Wojciech
ELLIS, Jeremy Nicholas Paul
Title: A METHOD FOR RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN A UTILITY SERVICE NETWORK
Abstract:
The invention relates to methods, apparatus, computer programs and computer-readable media, for resource allocation in a utility network comprising a number of resource components including one or more utility sources, a number of infrastructure elements and one or more consumer elements. A method and system for allocating utility resources in such a utility network comprises causing registration data to be stored in response to an indication that a first component wishes to participate in provision of a utility product from one or more utility sources to a consumer element. The method and system further refer to a number of solution engines which, responsive to the registration data, determine one or more solutions involving components for providing the utility product, and cause solution data to be stored. The method and system further refer to an umpire module that, responsive to the solution data, selects a solution and causes resource components to be allocated based on the selected solution, by causing a Blockchain data store to be modified according to the selected solution.