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1. (WO2018160228) MICROGRID ENERGY RESERVOIR TRANSACTION VERIFICATION VIA SECURE, DISTRIBUTED LEDGER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/160228    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/056323
Publication Date: Sat Sep 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Oct 13 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H04L 9/06
G06Q 50/06
G06Q 20/38
G06Q 40/00
Applicants: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: BECKMANN, Benjamin, Edward
GIANI, Annarita
KUHNE, Stephanie
KOUDAL, Peter
YANG, Dan
CARBONE, John, William
ABATE, Victor, Robert
LONGTIN, Keith
Title: MICROGRID ENERGY RESERVOIR TRANSACTION VERIFICATION VIA SECURE, DISTRIBUTED LEDGER
Abstract:
A system may include an energy reservoir controller associated with a microgrid's energy reservoir adapted to store energy (e.g., a battery to store electrical energy). A computer processor of the energy reservoir controller may receive indications of digital currency tokens from a token creation platform. At least some of the digital currency tokens may be placed into an available energy container based on an amount of energy stored in the energy reservoir. A consumer within the microgrid may submit a transaction request for energy, and it may be arranged for an amount of energy to be transferred from the energy reservoir to the consumer. Based on the amount of energy transferred to the consumer, a number of digital currency tokens may be moved from the available energy container into a used energy container. Information about the transaction request may then be recorded via a secure, distributed transaction ledger.