KILT Partners With Government Entities, GAIA-X & Germany’s Federal Energy Agency (dena)
Kilt Protocol & Their Connection To GAIA-X
- BOTLabs GmbH is the company behind KILT Protocol.
- It was founded by Ingo Rübe and the German publishing house Hubert Burda Media in Berlin, January 2018.
- On 18th November 2020, BOTlabs was a day 1 member of the GAIA-X Summit being a part of the identity work group, see link below to the 2020 Summit:
See Tweet Below On 19 November, 2020 By KILT Protocol:
Europe Has A Plan To Break Google & Amazon’s Cloud Dominance
- This Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS) market of which Amazon makes up 48 per cent is worth $42.8 billion (£32.7 billion). It’s dominated by five companies, four American (IBM, Microsoft, Google, Amazon) and one Chinese (Alibaba). Their data centres provide the huge humming heat-spewing engines of the internet and host everything from small startups to big hitters such as Netflix, Spotify and AirBnb.
- Now Europe has a plan to challenge this US and Chinese cloud dominance, it’s called GAIA-X.
- The project is a collaboration between the European Commission, Germany, France and according to an email from a spokesperson for Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy “some 100 companies and organisations.”
- Firms confirmed include SAP SE, Deutsche Telekom AG, Deutsche Bank AG, Siemens and Bosch. The first proofs of concept for the European cloud are set to be ready towards the end of 2020.
- The project centres on users ranging from industrial groups to SMEs and startups seeking to meet their actual needs and provide added benefit for them. There is already a great number of potential use-case examples from various sectors and industries which include healthcare, finance, public administration, science and academia.
- The driving motivation behind the project is “data sovereignty”, or more accurately “data governance”, an ambition to bring the flow and storage of data under greater European control.
- Data sovereignty is the key to GAIA-X,” says Harald Summa, the CEO of DE-CIX Group AG, a group involved in the project, especially given that our society is relying more and more heavily on digital services, it is in the interest of a state or a region to enable a certain level of independence from external service providers.
German Energy Agency GmbH (dena)
- The German Energy Agency sees itself as an independent driver and pioneer of the energy transition, nationally and internationally. With their work they want to make a contribution to their success and global climate protection.
- The company’s guiding principles are the energy policy target triangle of environmental compatibility, security of supply and affordability as well as the internationally agreed climate protection goals.
- They work in discourse with all social groups on solutions, develop and evaluate solution strategies and suitable instruments.
- They also encourage everyone involved to consistently engage in a constructive, critical and intensive dialogue in the interests of the energy transition.
- dena focus on energy efficiency, renewable energies and the sustainable transformation of the energy system.
- They rely on openness to technology and an innovation-friendly market environment. With their studies, pilot projects, platforms and initiatives, the company set impulses, develop standards and promote the development towards a sustainable energy system.
- As a think tank, dena develop strategies and as an agency for the applied energy transition want to advance framework conditions and innovations that contribute to the permanent and long-term optimization of the energy system.
- dena support all actors who use innovative, market-oriented solutions and advise politicians on the development of suitable market and incentive structures. In the implementation of their projects, dena value the greatest possible transparency and openness to results.
- Experts with different qualifications and different nationalities work at dena in interdisciplinary teams on innovative projects.
- In international projects, dena contribute to knowledge and technology transfer and the exchange of experience.
dena Is Testing Blockchain-Based Infrastructure For Identifying Plants In The Energy System
- The German Energy Agency (dena) is starting the development of a machine identity ledger together with 21 partners.
- The technology based on the blockchain has the potential to form an important infrastructure for automatic device management in a digital energy system.
- The energy system of the future is complex: Many producers, a wide variety of energy sources and millions of consumers must be connected to one another.
- Each of these components needs an unmistakable identity in order to be able to enter into reliable delivery and contractual relationships.
- System security must be high and communication costs kept low. This is where the Blockchain Machine Identity Ledger comes in as a digital register for device identities.
- Philipp Richard, team leader for digitization at dena: “There are still many tasks ahead of us for a decentralized and digitally supported energy system.
- To date, there has been a lack of digital services that are based on the smart meter rollout, are interoperable and include and record all systems in the energy system. An identity register that is tested on decentralized communication technologies is particularly helpful because of the widely distributed system structure. It can offer a great gain in knowledge for the development of digitally supported market communication.”
- The Machine Identity Ledger is intended to provide the basis for building further system-friendly services and market-oriented applications.
- The Smart Meter Gateway (SMGW), a communication unit of intelligent measuring systems is integrated as an anchor of trust. The pilot project therefore goes hand in hand with the federal government’s smart meter rollout plans and could even give them new impetus through smart meter-based business models.
dena Works With A Strong Partner Alliance
- In the Machine Identity Ledger pilot project, dena is working with a strong partner alliance made up of established large corporations, players in the digital and energy sectors and innovative start-ups from the blockchain ecosystem.
- The Blockchain Machine Identity Ledger takes place under the umbrella of the “Future Energy Lab” pilot laboratory.
The Project Partners Are:
- BOTlabs, EnBW, Energy Web, EY Law, Fraunhofer FIT, GWAdriga, Jacobs University, MeterPan, OFFIS, Oli-Systems, Parity, PPC, Riddle & Code, SAP, Spherity, Theben, T-Systems, Voltaris, VSE, Youki, 50Hertz.
dena testet Blockchain-basierte Infrastruktur für die Identifizierung von Anlagen im Energiesystem
Die Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) startet gemeinsam mit 21 Partnern die Entwicklung eines Machine Identity Ledger…
dena Selects Energy Web To Build Prototype Identity Registry For Germany’s Energy Market
- Germany’s federal energy agency, Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena), has selected Energy Web to design and construct a digital registry for distributed energy resources (DERs) across the country in partnership with more than 20 industry players.
- The project will enable energy assets in Germany such as thermostats, solar PV systems, batteries and electric vehicle charging stations to undertake automatic registration with a decentralized ledger of identities, allowing their utilisation by the German grid for a range of services such as virtual power plants and frequency regulation.
- The prototype solution will leverage the Energy Web Decentralized Operating System (EW-DOS) open-source software developed specifically to address the digital infrastructure requirements of modern, decentralized energy grids.
- EW-DOS uses a combination of technologies including blockchain to cater to the requirements of energy system operators, utilities and consumers.
- This will also be the world’s first energy blockchain project to leverage a multi-blockchain architecture.
- The Energy Web stack will be used alongside the Parity Substrate client and the KILT Protocol for digital identity.
- “Our work with Energy Web to bring energy infrastructure into the next digital age is critical to Parity Technology’s vision of a decentralized Web 3.0,” said Dr. Gavin Wood, CWO of Parity Technologies.
- “The fact that dena selected Energy Web for this work is a strong validation of our blockchain-building framework Substrate and the overall tech stack we have developed together over the past few years.”
- On 24 August, dena unveiled the Future Energy Lab, an umbrella for several nationwide digital innovation initiatives spanning blockchain and artificial intelligence.
- Initially the Future Energy Lab includes three major pilot projects: a blockchain machine identity ledger (BMIL), a CO2 emissions visualization and a smart contract register.
- Energy Web is leading the technical solution for the BMIL.
- “This is an incredible development, not just for Germany but for the global energy sector,” said Jesse Morris, CCO of Energy Web.
- “Now we have the power sector of the fourth-largest economy in the world taking decisive steps toward a digitalized, decentralized future.”
- The BMIL project partners include Parity Technologies (the company behind Polkadot and Substrate), BOTLabs (the company behind the KILT Protocol), Riddle & Code and 50Hertz.
- The group has already kicked off and started to design and implement the technical solution.
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- KILT Protocol provides the identity layer based on decentralized identifiers and verifiable credentials. As KILT is built on Substrate, runtime upgrades are possible without forking the chain, features can be added as they are developed and it seamlessly connects to the Polkadot Network.
- “As the energy sector continues to digitalize and decentralize with distributed energy resources, asset identity becomes more and more important. Decentralized identifiers and verifiable credentials are key components of a broader decentralized technology solution to support the energy transition,” said Ingo Rübe, CEO of BOTLabs.
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- The environmental setting in a country is often one of the determinate of how fast blockchain is adopted and implemented across various industries.
- In Germany, the attitude towards blockchain is generally positive with the hotspot for blockchain activities being Berlin.
- Germany even has its own national blockchain strategy, which was launched in September 2019 which is encouraging for blockchain projects such as blockchain-based energy platforms.
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