A Blockchain Based Co-Simulation Framework for Integrating DERs to Wholesale Electricity Markets: Preprint

Monish Mukherjee, D. Jonathan Sebastian-Cardenas, Sivasathya Pradha Balamurugan, Grant Johnson, Sri Nikhil Gupta Gourisetti, Sydni Credle, Dylan Cutler, Bishnu Bhattarai, Beverly Johnson

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As the number of distributed energy resources (DERs) continue to increase across energy-delivery systems, there remains a need for integrating their capabilities into traditional grid operations. In this paper, a blockchain-based solution is proposed to facilitate FERC's Order No. 2222 implementations. The presented use-case enables small-scale DERs to participate in wholesale market operations through DER aggregators, while also enabling local distribution system operators to enforce distribution system constraints in a secure and traceable manner. The presented use case is built around the Unified Testing Platform (UTP) being developed as a part of the Blockchain for Optimized Security and Energy Management (BLOSEM) project. This is a multi-lab effort intended to simplify the deployment of blockchain-powered grid solutions by enabling the integration of simulation tools, and blockchain technologies through the use of system-agnostic interfaces that provide a modular, interoperable, and reusable connectivity layer.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2022
Event2022 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting - Denver, Colorado
Duration: 17 Jul 202221 Jul 2022


Conference2022 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting
CityDenver, Colorado

Bibliographical note

See NREL/CP-5R00-84973 for paper as published in proceedings

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5R00-81410


  • blockchain testing
  • co-simulation
  • market


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