The German Energy Agency dena sees itself as a competence centre for energy efficiency, renewable energies and intelligent energy systems. Since its foundation in 2000, dena has been contributing as an “Agency for Applied Energy Transition” to the achievement of the Federal Government’s energy and climate policy objectives. The shareholders are the Federal Republic of Germany and the KfW-Bankengruppe. At national and international level, dena has already launched more than 1,500 projects. However, there was a lack of digital services for the digitalization of the energy industry, such as smart metering for an intelligent electricity grid. A service should be created that is interoperable, includes the Smart Meter Gateway and covers all installations in the energy system. This requires a comprehensive identity register. Together with 20 other partners, T-Systems MMS has created a blockchain-based infrastructure for dena under the umbrella of the “Future Energy Lab” pilot laboratory for the identification of all plants in the energy system.
„We want to create a market-oriented basis for a decentralized, digital and intelligent energy system with digital applications such as the identity register. In collaboration with all partners, the ’Blockchain Machine Identity Ledger' has created an infrastructure with connection to the Open Telekom Cloud that meets our vision.“
Interoperable and reliable connection of all interfaces and integration of all components in the energy system with associated IT infrastructure
Blockchain-based identity registers in the Open Telekom Cloud
High system security and low communication costs for data sharing
The Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) is a German-owned company which - according to the social contract - provides national and international services in order to shape and utilize the energy and climate policy objectives of the energy transition. dena sees itself as an independent driver and pioneer of the energy transition. With studies, pilot projects, platforms and initiatives, it provides impetus, develops standards and, as a think tank, promotes the development towards a sustainable energy system. dena was founded in 2000 on the initiative of the Red-Green Federal Government as a private limited company and employs around 280 people.