Power Ledger, Nicheliving sign 3-year deal to bring Blockchain energy trading tech to WA homes

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  • Power Ledger signs with Connected Communities Energy — a project by residential developer Nicheliving for large-scale solar energy trading rollout in WA.
  • The developments will integrate Power Ledger’s platform into 10 Nicheliving projects over three years.
  • Initial rollout will be to apartments in Inglewood (62 apartments) and East Cannington (40 apartments).

Perth, Western Australia — 21 April 2020: Western Australian based energy trading technology company Power Ledger has signed a three-year deal to install its platform across 10 residential developments to be built by Nicheliving in the Perth metropolitan region.

Power Ledger’s technology will be deployed with Connected Communities Energy, a joint venture between Perth’s largest medium density property developer, Nicheliving.

The deal will see the deployment of Power Ledger’s Blockchain technology to Nicheliving’s flagship development, SkyHomes Inglewood development and future housing developments over the next three years.

“Nicheliving is the largest medium density developer in Western Australia to deliver blockchain technology to manage energy delivery and trading,” said Power Ledger Co-Founder and Chairman Dr Jemma Green.

Starting with 62 apartments at ‘Sky Homes’ in Inglewood, the development will deliver 100 per cent renewable energy through an embedded electricity network and solar PV and storage microgrid.

“We’re seeing an emerging trend of project developers considering more low cost and low carbon energy supplies during the design phase of their projects. Power Ledger’s platform incentivises homeowners to invest in solar energy infrastructure,” said Dr Green.

Power Ledger’s platform will track energy consumption and transactions, enable the residential developments to sell surplus solar energy to other residents to make the distribution of power more efficient and make the most out of the solar energy generated.

Power Ledger is already working with property developers to implement its energy trading software from the ground up, supporting solar and storage in people’s homes as well as in shopping centre developments.

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