Hamburg, Germany, 13 January 2022 – Energy Web (EW), a global nonprofit organization that advances energy sector decarbonization and digitization, has become the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance's (SDIA) latest partner.
Founded in 2017, Energy Web builds operating systems for energy grids using an open source stack of decentralized technologies and standards in order to accelerate the global energy transition towards efficiency and renewables.
The organization also focuses on technology integration and development, co-creating standards and architectures, speeding adoption, and building community. Its open-source operating systems allow developers to build applications themselves or use Energy Web’s expertise for the faster development of their projects.
According to Energy Web, partnering with the SDIA is a natural fit because of the shared focus on digital infrastructure for decarbonization.
“Together, we hope to share and learn perspectives with the Alliance about needs, opportunities, and challenges to advance energy sector digitization and decarbonization. We also aim to discover opportunities to work with SDIA supporters, partners, and emerging innovators to advance Energy Web’s mission to accelerate use of open-source decentralized technologies across the energy sector,” said Jesse Morris, CEO at Energy Web.
Additionally, the organization sees a valuable role for SDIA in the ongoing development of the Energy Web Decentralized Operating System (EW-DOS), Energy Web’s open-source software stack.
Max Schulze, SDIA's Executive Chairman, welcomed Energy Web to the Alliance, emphasizing the importance that the organization has when it comes to the decarbonization of the global economy.
“Energy Web will undoubtedly add value to our Alliance with their immense experience. We are happy to have them as one of our newest partners,” Schulze said.
Energy Web’s software stack, EW-DOS, systems makes it simple, secure, and efficient for clean energy assets to plug into and support clean electric grids by essentially enabling the equivalent of “single sign-on” for energy assets through the use of decentralized identifiers (DIDs) and the blockchain technology. Energy market participants across the globe are already using EW-DOS to launch digital solutions for grid flexibility, renewables procurement, electric vehicle charge management, and more. At the same time, Energy Web’s community is the largest open-source ecosystem focused on decentralized technology and energy transition.
“We see the data industry sitting at the nexus of the energy transition: on one end, data centers are increasingly powered with renewables since this industry is demanding renewables sourcing. On the other end, we see vast new opportunities across this industry for decentralized data solutions to enable new business models, and services to accelerate the decarbonization of electric grids worldwide,” Morris stressed.
The SDIA is a nonprofit network of more than 65 organizations across Europe and beyond, working to catalyze the transition to sustainable digital infrastructure.
The Alliance aligns all stakeholders of the digital ecosystem, working together on the mission of fostering a sustainable digital economy and realizing its Roadmap to Sustainable Digital Infrastructure by 2030.
Energy Web is also looking to participate in the realization of SDIA’s Roadmap, as it has already identified the areas where it can make a difference.
“There are various specific opportunities on SDIA’s Roadmap where Energy Web wants to engage, especially in terms of scaling technical standards and solutions for flexibility, green proofs, and lifecycle tracking,” Morris concluded.