Blockchain: What Utilities Need to Know

PRESENTATION: Banunarayanan

BlockChain — in the information technology world, it’s the word on everyone’s lips, hyped as a revolutionary technology that could transform the very foundation of business transactions. But the most interesting thing about Blockchain might be that it’s gotten so much attention with so few people understanding exactly what it is! This session will break down the hype from the uses that deserve serious consideration. Learn fundamental principles of BlockChain and potential applications in the energy industry. Ask your questions and discuss challenges and opportunities for electric cooperatives that this technology may bring.


  • Richard Shandross – Associate Director – Navigant
  • Hannah Davis – Analyst, Technology Innovation – Electric Power Research Institute
  • Venkat Banunarayanan – Senior Director, Distributed Energy – NRECA