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Clean Energy Blockchain Network Partner With Northwestern University For First Commercial Deployment

Power Ledger & Clean Energy Blockchain Network Partner With Northwestern University For First Commercial Deployment In United States

Northwestern University’s Ford Building

Evanston, Illinois USA — As part of Power Ledger’s partnership with Clean Energy Blockchain Network, the team has today announced its first commercial deployment in the United States at Northwestern University Evanston campus.

The Power Ledger platform will enable Northwestern University to trade clean energy both on-campus and between campuses with no additional hardware, software or subscription fees, by using pre existing meters.

“Moving beyond trials and into commercial deployment of the Power Ledger energy trading platform in a historical trading market like Chicago is a major opportunity,” Power Ledger Managing Director and Co-Founder, David Martin said.

“We’re excited to demonstrate how the platform can assist with cutting both costs and carbon with a secure, clean energy source.” Northwestern University’s Master of Engineering Management Program students will provide ongoing monthly measurement and verification, leveraging their experienced engineering and science backgrounds to critically evaluate clean energy blockchain applications and use cases with prominent hosts throughout Chicagoland.

Northwestern University Masters in Engineering student, Muhammad Asad Khan, Mark Werwath, Mark Johnson and Dave Martin.

“We’re looking forward to synergizing participating graduate schools together to create opportunities on the energy smart grid sector using the Power Ledger cryptographic platform,” said Mark Werwath, Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Master of Engineering Management Program and Co-Director of Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Clean Energy Blockchain Network will provide local, hands-on technical assistance led in Chicagoland by Northwestern University graduate Dr. Mike Ashley. “Power Ledger has the ability to encourage more clean energy assets with faster paybacks via kWh trading and achieving carbon reduction targets,” Dr. Ashley said.

The commercial, utility-grade deployment will initially run across four buildings curated by Northwestern University’s Master of Engineering Management Program with plans for implementation to kick off in the coming months. On-campus P2P trading will be followed by connection to external peers across multi-campus universities, museums, laboratories and more.

Rooftop solar on Northwestern University’s Ford Building.

You can find more details on the project here. If you’d like to participate in Power Ledger’s North American deployments please email

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