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Arizona regulators open first US transactive energy docket

July 17, 2018

Today, transactive energy is more of a concept than a reality, but Tobin’s new regulatory docket could combine with other state efforts and some nascent utility pilots to help take the technology into the mainstream.

The concept refers to a system where distributed energy resources can receive real-time compensation, likely through the use of a digital ledger based on blockchain technology, which today allows traders of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin to make instantaneous, anonymous transactions.

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