The Energy Web Foundation (EWF) has introduced a new software toolkit for EV charging that enables the verification and tracking of green attributes associated with electricity generation and consumption.
The EV charging toolkit is an extension of EWF’s existing EW Origin blockchain-based toolkits. It’s focused on automatically charging EVs with clean energy and determining the avoided carbon emissions based on the timing of charging. It supports renewable energy certificates (RECs), guarantees of origin (GOs), and other certificates that underpin renewable energy markets.
“Green energy and electric vehicle charging are a natural fit for each other as we move toward a low-carbon, electrified energy future,” says EWF’s Jens Griesing. “The new EV charging toolkit will allow application developers to build blockchain-based solutions that enable EV drivers to charge their vehicles with clean energy, and to confidently know the emissions-reduction benefits of their e-mobility.”
EWF has teamed up with e-mobility solution provider Wirelane to demo the EV charging toolkit at the upcoming European Utility Week in Vienna. Wirelane’s user interface shows how kilowatt-hours of electric vehicle charging are paired with renewable energy certificates and avoided marginal emissions are securely tracked on the Energy Web blockchain.
Source: Energy Web Foundation