3Q 2020

Analyst Insight: Residential Customer Behavior in Local Electricity Markets

Energy Blockchain Vendor and Deployment Tracker

Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies are slowly earning traction and legitimacy as useful tools to drive efficiency in the energy industry. A handful of vendors emerged from the boom-and-bust cycle of 2016 and 2017 and emerged with promising use cases and a portfolio of projects that demonstrate blockchain’s potential. 

Transactive Energy (TE) and peer-to-peer energy trading in distribution-level local energy markets has followed a similar cycle. Originally considered to be the most disruptive application of blockchain in the power sector, local energy markets (LEMs) have proven slow to implement in practice. But energy blockchain vendors and research groups have made a targeted effort to involve utilities in their projects to demonstrate that distribution-level trading can be integrated with existing grid systems.

This Guidehouse Insights report tracks global energy blockchain project deployments, use cases, and vendor activities. It covers 262 vendors and 333 projects across five global regions, and provides a broad and representative view of the energy blockchain market. The report also includes a case study of the Quartierstrom local energy market in Switzerland.

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  • Who are the leading energy blockchain vendors?
  • What countries and regions are key markets for energy blockchain?
  • Which utilities are involved in energy blockchain pilots?
  • What blockchain platforms are being used for demonstrations?
  • What are the leading use cases for energy blockchain applications?
  • Utility companies
  • Energy technology companies
  • Smart meter vendors
  • Microgrid developers
  • Microgrid component suppliers
  • Utilities 
  • Energy storage purveyors
  • Power electronics companies
  • Microgrid and smart grid software vendors
  • C&I customers 
  • VPP aggregators
  • DERMS providers 
  • Distribution system operators
  • Smart grid hardware and software providers
  • Investor community



Executive Summary

Market Inflection Trends

Market Drivers and Barriers

Case Study: Quartierstrom

Regional Market Overview

Key Recommendations

Additional Resources


  • Energy Blockchain Applications Industry Growth Potential by Region, World Markets
  • Projects Announced by Region