Power Ledger, the peer-to-peer marketplace provider for renewable energy, is inviting the residents of Fremantle, Western Australia to become part of the RENeW Nexus – Smart Cities and Suburbs Project which kicks off later this month.
Joint partners Curtin University will be organising a presentation of the project on 25th May which aims to aggregate both renewable energy production and rainwater collections of individual households into a wider smart city infrastructure
Community participation in the project is seen as key in guiding the transition to a new energy and water program in West Australia.
The RENeW Nexus iniative is supported not only by Power Ledger and Curtin University but also by Murdoch University, Synergy, Landcorp, Western Power, the City of Fremantle, and the Australian Government through the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program.
Those who agree to take part will receive a metering device to be fitted into their local system. The device will then remotely track data of both production and consumption of energy and water via WiFi. Householders will have full access to the information collected from their property.
The collated data will then be analysed by planners in order to find the best way to achieve an interconnected infrastructure of future smart cities that are able to utilise distributed renewable energy and alternative water systems.
As reported in January, Power Ledger has been one of the more active ICOs when it comes to producing tangible results and this Australian development closely follows last month’s successful blockchain partnerships with Northwestern University in the USA and Kansai Electric Power Co. in Japan.