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The Emerging Mutual Dependence of Energy and Blockchain Technologies

The Emerging Mutual Dependence of Energy and Blockchain Technologies 1024 683 Scott Deatherage

Energy and blockchain are two technologies converging. Energy is moving toward a more decentralized system—distributed energy and distributed storage–putting pressure on grid managers who have to be sure the grid generates and uses the same amount of electricity at the same time. Grid managers are concerned about the future of numerous energy generation and storage…

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Solar Leases: Negotiating Key Provisions

Solar Leases: Negotiating Key Provisions 1024 683 Scott Deatherage

While there are many similarities in utility-scale solar leases, there is no true “form” lease everyone uses. There are differences in language and provisions on matters such as property taxes, condemnation, termination, among many others. Having worked on over 35 solar farm leases, I have seen a variety of issues and concerns raised by landowners…

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Energy Is Getting Smaller: The Massive Disruption of Electricity

Energy Is Getting Smaller: The Massive Disruption of Electricity 1024 683 Scott Deatherage

What does this mean? In the last 100 years, as technology develops, devices and machines tend to become smaller. Think of computers, mobile phones, smart phones, televisions.  Despite some or perhaps a lot of misinformation in politics and media about energy, energy is getting smaller. Huge power plants and centralized monopoly utilities with no customer choice are becoming…

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Blockchain Coming to Energy Markets, Faster Than You Think

Blockchain Coming to Energy Markets, Faster Than You Think 1024 683 Scott Deatherage

At the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance (TREIA) conference in Georgetown, Texas last week, one of the major changes I observed over the last year is that people are talking about the inevitable evolution of electricity markets being “digitized” and becoming a “platform.” This was coupled with a discussion of future widespread installation of solar…

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