AmCham Women In Leadership Breakfast with Dr. Jemma Green, Acting Lord Mayor and Co-Founder & Chairman, Power Ledger
10 November 2017
Parmelia Hilton Perth
14 Mill Street
Blockchain: It's All About the Incentives!
The global technology revolution has shifted the power balance from centralized power authorities into the hands of the consumer. There is an inconvenient truth facing the traditional energy supply industry: at some stage, it will be cheaper and more effective to self-supply than to rely on the network to provide low-cost, reliable clean energy. Blockchain technology is integral in the creation of a new Energy Economy which is resilient, low cost and low carbon. Power Ledger aims to democratize power by bringing the benefits of blockchain technology to both consumers and businesses in a rapid, transparent and profitable way. Dr. Jemma Green will explore the benefits of blockchain technology and the economic incentives driving renewable energy investments.
On Wednesday, 3 October 2017, Power Ledger won the Energy Innovation of the Year award at the inaugural WA Energy Awards, acknowledging achievements in the State's energy industry.
Dr. Green is a research fellow at Curtin University Sustainable Policy (CUSP) Institute, whose doctoral research into "Citizen Utilities" has produced unique insights into the challenges and opportunities for the deployment of roof-top solar PV and battery storage within multi-unit developments and the application of the blockchain. It was a short step from this to setting up Power Ledger with her Co-Founders in 2016, which is a blockchain technology company that enables peer to peer trading of electricity and funding for renewable energy projects. Jemma is also the Chair of Power Ledger. On October 2016, Dr. Green was elected as a councillor for the City of Perth, running on a platform of making Perth a more lively and liveable city. Jemma is experienced in the challenges of sustainable cities through her role as an independent Councillor of the City of Perth. Her community involvements include pro-bono work on the advisory board of 1 Million Women, a movement of women and girls acting on climate change through the way they live. Jemma is the Chair of Climate-KIC Australia, a founding member of the Global Blockchain Business Council and a contributor to Forbes on blockchain disruption; was a founding board member of retail super fund Future Super, which has a fossil-fuel-free investment mandate; a board member of the Water Corporate and Carbon Tracker; and has become a 'go to' person on matters of cities, energy and transport in Western Australia.
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