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Utility Blockchain for Transparent Disaster Recovery


There are various compelling use cases of blockchain technology in the energy and utility sector. We survey the benefits and challenges of blockchain technology on these use cases. Most of these cases focus on the trade of energy. We introduce a novel use case on transparent disaster recovery from service disruptions. We describe the actors on the system, identify trust issues, and show the benefits of using blockchain in this use case.

Conference: IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC 2018)

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Date: October 10-11, 2018


blockchain, distributed ledger, utility, energy, disaster relief, service restoration



APA Demir, M., Mashatan, A., Turetken, O., & Ferworn, A. (2018). Utility Blockchain for Transparent Disaster Recovery. Proceedings of 2018 IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC), Toronto, ON. pp. 1-6.
BibTeX @INPROCEEDINGS{trans-disaster-recovery-2018,
author={Mehmet Demir and Atefeh Mashatan and Ozgur Turetken and Alexander Ferworn},
booktitle={2018 IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC)},
title={Utility Blockchain for Transparent Disaster Recovery},
address={Toronto, Canada},
pages={1-6}, }
DOI 10.1109/EPEC.2018.8598413
IEEE M. Demir, A. Mashatan, O. Turetken, and A. Ferworn,Utility Blockchain for Transparent Disaster Recovery” in Proc. 2018 IEEE Elec. Power and Energy Conf. (EPEC), (Toronto, ON, Canada), January 3, 2019, pp. 1-6.

Electronic ISBN: 978-1-5386-5419-4

USB ISBN: 978-1-5386-5418-7

Print on Demand(PoD) ISBN: 978-1-5386-5420-0