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Aiwen YIN, Phi
Designing the social in energy cooperative

Phi is an A.I. facilitated clean-energy platform for collaborative microgrid management, P2P energy trading and incentivizing collective energy prosumption behaviors via crypto-tokens.

Phi’s core design is centered around building up a transparent collaborative environment for community building. It creates a playful and friendly microgrid simulation environment where users can experiment with their own versions of community microgrid, with information and design assistance by an intelligent chatbot. The simulations can be submitted to the community for votes, and be executed with community funds when selected.

Part of the community fund is supported by Phi coin and local tokens. Phi not only rewards Phi coin to users who invest clean energy system (by purchasing infrastructures, producing clean energy or pledging a community proposal) but also allows users to design their own tokens to encourage their communities to develop a more desirable energy strategy (such as a token that rewards energy saving). All of these process will be done in the community, as well as connecting to maintenance, post local tasks and more.

The simulation environment, collaborative community, and token rewards make a strong set of pillars to facilitate community activities, and create a strong sense of collectivism — because that is what a fair, decentralized and balanced ecosystem would need, that everyone must feel they are part of the action.

Xavier BLOT, Energy Entrepreneur
On the road to decentralized energy organizations

Fab Cities need to lead the way toward a zero-carbon society. To pave this path, clean technologies will not be sufficient. While their penetration is increasing, there are not replacing unsustainable solutions fast enough.
Our energy system is made of complex connections between centralized and decentralized organizations. Cities are struggling to engage the energy transition because of complexes issue relating regulations, business model, public-private collaborations, and raising awareness of their citizens. But if we really want to build a better future, we must take all that components into account.
For cities’ and citizens’ future, we need to work on the design of local energy organizations able to welcome solutions in a more inclusive way, involving public bodies, privates parties and inhabitants. Numerous examples rose over the years (microgrids, cooperatives, local energy agencies, etc.) with innovative business and governance model.
Through that presentation, we’ll introduce what’s at stack in the field to achieve sustainable and resilient results. We’ll highlight the role of each actor and what are the main models to make them collaborate on the long term. Depending on the goal of the decentralized energy system (production, distribution, etc.), different organizations can be design. These could be fostered by smart token design. Finally first approaches will be proposed with key elements of success to engage the transition.

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Xavier BLOT

Energy entrepeneur, La Fabrique de la Cité
Xavier is Ph.D. in solar energy. He launched and collaborated with numerous energy startups at the intersection of technology and urban challenges. As a consultant he’s working with the urban think tank La Fabrique De La Cité to develop the energy track, focusing on the impact... Read More →
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Aiwen YIN

Design Lead, Phi (NL)
Yin Aiwen is a designer and writer in Amsterdam who is also the design lead of Phi, a clean-energy platform uses blockchain to curate energy consumption behavior.

Friday July 13, 2018 16:00 - 18:00 CEST
Cité des Sciences Library - VIDEOTHEQUE