It is predicted that by 2020, the largest energy company in the world (by market cap) will not own any network (grid) or generation assets.  It will manage information about energy sources and consumers.

It is estimated that the cost of generation is less than half of the price of electricity.  The wholesale price of electricity will drop significantly while the retail price is increasing - in other words, electricity is cheap, the grid is expensive. This will result in looking at transmission & distribution costs where customers will shift their power purchases to lower-cost energy providers or have decided to self-generate. Also with residential customers can now sell excess energy from his solar rooftop installation to a neighbor, all paid for and recorded through Blockchain.

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