Brooklyn Microgrid (BMG) is an energy marketplace for locally generated, renewable energy. BMG seeks to harness the buying power of Brooklyn residents by having them participate in a simulated energy marketplace. Brooklyn Microgrid aims to show regulators that Brooklynites care about their community's energy future. The simulated BMG marketplace will demonstrate people's willingness to pay for locally generated, renewable energy.
Interested in participating? Click below on the participant category that best describes you and your brownstone, apartment, business, or school.
Do you have solar panels, or are you interested in getting solar panels so you can sell excess energy to the BMG marketplace?
Do you want to buy locally generated, renewable energy?
Don’t live in New York City, but you want to bring a microgrid to your city or town?
Want to schedule a 45-min workshop that explains the science and tech behind BMG? (*NYC schools only.)
"If in the future you find yourself selling your excess solar panel energy to your neighbor via secure blockchain, you'll have one startup's actions on President Street in Brooklyn to thank."
"This project..., is the first version of a new kind of energy market, operated by consumers, which will change the way we generate and consume electricity."
The Science behind Brooklyn Microgrid
Through blockchain technology and our own innovative solutions, we’ve developed Exergy, a permissioned data platform that creates localized energy marketplaces for transacting energy across existing grid infrastructure.
We’re just beginning to uncover the potential of the Exergy platform to influence the energy model of the future, and already the possibilities seem endless.
On the Exergy platform, prosumers—generating energy through their own renewable resource—can transact energy autonomously in near-real time with consumers on the platform in their local marketplace.
A microgrid is an ecosystem of connected prosumer and consumer energy assets. Energy is generated, stored, and transacted locally, creating more efficient, resilient and sustainable communities.
The distributed system operator is granted access to consumer data like building management systems. Using price as a proxy, the Distributed Systems Operator manages energy use, load balancing, and demand response at negotiated rates.
When a charging station—public or private—or an electric vehicle has a surplus of energy, it is made available for purchase on the local network. Consumers can set budgets and be alerted to the availability via mobile app.