Interview with Prosume
BitcoinChaser: What kind of problem, market deficiency or opportunity inspired you to launch your project?
Prosume: Alvin Toffler nailed it on the head back in 1980: the future is prosumer. Well, that future is here. It’s a matter of time before individual consumers and producers, energy communities and businesses will all buy, sell and exchange energy more efficiently and sustainably, maximizing the use of locally produced renewable sources.
Decentralized, decarbonized, digitalized prosumer policies: this is the only possible future for energy.
BC: How will your project address this problem, market deficiency or opportunity in a unique way?
Prosume: Our mission: promote decentralizing power models and empower energy communities. How? Through the blockchain technology and implementation of peer-to-peer energy exchange policies, targeting possible solutions for all the existing physical and legal energy framework barriers, investing in Research and Development in order to offer innovative hardware and IoT devices related to smart metering, smart grid, energy routers and devices.
Prosume Energy Foundation has created a platform enabling the exchange of electricity from renewable and fossil sources, connecting independent power producers, consumers, utility companies and energy communities in a locally shared market where each peer is free to interact in a multi-tenant ecosystem.
BC: How do you think that competition will develop in this segment of the market following your ICO?
Prosume: There will be several different business delivery models. Only a handful will focus on energy assets, with even less offering services. As a non-profit organization intent on revolutionizing the way individuals exchange energy, Prosume Energy aims to make its impact on the landscape through the provision of services as opposed to assets.
BC: For all those who have read your white paper and are still on the fence about contributing to your ICO, what can you tell them that could lead them to buy into your project?
Prosume: As opposed to our competition, our platform has at the heart of its mission interoperability between communities. This means that even a player potentially viewed as a competitor can subexist and interact within our platform.
We also focus on crypto energy utility services in partnership with different energy players.