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  • Monday, April 12, 2021
  • New Research Paper Explores Blockchain for Distributed Energy Resources

A new publication by Ph.D. student Chinmay Shah was published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

The paper, “Distributed ADMM using Private Blockchain for Power Flow Optimization in Distribution Network with Coupled and Mixed-Integer Constraints,” explores the improvement problems for scheduling distributed energy resources and battery energy storage systems integrated with the power grid and minimizing energy consumption from conventional sources in response to demand.

This publication is based on the work that Shah completed during his internship at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Gridapps-D project funded by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. This paper will be part of Shah’s dissertation.

Contact Chinmay Shah for more information on this research at


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