Google, the technology company that has worldwide operations and a mission to "organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." In 2007, it became the first multinational organisation to become carbon neutral. In 2017, it became the first to match its energy consumption with 100% renewable energy and is the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy.
Google wants to demonstrate the viability of Time-based Energy Attribute Certificates (T-EACs or GCs) to drive Google’s 24/7 Carbon-free Energy goal across its European operations and accelerate the energy transition. To do so, Google has identified the need for better tools and systems to access and organise their energy data and to match their energy consumption with hourly clean-energy purchases.
Implement FlexiDAOs software "RESpring©" in Google's portfolio in Ireland, the Netherlands, and Denmark, simplifying the access to and aggregation of energy data. FlexiDAO will also issue, transfer, and match T-EACs to the data centers’ hourly load profile and finally redeem them on Google’s behalf, following EnergyTag standards.
Since it was founded, Google has been working hard on sustainability and data accessibility, where they have been leading the path to a cleaner and more sustainable world from different perspectives and projects.
Their commitment to sustainability has brought them to match all their annual electricity consumption with a hundred percent renewable energy in 2017. But recently, Google has stated a clear and ambitious goal: "Run all our business on carbon-free energy everywhere, at all times by 2030."
Google soon realized they needed better tools to track energy consumption and production. Hence, in 2021, Google announced that they were piloting a new tool: Time-based Energy Attribute Certificates (T-EACs), also known as Granular Certificates (GCs), to take a more granular approach to energy tracking.
Google has addressed the need for new systems that enable energy consumers, system operators, and governments to know exactly what kinds of energy are being produced, consumed, and traded on an hourly basis across every electricity grid. Only then can T-EACs reach their full potential.
Google came to FlexiDAO to help simplify the access to and aggregation of energy data throughout their portfolio in Ireland, the Netherlands, and Denmark.
Thanks to the partnership, FlexiDAO is helping Google recognize key operational challenges related to data access that highlight the need for a more centralized data hub and a standardized authorization process.
In our partnership, analyzing the hourly coverage with carbon-free sources is not the only process. This also involves the certification of its hourly match and ensuring credible claims. For this reason, FlexiDAO creates verifiable energy and carbon records that are stored in an immutable, energy-efficient blockchain that acts as a digital notary.
The entire process is carried out in accordance with EnergyTag guidelines and the European regulatory framework for Energy Attribute Certificates.
The path to around-the-clock carbon-free electricity consumption is a process, which is why time-stamping would not undermine the established annual reporting method with EACs, but this would allow us to go a step further and report hourly coverage with Granular Certificates (GCs).
We develop top-notch solutions for the 24/7 monitoring of a new accessible, decentralised and fully decarbonised grid.
We foster a decarbonised electrification that has a direct impact on tackling this climate emergency.
At FlexiDAO we help organizations build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
We help to achieve the goal of building sustainable cities and communities by helping corporate energy consumers and producers move to a greener energy, focusing especially in the transition to 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy for all.
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