April 21, 2020

Powerledger, Nicheliving sign 3-year deal to bring blockchain energy trading tech to Western Australian homes

Powerledger has signed a three-year deal to install its platform across 10 residential developments to be built by Nicheliving in the Perth metropolitan region.


  • Powerledger signs with Connected Communities Energy – a project by residential developer Nicheliving for large-scale solar energy trading rollout in WA.
  • The developments will integrate Powerledger’s platform into 10 Nicheliving projects over three years.
  • Initial rollout will be to apartments in Inglewood (62 apartments) and East Cannington (40 apartments).

Perth, Western Australia – 21th April 2020: Western Australian based energy trading technology company Powerledger has signed a three-year deal to install its platform across 10 residential developments to be built by Nicheliving in the Perth metropolitan region.

Powerledger’s technology will be deployed with Connected Communities Energy, a joint venture between Perth’s largest medium density property developer, Nicheliving.

The deal will see the deployment of Powerledger’s Blockchain technology to Nicheliving’s flagship development, SkyHomes Inglewood development and future housing developments over the next three years.

“Nicheliving is the largest medium density developer in Western Australia to deliver blockchain technology to manage energy delivery and trading,” said Powerledger Co-Founder and Chairman Dr Jemma Green.

Starting with 62 apartments at ‘Sky Homes’ in Inglewood, the development will deliver 100 per cent renewable energy through an embedded electricity network and solar PV and storage microgrid.

“We’re seeing an emerging trend of project developers considering more low cost and low carbon energy supplies during the design phase of their projects. Powerledger’s platform incentivises homeowners to invest in solar energy infrastructure,” said Dr Green.

Powerledger’s platform will track energy consumption and transactions, enable the residential developments to sell surplus solar energy to other residents to make the distribution of power more efficient and make the most out of the solar energy generated.

Powerledger is already working with property developers to implement its energy trading software from the ground up, supporting solar and storage in people’s homes as well as in shopping centre developments.

“New homeowners are always looking for ways of reducing the upfront cost of providing power infrastructure and Powerledger’s platform is available to help pay back a solar investment faster, while reducing the carbon impact of energy,” said Dr Green.

“As part of its Smart Cities initiative, Connected Communities, Nicheliving was seeking a way to provide new homeowners with more sustainable and affordable energy in their new home. Powerledger’s technology enables homeowners to lower their daily energy costs and unlock a new revenue stream by monetizing excess solar energy and reducing their reliance on fossil-fuel sourced power,” said Nicheliving Managing Director Ronnie Michel-Elhaj.

“The relationship with Powerledger will help us deliver on our commitment to building more sustainable communities for Western Australian home owners,” he said.

Powerledger’s platform is currently active in the National Electricity Network (NEM) in South Australia and anticipated to expand to the east coast within the next six months.

Powerledger has active projects in several countries around the world including Austria, Thailand, Japan, Malaysia and the United States as well as a virtual power plant program in South Australia.

The company was recently asked to present to the Blockchain Congressional Caucus at Capitol Hill in the United States to demonstrate its energy trading technology with examples of its successful projects around the world.

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