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Energy trading through blockchain technology: on your way to becoming a prosumer

  • Natuurwetenschappen
  • Contract education
  • 0,1 EC
  • English language
  • Starts May 2023
  • Free of charge
  • Online
  • In cooperation with Interreg Euregio Meuse-Rhine Blockchain4Prosumers (BC4P) project
Did you know that the blockchain makes it possible to make locally generated energy available via trading platforms or directly to other consumers and users? This is called Peer-2-Peer energy trading.
This is an energy market where producers such as homeowners with rooftop solar energy systems and consumers (industry, but also household customers) can meet and act directly, i.e. without intermediaries in the form of stock exchanges, energy suppliers or energy traders. These are households that produce their own energy. They are so-called prosumers, consumers and producers at the same time.
Would you like to learn about Blockchain technology for energy trading? The Interreg Euregio Meuse-Rhine Blockchain4Prosumers (BC4P) project is providing such an opportunity.
Open Universiteit, together with other BC4P project partners (Zuyd Hogeschool, Cap Construction, Howest Hogeschool, Hogeschool PXL, Liege University, FH Aachen, Climate Cities and TIORC), has developed a course on Blockchain4Prosumers.


The whole course consists of three "modules" with different levels of difficulty. The Modules can be taken progressively or independently. For example, if you are already familiar with the concept of Blockchain and would like to dive deeper into its applications for energy trading, you could skip Module 1 and start with Module 2 or 3, depending on your interests. We recommend starting with Module 1 and completing the entire course.
  • Module 1: Energy trading through blockchain technology: on your way to become a prosumer
  • Module 2: Enterprise and energy trading through blockchain technology: vision and practical guide
  • Module 3: The developers’ essentials on energy trading through blockchain technology
The course offers theoretical video lectures spiced up with real examples from the project pilot sites. For enthusiastic and advanced learners, the course provides additional reading materials, developed within the project. The course participants can accomplish assignments to check their understanding of the materials. To share ideas and thoughts, a discussion group is available for the participants.

What will you learn in this course?


This course consists of three independent modules. This is the first module, and it aims to provide a clear introduction to blockchain and its application to energy trading. It consists of four video lectures:

1. Blockchain for beginners
2. Blockchain technology advanced level
3. How to become a prosumer
4. Energy sharing and interaction of heat-power market


Duration of the course
It is a self-study mini course with a lead time of 2-3 hours (1 week).


The Interreg Euregio Maas Rhine (EMR) BC4P project lasting over 2 years (2021-2023) with the goal to develop a concrete, innovative key blockchain technology for a secure innovative energy market using renewable energies.




Some basic knowledge of blockchain technology is required.


Sign up
For each registration with the Open University, a participant has to create a username. This also applies to this course. We ask gender, date of birth and place of birth for this registration, because this way we can link the username to a unique person. We have set up this check for every form of enrolment/registration at the Open University. 
Registration is possible by pushing the red button 'Aanmelden' on this page. 
If you don't have an OU account, then first registrate at mijnOU (top right on this page) and create a username (gebruikersnaam) to get a login. Please click on the link to get an English registration manual and guide to change the language in the learning environment yOUlearn.

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Who is the course intended for?
This course is ideal for those who would like:
  • To get an introduction to the world of energy trading through blockchain technology;
  • To set up a foundation knowledge on blockchain to understand the next two modules of the course;
  • To understand what are the benefits of blockchain technology in the energy field;
  • To learn how blockchain works from academic experts;
  • To obtain additional resources to extend the knowledge provided in these four lectures;


Start of the course
The course starts on May, 2023


Registration conditions
There are no requirements for the registration


Price information
This course is free of charge.


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Extra informatie

If you would like more information about this specific course, please push the red button 'Contact' on this page.