Small is beautiful - a practical approach to electricity generation

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Created at 20. Dec. 2019

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David Uitz talks at servus.at symposium "Vaping Networks - Will an Organic Internet save our Analog Environments?"
https://vaping-networks.radical-openness.org/

Thanks to its geography and an abundance of water, hydroelectric power has historically been the backbone of renewable energy generation in Austria.

What are the challenges of running a small hydro operation in a competitive environment like the European power grid? On a technical level, what hinders the transition towards a fully sustainable future? How does climate change already affect the industry?

Since its invention in 2010, a peer-to-peer computer network is buying increasing amounts of electrical energy in exchange for its native, digital currency Bitcoin. How and why does that work? What implications might this have for a 'smart' power grid?

David Uitz

Former social worker, activist and voyager. Now running a small hydropower operation, hashing numbers for the bitcoin network as well as farming organic vegetables.

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