No-one can track the waves of electrical energy across the grid to a particular place.

Electricity doesn’t work like that. It’s more like a big lake where generators ‘pour’ their energy in on one side and consumers draw out what they need from wherever they are.

Traceability systems like Powertracer uses the measurements of these inputs and outputs and uniquely match them. The Powertracer trading algorithm is used to ensure that no-one can sell the same unit of energy to more than one buyer. This means that the energy can be priced according to where it came from every half hour of the day.

On the Powertracer platform you can see a unique trade identifier code for every 30 min trade. The counterparty to this trade will see exactly the same identifier on their system, and an audit service is available to trace back all trading records and prove their veracity.

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