Track L | Emerging Energy Trends
The Blockchain technology has been used in refugees’ camps in Jordan for the past few years in order to distribute food among refugees efficiently
without the interference of middle parties. The share of food per person is distributed electronically, and the refugees are recognized using iris
scanners at the checkout point. The refugees visit the supermarkets that are available at the camps and take their shares of the predetermined
foods on daily basis according to international health criteria. This has eliminated the need for banks, money transfers, money distribution, and
saved millions of aid money. Thus making the process more efficient, better quality of services and it is controlled, and monitored regularly.
This paper will provide a model for renewable energy generation, storage and distribution using Blockchain on the same proven and tested above
mentioned case study. The camps are currently served with Solar PV farms, and the installation of smart meters will enable the aid authorities
to distribute the energy on monthly basis per refugee to ensure meeting the minimum requirements.
Samer A. Zawaydeh, PMP, CRM, REP, AEE Life Member –MSc Structural Mechanics from the University of New Mexico, USA, 1994. Successfully completed the
project management of over 30 projects in the energy sector; power stations, refineries and oil and gas. He is actively participating as speaker,
consultant and trainer in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy sectors in Jordan and MENA. He is currently the Secretary of the Association of
Energy Engineers (AEE); AEE Assistant Director for International Membership Development for Special Projects and Past President of Jordan Energy