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Energy Web Chain

The Proof-of-Authority chain for the energy sector

Use Cases

Energy-sector focused entreprise-grade chain for dapps.


The Energy Web Foundation (EWF) has launched the world’s first public, open-source, enterprise-grade blockchain for the energy sector.

The Energy Web Chain (EWC) for Ethereum is a public, enterprise-grade blockchain platform to help energy companies with the management and regulation of the industry. The EWC is a public blockchain network open to all utilities, users, and devices.

The platform uses the AuRa consensus mechanism, and its validators are large energy companies such as Shell, Elia, and LO3, as well as small startups like OLI Systems, FlexiDAO and Anyblock Analytics.

The native Energy Web Token (EWT) can be bought at Liquid. The gas and the token are both inexpensive, and the block times are fast.

The platform is supported by Parity, and has a testnet called Volta.

Quick Facts

Testnet/Live: Live
Chain ID: 246
Network ID: 246
Live Since: June 2019
Block time:~ 5 seconds
Consensus / block proposer: PoA – Proof-of-Authority
Permissioned: No
Governance / Authorities: > 10 organizations are hosting permissioned validator nodes
Client support: Parity
Explorer: Energy Web Chain Explorer
Stats: TBD
Faucet: NA
Github: Energy Web Chain Github
Website: Energy Web Chain Website
Gas metrics: Energy Web Chain Gas Metrics
Network Metrics: Energy Web Chain Network Metrics

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Volta is the Energy Web Chain (EWC) Main proof-of-authority test network. It is designed to help energy companies with regulation and operational efficiency. The network is supported by Parity and uses an authority round (AuRa) consensus mechanism with the likes of Shell, Elia, and LO3 as validators.


Interested or questions?


Freddy Zwanzger
(Co-Founder & Chief Data Officer)
+49 6131 3272372


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