zero energy platform with blockchain network

Inter-State Collaboration Will Leverage Variety of Energy Consulting Services to Deploy Innovative Technology and Smart Grid Enabling Solutions

Saratoga Springs, NY – ReWire Energy and the Clean Energy Blockchain Network (CEBN), today jointly announced an exciting new partnership that will pair ReWire’s software development, energy analytics, financial modeling and utility program management expertise with CEBN’s extensive blockchain and distributed energy capabilities to offer municipal and utility customers a dynamic new technology resource.

The ReWire + CEBN venture will focus on technology challenges – both hardware and software – that is slowing adoption of Smart City and blockchain initiatives across the Northeast. The firms are combining their technical expertise in integrated Smart Energy transaction processing, blockchain technology and business model innovation. The combined technologies will be deployed to address the challenges municipalities and utilities face when considering how to successfully navigate the complexities associated with the adoption of distributed energy resources when launching their Smart Building and Smart City program initiatives.

Specifically, the new partnership will focus on strategic initiatives including:

  • Municipal Smart Energy Platform: development of this platform will allow governments and other municipal entities to easily adopt smart energy solutions that optimize consumption patterns, saving energy and reducing costs (joint response to NYS REV Connect);
  • Peer-to-peer energy trading applications: innovative web and mobile technology solutions that allow peer-to-peer energy trading, enabling neighbors to buy and sell excess renewable energy
  • Creative energy solutions for Low to Moderate Income (LMI) Housing: with a packaged approach that combines solar, storage and energy management, the team will provide access to clean energy credits for LMI housing projects.

Lee Evans, CEO of ReWire Energy said, “ReWire is thrilled to partner with the incredible team at CEBN. Frank and Mike’s expertise expands our team’s offerings to present the full gamut of energy and technology consulting needs. We’re confident this team will deliver compelling outcomes for municipal and utility customers.”

ReWire, based in downtown Saratoga Springs, NY is a family owned minority business enterprise that provides in-depth strategic energy consulting services. Their expertise was sought to support the energy plan for the Link @ SoBro project in Saratoga and have been working with the City of Schenectady on new smart grid projects.

Frank Curran, Vice President of Clean Energy BlockChain Network said “It has been a pleasure to work with the ReWire team, because of their energy expertise, software knowledge and collaborative approach. We started our relationship with a couple of projects, and now it is exciting to develop this alliance with ReWire. We look forward to developing joint solutions to support Smart City, utilities and low-income housing projects in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, as we have in other regions across the US.

CEBN is a Massachusetts-based platform company offering trading of clean renewable energy and carbon credits, as well as in-depth technology and energy expertise. The CEBN team of experts have deployed automated clean energy verification systems with audited Certified Clean Energy™, enabling live transaction execution via a flexible API-based architecture. CEBN tracks clean energy, and its associated credits, from generation to final use on a blockchain-based platform.

The new partnership commenced in late 2018 focused initially on NY State opportunities but has begun seeking projects in the broader Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states with commercial, institutional, utilities and both state and local governments.


About ReWire

ReWire Energy is part of the ReWire Group, LLC, a family-led and minority owned business focused on delivering Zero Energy solutions for real estate, municipal, commercial and institutional customers through a combination of energy and financial modeling, process automation software and new technology deployment. Based in Saratoga Springs, NY, ReWire is developing opportunities for clients throughout the region by redefining the Value of Zero.  Learn more at

About CEBN

The CEBN team builds both hardware and software packages, including financing and developing clean energy projects, in addition to energy and credit tracking and trading using blockchain technology. CEBN helps its clients move forward in the clean, distributed, and digital transformations underway in the energy industry.

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