WEPOWER IS A BLOCKCHAIN-BASED GREEN ENERGY TRADING PLATFORM
WePower – the next generation utility company
Disrupting energy markets through open green energy investment and trading solutions.
WePower enables renewable energy producers to raise capital by issuing their own energy tokens. These tokens represent energy they commit to produce and deliver. Energy tokenization standardizes simplifies and opens globally currently existing energy investment ecosystem. As a result energy producers can trade directly with the green energy buyers (consumers and investors) and raise capital by selling energy upfront, at below market rates. Energy tokenization ensures liquidity and extends access to capital. The WePower blockchain solution is currently recognized by Elering, one of the most innovative Transmission System Operators in Europe.
To optimize the financing cycle and open access to capital, WePower enables energy tokenization. Tokenized energy represents a contracting mechanism between an energy producer andenergy buyer
The founders say WePower will offer electricity contracts at a lower price than on the conventional market. In Spain, WePower’s launch market, they estimate that one megawatt-hour will cost $39-$40 per unit against a standard wholesale price of $47 per unit. That would be a 17% saving and the unit itself would be tradable, meaning you could sell on the token if the price was rising (say, because there was a shortage of renewable power available at any time).
According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BENF)1, the 2016 level of investment into renewable energy had reached 242 Billion USD, representing a 23% decrease over the previous year as seen in the chart on the right. Nevertheless, early 2017 trends show investment in renewable energy has fallen to 20.9% in Q1 compared to 2016, from 64.25 billion to 50.84 billion. The market is dominated by banks, PE funds and hedge funds that dominate the energy investment market. This system does not serve the renewable energy community with proper access tocapital. Nor does it serve consumers with proper access to energy.
Through these methods, WePower solves the following energy market insufficiencies:
• Global access to capital for green energy projects
• Global access to green energy investments and trading (i.e. liquidity)
• Speed and transparency
Energy production is big business:1. 24,756 TWh3 energy produced each year in total.2. 24,756,000,000 MWh energy produced from renewable sources.3. Assuming the LEC (levelized energy cost) from solar and wind averages 50 EUR/MWh (mostlikely less costly), total market of energy production alone and sales is 1.24 trillion USD.4. Current yearly investments in renewable energy amount to 242 billion USD4.
The WePower platform allows renewable energy producers to tokenize and sell the energy they produce. A renewable energy producer connected to the platform issues its own energy tokens within the WePower platform, where 1 energy token represents 1 kWh of green energy to be produced in a certain time in the future (usually within 4-6 months from the connection moment).Each renewable energy plant connected to the WePower platform will organize an auction for the sale of tokenized energy. WePower token holders will have priority access to such auctions and their allocation will depend on the number of WePower tokens they have.
Blockchain functionBlockchain allows:
• Innovative community interaction across applications• Provide 3rd party liquidity through exchanges and decentralised exchange protocols• Enhanced efficiency due to smart contract elimination of intermediaries
• Enhanced security due to immutability of data• Cheaper maintenance vs centralised database
• History of transactions and prediction of transactions• Fault tolerance for DApps due to decentralised nature of blockchain
WePower token model
Main terms of WePower token sale:Token creation will end when either the maximum number of WPR is issued or the contribution period has ended. If less than the minimum soft cap of tokens are issued, token sale contributions may be retrieved.
WePower is starting its second Official Bounty Program in order to reward its supporters with more WPR tokens.
1.5% of all raised tokens will be allocated to the Bounty Program but will not exceed 525,000 USD in WPR tokens.
The program will run until the end of the Token Sale. The bounties will be paid within 30 days after the end of the Token Sale.
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Ongoing translations Campaign - 10% (52.5k in WPR)
Moderators Campaign - 10% (52.5k in WPR)
Twitter Campaign - 5% (26.25k in WPR)
Content Creation Campaign - 35% (183.75k in WPR)
VIP content - 17,5% (92k in WPR)
Video/written interviews, reviews and articles - 17.5% (92k in WPR)
Secret Campaign - 7.5% (39k in WPR)
Signatures Campaign - 18% (94.5k in WPR)
YouTube Campaign - 2%(11k in WPR)
Telegram Campaign - 2,5% (13k in WPR)
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