1 hr 35 min

Justin Orkney: Duke Energy is studying bitcoin Bitcoin, Energy, and the Environment

    • Technology

Justin Orkney is Lead Rates & Regulatory Strategy Analyst at Duke Energy Corporation. He is also a bitcoiner. And thanks to Justin, Duke is now studying bitcoin mining.

In this conversation we talk about Justin's background, from early days installing solar, to pilot studies on demand response, to his present role at Duke.

We discuss the problems facing the grid as renewable penetration increases, how those problems will only worsen as we approach renewable targets, and how, to some extent, "bitcoin fixes this."

There is a world of difference between hacks like myself and pros like Justin. It's one thing when I tout the potential of bitcoin mining. It's quite another when someone like Justin does the same, and gathers the data to prove it.



Apologies for the delay in releasing this conversation, but the news is still "breaking," and the wait is worth it.

Justin Orkney is Lead Rates & Regulatory Strategy Analyst at Duke Energy Corporation. He is also a bitcoiner. And thanks to Justin, Duke is now studying bitcoin mining.

In this conversation we talk about Justin's background, from early days installing solar, to pilot studies on demand response, to his present role at Duke.

We discuss the problems facing the grid as renewable penetration increases, how those problems will only worsen as we approach renewable targets, and how, to some extent, "bitcoin fixes this."

There is a world of difference between hacks like myself and pros like Justin. It's one thing when I tout the potential of bitcoin mining. It's quite another when someone like Justin does the same, and gathers the data to prove it.



Apologies for the delay in releasing this conversation, but the news is still "breaking," and the wait is worth it.

1 hr 35 min