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This year, Burlington, Vermont, may become the first municipal utility to use blockchain to get generation assets working together across its grid. The city will use the technology to manage supply and demand in real-time, according to Killian Tobin, chief executive officer of Omega Grid, the blockchain software provider that’s helping Burlington set up its system. Think batteries charging when there’s excess wind power, and businesses automatically drawing down power demand when electricity prices are high.