Johnathon de Villier

Research Analyst

Energy Blockchain
Johnathon de Villier is a research analyst contributing to Navigant Research’s Digital Technologies Service. De Villier leads the Energy Blockchain solution, which covers the evolution of distributed ledger technologies and their intersections with key trends, from transactive energy and the Internet of Things to future mobility and the smart home. In addition to blockchain, de Villier conducts ongoing research on microgrids and their role as part of an efficient and resilient grid system. His work focuses on the strategic implications of these technologies for utilities and other stakeholders transitioning to a digital and distributed future.

Prior to joining Navigant Research, de Villier studied the effects of wildfires, climate change, and insect pests on the health and recovery of Western forests at the United States Department of Agriculture. He holds a master’s degree from Columbia University and a BA from Bowdoin College.

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“The expectations for blockchain in the energy sector are sky-high, helped along by hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital investments and initial coin offering (ICO) fundraising. However, the technology is still immature and unproven, and utility spending will grow at a much more measured pace.”
— Johnathon de Villier