Georgios Lampropoulos

Blockchain in Smart Grids: A Bibliometric Analysis and Scientific Mapping Study

  • General Medicine

To achieve sustainability and fulfill sustainable development goals, the digitalization of the power sector is vital. This study aims to examine how blockchain can be integrated into and enrich smart grids. In total, 10 research questions are explored. Scopus and Web of Science (WoS) were used to identify documents related to the topic. The study involves the analysis of 1041 scientific documents over the period 2015–2022. The related studies are analyzed from different dimensions including descriptive statistics, identification of the most common keywords and most widely used outlets, examination of the annual scientific production, the analysis of the most impactful and productive authors, countries, and affiliations. The advancement of the research focus and the most popular topics are also examined. Additionally, the results are analyzed, the main findings are discussed, open issues and challenges are presented, and suggestions for new research directions are provided. Based on the results, it was evident that blockchain plays a vital role in securing smart grids and realizing power sector digitalization, as well as in achieving sustainability and successfully meeting sustainable development goals.

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