DeKo – Currency Proposal Using a Portfolio of Electricity Linked Assets

25 Pages Posted: 7 Apr 2011 Last revised: 21 Sep 2018

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Nick Gogerty

Carbon Finance Labs

Joseph Zitoli

SolarCoin Foundation

Date Written: January 4, 2011


Currencies play an important role in facilitating trade and economic growth. Shifts in currency values may lead to economic dislocations hindering trade and growth. Most currencies are issued by government central banks. These central banks hold assets in the form of government debt and gold against the currency they issue.

Alternatives to traditional debt and gold assets may make sense for central banks to hold as a supplement or substitute. One alternative asset for a central bank to hold consists of electricity delivering assets. Electricity delivering assets don’t need to be physical assets such as fuel or power plants, but rather may be claims in the form of standardized Power Purchase Agreements for the delivery of electricity from power producers.

Electricity delivering assets can hold their economic value more effectively than gold or debt due to price stability and resistance to devaluation from over-issuance. The DeKo-backed currency concept advocates a portfolio of diversified electricity delivering assets that offers more social benefits than gold and retains monetary value better than government debt.

Keywords: currency, economics, finance, energy, stability, macroeconomics

JEL Classification: A10, E42, E51, E58, F02, F31, H56, H62, L94, L90, L97, O23, Q20, Q30, Q38, Q4, Q40, Q43, Q42

Suggested Citation

Gogerty, Nick and Zitoli, Joseph, DeKo – Currency Proposal Using a Portfolio of Electricity Linked Assets (January 4, 2011). Available at SSRN: or

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