​Dheer Patel moderated the session on Emerging Technologies and also spoke about Blockchain Technologies at the two-day National Conference on Consumer Engagement in Electricity Sector organized by Citizen, consumer and civic Action Group (CAG) at Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He introduced the concept of distributed ledgers and blockchain to the audience and talked about the need to explore newer ways to transact to take advantage of distributed resources and flexible demand. He also made a point that both centralized and decentralized operations need to be present to make the most of large resources at the national or regional level as well as distributed resources at the local level.​