Leap DEX is a new distributed energy exchange that offers a unified trading platform for distributed energy resources (DERs), such as solar PV, demand response, batteries, fuel cells and electric vehicles, and smart inverters. Participants can trade energy with their peers, aggregate into virtual power plants, transact renewable energy credits, or deliver demand response and grid services. All without the need for formal integration, top down control, or the need for a centralized trusted third party. Leap’s goal is to play a major role in decarbonizing the electricity mix and transition the current grid to be built on DERs to make a cleaner, more affordable and resilient grid with sustainable access to energy for all. Leap’s unique open, hardware agnostic platform turns connected buildings and electric vehicles into autonomous smart energy traders, providing revenue to participants while unlocking the benefits of a truly resilient and transactive grid.