A smart grid is a transactive grid.
- Lynne Kiesling
Archive for September, 2009

Avoiding The Smart Grid “Bubble” Via Innovative Consumer-Oriented Applications

Via Earth2Tech, an interesting article on the continued rise of the investment bubble around the smart grid and one area – innovative next generation consumer-oriented applications that will run on top of new infrastructure (such as smart markets?) – that still offers significant potential.  As the report notes: “…While the idea of an investment bubble […]

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Next Practice Platforms: An eBay For The Environment

Via an interview on NPR’s Living On Earth radio program, mention of an independent project that this blog’s authors are working on: “…CURWOOD: So, how feasible is it to apply the Bushmen’s survival skills to developed countries? WORKMAN: Well we have technology that they don’t. And our greatest technology in the last few years developed […]

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About This Blog And Its Authors
Grid Unlocked is powered by two eco-preneurs who analyze and reference articles, reports, and interviews that can help unlock the nascent, complex and expanding linkages between smart meters, smart grids, and above all: smart markets.

Based on decades of experience and interest in conservation, Monty Simus and Jamie Workman believe that a truly “smart” grid must be a “transactive” grid, unshackled from its current status as a so-called “natural monopoly.”

In short, an unlocked grid must adopt and harness the power of markets to incentivize individual users, linked to each other on a large scale, who change consumptive behavior in creative ways that drive efficiency and bring equity to use of the planet's finite and increasingly scarce resources.