A smart grid is a transactive grid.
- Lynne Kiesling
Archive for May, 2011

The End of Utilities: Remaking The Relationship Between Utilities and Their Customers

We’ve often discussed aspects of the future of utilities, and the need to remake the relationship between utilities and the customers they serve.  We are firm believers in giving people more than information, but also inspiration to utilize smart meter infrastructure and act upon the information it can generate (aka smart markets).  Here are two […]

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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.