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

Smart Grids Without Transactive Technology and Transactive market Options Are Not Smart

Via The Knowledge Problem, an interesting speech given by Lynne Kiesling on the interplay of technological change and regulation, ranging from Schumpeterian disruptive innovation to the history of the electricity industry and its regulation to current smart grid issues. Some of the themes discussed with be familiar to frequent readers here — innovation makes monopolies […]

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Demise of The Dashboard

Courtesy of GigaOm, a new report on the demise of high end dashboards, prompted by Cisco’s recent decision to pull out of the market.  We’ve talked at length about our speculation as to why dashboards ultimately fail – the lack of consumer engagement or sustainable motivation – so won’t rehash it again here, but you […]

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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.