A smart grid is a transactive grid.
- Lynne Kiesling
Archive for February, 2012

Currents To Currency: Tradable Personal Carbon Allowances In Smart Markets

Two interesting articles on a proposed system of personal carbon allowances, which would give individuals an annually reducing carbon budget and they would be rewarded if they live within their budget by being able to trade surplus allowances.  While we’re sanguine on the chances that this system will be deployed on a wide scale, we […]

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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.