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

How Facebook Could Change The Game For Sustainability… Or Not

As frequent readers know, we have covered the trend of gamification on this blog and shared our doubts as to its long term impact/sustainbility absent smart markets.  But, finally we have what we believe is a real “canary in the mine” moment for those championing gamification as the way forward. Following close upon an interesting […]

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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.