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

Just Rewards: California OKs Rewards for Smart Water Usage

Via Courthouse News, an interesting article on how one of California’s largest water providers can reward customers who use the resource efficiently under a new plan approved by the state.  That said – while rewards are positive motivators – without a mechanism (smart market) to allow customers to monetize, trade, save, and allocate rewards as […]

Read more »

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.