A smart grid is a transactive grid.
- Lynne Kiesling
Archive for October, 2013

Pilot Project For Transactive Energy

Courtesy of GreenBiz.com, an interesting report on one utilities efforts to pilot a transactive energy trial which, as we’ve discussed in earlier posts, is an innovative approach that contains a number of elements similar to smart markets: Many ongoing smart grid pilots in the U.S. were initiated courtesy of funding from the American Recovery and […]

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Improving Residential Demand Response Via Personalization

Via GreenBiz.com, a look at one effort to improve residential demand response: About 18 million people receive reports from utilities that compare how efficient their household is to neighbors. The company behind those reports — Opower — is now taking on the task of reducing electricity use during peak times. The Arlington, Va.-based company last […]

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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.