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

Drowning in Derivatives?

Courtesy of Ozy, an interesting commentary on the potential emergence of a full-blown global commodity market for water, like those for oil and gold: If you live in Ireland, you might be upset. Beginning in 2014, Irish citizens will finally have to pay for tap water. Gifted with an abundant supply of freshwater, Ireland has […]

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Transitioning to Transactive Energy

Via The Energy Collective, some interesting commentary on transactive energy, a concept which encompasses smart markets: Last week I discussed the transition to renewable energy sources for our electricity supply.  It is difficult for some to envision a world organized around different sources of energy, but as Greg Abel, the CEO of MidAmerican Energy Holdings […]

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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.