A smart grid is a transactive grid.
- Lynne Kiesling
Archive for August, 2014

A Requiem For Today’s Grid

Via Renewable Energy World, an interesting commentary on the future of the electricity grid: People speak reverentially about the electricity grid, and rightly so. The U.S.’ electricity grid is an awesome technical, operational, and public policy accomplishment. Who can deny the matchless service it delivers, occasional weather-related breakdowns notwithstanding? In fact, acts of Mother Nature […]

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Removing Artificial Price Barriers From Electricity Markets

Via The Guardian, a report on Tempus Energy’s mission to remove artificial price barriers from the UK electricity markets, bringing transparency and connecting customers with the cheapest available energy: There can’t be many energy company directors like Sara Bell. In fact I’d bet my breakfast – delicious, despite being served with a side order of […]

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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.