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

Risks Of Cheap Water And Role Of Markets

Courtesy of the New York Times, an interesting look at the role of markets in helping address our water scarcity problem:   Lake Oroville in California in August. This summer, California’s water authority declared that wasting water — hosing a sidewalk, for example — was a crime. Next door, in Nevada, Las Vegas has paid […]

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An eBay For Recycling Fracking Water?

Via Xconomy, a report on an interesting market based initiative related to water: Entrepreneur Josh Adler was attending a lecture on fracking at MIT’s Sloan School of Management when the magnitude of the domestic oil and gas boom hit him. Like many Americans, he had no idea that fracking had exploded—there’s on the 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.