A smart grid is a transactive grid.
- Lynne Kiesling
Archive for September, 2015

In Vermont, A Forward-Thinking Utility Is Helping Customers Share Solar Power

Courtesy of Fast Company, a look at how an interesting startup named Yeloha is making it easy to use the electricity from someone else’s—which could change everything about the grid: For all the growth in the commercial and residential solar market, with thousands of businesses and home owners now putting panels on their roofs, it’s still the […]

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Google and Friends: Killing Smart Grid / Cleantech Startups?

Via Greentech Media, an interesting look at the downside of Google’s “dabbling” in renewable energy: If you were to think of big companies from outside the energy industry that could be poised to radically disrupt the electric utility industry, Google (and its big-tech peers) would have to top the list. Google has, over the past decade, […]

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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.