A smart grid is a transactive grid.
- Lynne Kiesling
Archive for February, 2016

A Free-Market Plan to Save the American West From Drought

Courtesy of The Atlantic, an interesting article on a free market plan to help the American West manage its water scarcity crisis: On a brisk, cloudless day last january, Disque Deane Jr. stepped out of his SUV, kicked his cowboy boots in the dirt, and looked around. He had driven two hours from Reno on one […]

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Enabling A Utility Negawatt Market

Via the Rocky Mountain Institute, an interesting look at new legislation that will help the regulated market pave the way for the free market to value efficiency as an investible asset class, where third-party aggregators sell efficiency services to customers: California’s recently passed Senate Bill (SB) 350 reinforces the state’s reputation as a leader in climate change policy. The […]

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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.