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

China’s State Grid Envisions Global Wind-and-Sun Power Network

Via the Wall Street Journal, a report on China’s State Grid Co. vision of a global wind-and-sun power network: Wind turbines and solar panels are seen at a wind and solar energy storage and transmission power station from State Grid Corp. of China, in Zhangjiakou of Hebei province,March 18. The world will soon be able […]

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An Indie, Off-the-Grid, Blockchain-Traded Solar Power Market Comes To Brooklyn

Via Vice’s Motherboard, a bit more detail on an innovative indie, off-the-grid, blockchain-traded solar power market in Brooklyn: A new small-scale power grid project is looking to make it easy for a small number of Brooklyn residents to trade and sell their own solar energy using existing power lines and blockchain technology that powers virtual […]

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Blockchain-Based Microgrid Gives Power To Consumers In New York

Via New Scientist, a report on a very interesting blockchain-based microgrid giving power to consumers in New York: Something odd is happening on President Street in Brooklyn. While solar panels on the roofs of terraced houses soak up sun, a pair of computers connected to the panels quietly crunch numbers. First, they count how many […]

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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.