A smart grid is a transactive grid.
- Lynne Kiesling
Archive for July, 2017

Turning Homes Into Virtual Power Plants Driven by Economics And Environmental Goals

Courtesy of the New York Times, an interesting look at how Vermont’s Green Mountain Power is trying to turn homes, neighborhoods and towns into virtual power plants, driven by economics as well as environmental goals: In a new low-income development that replaced a trailer park here, rooftop solar panels sparkle in the sun while backup […]

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Are Smart Meters Already Obsolete?

Via Energy Post, interesting commentary by Freerk Bisschop, Director Smart Energy at Rockstart, and Evert Jaap Lugt, Managing Director at Yes!Delft on some of the trends going on in energy innovation: “What we look for in startups is an innovative concept and a good team with complementary skills. In fact, we’d rather have a good […]

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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.