A smart grid is a transactive grid.
- Lynne Kiesling
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Sydney’s New Flexible Water Prices

Via Medium, an interesting look at an innovative smart water pricing mechanism being used in Australia where the price of water in Sydney is now based on dam levels, enhancing resilience to climatic extremes while ensuring adequate revenue for capital expenditures: In water resource management, economic theory suggests that demand for water should behave like […]

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Wall Street Set To Start Trading In A New Commodity: Water

Via Bloomberg, a report on a new water futures contract: If the record heat and wildfires ravaging California weren’t a clear enough sign that the climate is changing, then consider this: Wall Street is about to start trading futures contracts on the state’s water supply. The contracts are the first of their kind in the U.S. and […]

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What Recent Trials Teach Us About Peer-To-Peer Power Trading

Via Power Technology, an article on one of the most recent peer-to-peer energy trading trial, and what it can teach early adopters: Peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading continues to undergo trials across the world, looking at how it might change energy generation and consumer attitudes to renewable energy. Power Technology took a look at how one […]

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Solar-Sharing Start-up Aims To Cut Power Waste

Via Eco Business, a report on technology which allows rural solar panel owners to sell excess power to neighbors, improving income and access to clean energy: A start-up that helps rural Bangladeshi owners of home solar power systems trade their surplus electricity with their neighbours won an international award for climate change innovation Thursday. SOLshare, set […]

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Enabling Resilient, Low Cost, and Localized Electricity Markets Through Blockchain P2P & VPP Trading

Via Power Ledger, further insight into an Australian solar trial of peer-to-peer energy trading: Power Ledger’s solar energy trading trial of 48 households in Fremantle, Western Australia, finds peer-to-peer energy trading technically feasible. Report finds use of Virtual Power Plants could increase localised energy autonomy and deliver a lower cost grid. Recommends a dynamic feed-in tariff […]

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Peer-to-Peer Trading of Solar Technically Feasible, Australia Trial Finds

Via PVTech, a report on a recent Australian trial of peer-to-peer solar trading: A small-scale trial of solar energy trading between households in Western Australia has found that peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading is technically feasible and that virtual power plants (VPPs) could help deliver a lower cost grid. RENeW NExus, a project in Fremantle, a […]

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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.