A smart grid is a transactive grid.
- Lynne Kiesling
Archive for September, 2010

Smart Meters – The Future Only With Smart Markets & Financial Incentives

Via SmartMeters.com, an interesting article on how the success for many smart meter deployments will not be based on which type of smart meter boxes are installed, but rather how utilities handle the mountain of data unleashed by these sophisticated devices and subsequently use this valuable information to help change customer behaviour and meet green […]

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Give Consumers A Reason To Opt In To Smart Grids

Via GigaOm, an interesting report on the power and potential of deploying demand response programs via an Opt-Out program.¬† The article below lays out the arguments in a cogent fashion; however, from our viewpoint, such a decision would not be necessary if smart markets gave consumers a compelling financial reason¬† and value proposition to participate […]

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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.