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

The Year of Social Utilities: Why The Smart Grid Needs A Facebook

As frequent readers know, we’ve long championed consumer engagement with the smart grid via durable remunerative incentives.  We believe lasting engagement will only truly be cemented by giving consumers transactional capabilities with the smart grid.  There is, however, another aspect that we have been watching and – to shine some light on it – we’re […]

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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.