A smart grid is a transactive grid.
- Lynne Kiesling
Archive for July, 2012

Communist China: Testing One Of The World’s First True Smart Markets For Water?

Courtesy of China Daily, a report on an innovative market-trading scheme being tested in China to address Ningxia’s chronic water shortage.  It is very interesting to consider that we may have to look towards Communist China for one of the first true smart markets for water… A villager waters a donkey in Haiyuan county, Northwest […]

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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.