A smart grid is a transactive grid.
- Lynne Kiesling
Archive for February, 2013

Articulating Smart Grid Benefits to End-Consumers: Smart Markets To The Rescue (aka Money Talks)

Two recent articles of interest, both addressing the difficulties of articulating smart grid benefits to end-consumers.  The irony of both is that they each take a roundabout way of identifying and recognizing that monetary signals would address the problem but then fall short of reaching the logical conclusion: smart markets in which saved units of […]

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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.