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

Missing Smart Markets: The Real Demand Response “Catch-22″

Via Smart Grid News, an interesting article on what the author calls the “Demand Response Catch 22″.   Unfortunately, while the article correctly highlights the need to incentive people to change behavior, it falls into the typical narrow thinking that such incentives should revolve around appliances.  We continue to believe that giving people an economic right […]

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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.