A smart grid is a transactive grid.
- Lynne Kiesling
Archive for February, 2014

Smart Grids For Water: Will California Get Smart About Water?

Via Engerati, an interesting commentary on the need for – and potential of – a Smart Grid Approach to water: The California drought is big news for the state and the nation.  California’s agriculture sector, which supplies about half the nation’s fruit and vegetables and uses about 80% of the state’s water, will have to […]

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An Aussie Power Shopper: New VentureTakes On Utilities With Green Energy Supermarket

Via Renew Economy, an interesting article on a renewable energy based electricity supermarket: Australia’s disaffected electricity consumers are about to get a taste of what could be the future of the electricity market with the official launch of a new retailer that will offer an “electricity supermarket” and the choice of renewable energy power sources. […]

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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.