A smart grid is a transactive grid.
- Lynne Kiesling
Archive for December, 2015

Creating A Smart Market For California Water

Via RAND Corporation, interesting commentary¬†on the potential of smart water markets: Water trading in California is currently too slow and cumbersome. A sale of water can induce complex impacts on the environment and other people. Under the current system, arranging trades takes time and money, mainly in proving that other users and the environment will […]

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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.