A smart grid is a transactive grid.
- Lynne Kiesling
Archive for March, 2016

Water Is Broken, But Data Can Help Fix It

Courtesy of The New York Times, interesting commentary about the need for – and power of – data to underpin smart water markets: AS a nation, we have become disciples of data. We interview 60,000 families a month to determine the unemployment rate, we monitor how much energy we use every seven days, Amazon ranks […]

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Sell Your Conserved Water: Using Markets To Value Scarcity

Courtesy of The California Water Blog, a look at the potential to use financial incentives that provide market information to customers and utilities to drive conservation among urban customers that extend beyond the usual plumbing and building codes. ┬áSmart Markets anyone? During dry years, water becomes scarcer, and, economically, people should pay more for it. […]

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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.