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

China: Water Trading Aims To Improve Efficiency In Use

Via China Daily, a report on China’s national water rights exchange: China launched a national water rights exchange on Tuesday, allowing for the trading of water between different areas and users. It’s part of a stepped-up effort by the authorities to encourage water conservation nationwide. The China Water Exchange will enable the trading of rights […]

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The Energy Utility Revolution

Via This Is Africa, an interesting commentary on the future of utilities in emerging markets in Africa: Dramatic declines in the cost of solar power and battery storage are finally giving consumers power over their own power supply. Most utilities are hoping it will all just go away. In some ways, the disruption of electricity […]

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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.