A smart grid is a transactive grid.
- Lynne Kiesling
Archive for August, 2017

Dutch Utility Bets Its Future on an Unusual Strategy: Selling Less Power

Via The New York Times, a look at a¬†Dutch utility betting its future on selling less power: When Eneco, a major Dutch utility, tested a promising energy monitor in several dozen homes, things could not have gone much worse. The company making the devices failed to deliver enough of them, and some of those provided […]

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Innovation At Grid’s Edge: How Electricity Will Be Priced In The Future

Via Energy Post, an interesting look at how the rapid transformation of the electricity sector will make it necessary for utilities to adopt radically new pricing methods, specifically envisioning a scenario in which existing volumetric tariffs will increasingly be replaced by fixed service fees: By now the narrative on the rapid transformation of the 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.