A smart grid is a transactive grid.
- Lynne Kiesling
Archive for March, 2018

Can Cap & Trade Incentivize Community Water Accountability?

Via Stanford’s Engineering Department, an article on some research that – taking a page from energy and climate playbooks – explores a cap-and-trade system and whether it could incentivize community accountability: California has struggled with drought for most of the last decade. FromĀ 2011-2015, the state experienced the driest four-year stretch in recorded history, leading to […]

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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.