A smart grid is a transactive grid.
- Lynne Kiesling
Archive for July, 2020

Solar-Sharing Start-up Aims To Cut Power Waste

Via Eco Business, a report on technology which allows rural solar panel owners to sell excess power to neighbors, improving income and access to clean energy: A start-up that helps rural Bangladeshi owners of home solar power systems trade their surplus electricity with their neighbours won an international award for climate change innovation Thursday. SOLshare, set […]

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Enabling Resilient, Low Cost, and Localized Electricity Markets Through Blockchain P2P & VPP Trading

Via Power Ledger, further insight into an Australian solar trial of peer-to-peer energy trading: Power Ledger’s solar energy trading trial of 48 households in Fremantle, Western Australia, finds peer-to-peer energy trading technically feasible. Report finds use of Virtual Power Plants could increase localised energy autonomy and deliver a lower cost grid. Recommends a dynamic feed-in tariff […]

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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.