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

Sydney’s New Flexible Water Prices

Via Medium, an interesting look at an innovative smart water pricing mechanism being used in Australia where the price of water in Sydney is now based on dam levels, enhancing resilience to climatic extremes while ensuring adequate revenue for capital expenditures: In water resource management, economic theory suggests that demand for water should behave like […]

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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.