A smart grid is a transactive grid.
- Lynne Kiesling
Archive for January, 2021

An Expanding Pool of Liquidity In Water Market

Via The Economist, an article on how investors are starting to pay attention to water risk: From a small office in Montreal an artificial-intelligence business, Aquantix, plays sleuth for faraway investors worried about water risk. Its model combines high-resolution satellite imagery, weather-station data and regulatory documents scraped from the internet. It estimates not only how […]

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How the UN and Dr Evil Get Water Investment Wrong

Via Global Water Intelligence, interesting commentary on the role of markets and private investors in water: Every year in the January issue of GWI we do a survey of the growth of specialist water investment funds. We are expecting another big leap in assets under management in this year’s survey, which will be published later […]

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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.