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

Tesla’s Texas Electricity Retail Venture Leans On Battery Storage Experience

Via Energy Storage, a report on Tesla’s planned retail electricity ambitions: Tesla’s planned launch of a retail electricity offering to existing customers within the ERCOT service area in Texas will lean heavily on battery storage as well as solar for its expertise, assets and routes to market.  Newly-created subsidiary Tesla Energy Ventures filed an application in mid-August […]

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Trading Water, Saving Water

Via PERC Reports, an interesting article on how water markets help the West cope with supply-side shocks and evolving demands: A drought swept through California in the early 1990s. I remember my second-grade teacher painting a bleak picture to our class about how we could literally run out of water, and that there might not […]

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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.