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

Economics, Markets, and Water

Via the Yale Economic Growth Center, an article looking at the complex economic history of water distribution and law in southern Spain, although – in my view – the piece’s framework should not have been set up as “water markets versus quotas” as the reality is not ‘either/or’ but ‘both/and’: Auction-based water markets, which distribute the greatest amount […]

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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.