A smart grid is a transactive grid.
- Lynne Kiesling
Archive for March, 2022

Car Dealerships: Prime Candidates For Microgrids

Via Microgrid Knowledge, a look at how – as electrification grows – car dealerships become prime candidates for microgrids: US car dealerships are finding they need to upgrade their electrical infrastructure — and fast — given that more than half of their sales are expected to come from electric vehicles (EVs) before the decade is […]

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Building a Power Grid to Span the World

Via the Wall Street Journal, an interesting look at the potential of transnational super grids—the vision of globe-girdling power networks that could ship electricity, particularly renewable energy, from areas where it can be produced in abundance to wherever it is needed—across continents, weather systems and oceans A line to share solar power between the deserts […]

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Can EVs Power The Grid?

Via 3bl Media, a look at whether EVs can power the grid: By 2030, up to half of new electric vehicles could be capable of charging their batteries while they’re plugged in and discharging electricity stored in their batteries back onto the power grid. This “bidirectional” capability opens up the possibility that EV owners could […]

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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.