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

What Makes Transmission So Difficult (and Vital)?

Via Clean Energy Finance Forum, a report on what makes for fights, innovation, and progress in the work of carrying clean electricity across the continent: For all the calls to increase solar and wind generation, do people know the importance of transmission in our ability to actually use it? The climate-driven need to make power from […]

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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.