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

Will Water Pricing Be The Next Carbon Pricing?

Via Greenbiz, an article on whether water pricing will be the next carbon pricing: The price of water — essential for human life, nature, communities and businesses — is often subsidized, reflecting a commonly held belief that everyone should have abundant access to clean water. But in many locations, those prices don’t reflect the true cost of […]

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Tesla’s Large Scale Battery Projects Are Transforming The Grid

Via Quartz, an article on how Tesla’s large scale battery projects are transforming the grid: In 2019, Tesla introduced the Megapack, a battery the size of a shipping container designed to kill coal- and gas-fired “peaker” power plants. Peaker plants sit idle for most of the day, but fire up to provide extra energy whenever demand for […]

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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.