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

Texas Designing 80 MW Virtual Power Plant Pilot With Aggregated Tesla Powerwall Batteries

Via Utility Dive.com, a report on Texas’ efforts to design a 80 MW virtual power plant pilot spurred by Tesla desire to aggregate Powerwall batteries: The Public Utility Commission of Texas is preparing to authorize development of an 80 MW virtual power plant project and could give approval for the initial phase of the pilot at […]

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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.