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

The Coming Revolution in Smart Electric Power

Via the New York Academy of Sciences, a forecast from Yu Zhang, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA: The way we generate and consume electricity in the early 22nd century will look a lot different than the way we do it in the early 21st century. Advanced sensor capabilities and […]

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Tesla’s New Virtual Power Plant Lets Texans Sell Electricity Back To The Grid

Via Verge, an article on how Tesla is inviting Powerwall owners in parts of Texas to join in on its new retail electric provider service that is designed to save on energy costs: Tesla launched a new power utility provider service in Texas this week that lets select locals with home Powerwall backup batteries sell excess energy back […]

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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.