A smart grid is a transactive grid.
- Lynne Kiesling
Archive for February, 2023

Staying Big or Getting Smaller: Energy Systems In Transition

Via Energy Atlas, an interesting graphic that look at the transformation occurring in much of the world’s energy systems. What we are seeing is a much more consumer-centric model emerging with much more diversity in terms of generation and consumption. This graphic provides a simplified yet useful way to visualise this trend. From centralised to […]

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Sun Cable To Power Cross-Border Grid Integration Project

Via Asian Power, a look at the Sun Cable cross-border grid integration project: Its project aims to deliver renewable energy from Australia to Singapore. Developing a solar energy network comes with its set of challenges, particularly when the goal is to create the world’s largest. In January 2023, Singapore energy firm Sun Cable made the […]

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Virtual Power Plants: Efficiently Networked Households Won’t Need New Generation

Via EnergyPost, an article on virtual power plants and why efficiently networked households won’t need new expensive generation: Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) are the next new innovation that can change the landscape of the global energy transition in our favour, cheaply and fast, explain Liza Martin and Kevin Brehm at RMI. Essentially, they link and aggregate hundreds of thousands of […]

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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.