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

Plan to Build More Solar Faces a Familiar Constraint: The Need for More Power Lines

Via Inside Climate News, a report on how California could embrace “policy synergy” to deploy solar in areas transitioning out of agriculture, but the transmission lines must come first: California’s San Joaquin Valley, a strip of land between the Diablo Range and the Sierra Nevada, accounts for a significant portion of the state’s crop production […]

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The iPhone: Staging A Quiet Revolution In How We Charge Our Devices

Via The Washington Post, a report on Apple’s Clean Energy Charging feature: Apple is getting a lot of flak for setting up iPhones to charge when the sun shines or the wind blows. The feature, called “Clean Energy Charging,” incited a tiny but vehement Twitter rebellion as critics, many of them right-wing personalities, slammed it as yet […]

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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.