Transactive Energy 101


The concept of transactive energy — enabling individual members of an energy network, like a power grid, to trade energy and related services among one another — has been around for more than a decade, yet its definition and implementation vary widely in different contexts. In many ways, it’s more energy-conference fodder than real-world application. But with grid flexibility becoming increasingly important, now is the time to truly understand the potential of transactive energy.

Join economist Lynne Kiesling, who has pioneered work on this topic and is currently co-director of the Institute for Regulatory Law and Economics at the University of Colorado–Denver, and Canary Media Editor-in-Chief Jeff St. John for a discussion on what transactive energy is, how it has evolved and what utilities and policymakers are getting right and wrong when it comes to implementing it at scale.

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