Only if you’re a governor, legislator, regulator ... or customer.
Rep. Tom Sloan will serve his 11th term as a Kansas State Representative. He holds a Ph.D in political science, has taught at the university level, and has organized 10 regional energy and telecommunications summits in Kansas, which have brought together leaders from FERC, FCC, DOE, and state and regional stakeholder groups. He has served two terms on the DOE’s Electricity Advisory Committee, the GridWise Architecture Council, and the FCC’s Intergovernmental Affairs Committee.
What is transactive energy, and why should you care?
Transactive energy is what you get when energy prices are transparent to all interested parties. It's when customers of all sizes join traditional utility providers in producing, buying, and selling electricity, using automated controls to provide a more cost-efficient electricity exchange system.
Transactive energy comes from technological change. No electric market structure is immune. Whether traditionally regulated and integrated, or even whether un- or re-regulated, all electric marketplaces are equally susceptible. Each faces technological changes in the electric generation and communications sectors - changes that provide increased opportunities for customers to manage their energy consumption (and hence acquisition) behaviors. And while these customer options may potentially decrease the electric system's reliability, the resiliency of the grid may increase. Utilities will have opportunities previously unavailable to monetize existing and evolving services.