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Too bad the grid is too dumb to let end-users actually get these prices.

And the distribution and transmission prices are usually fixed. But I think they should float with supply and demand too: the drivers of upgrades and failures are the peak-time users of capacity.

That’s what we do with data, don’t know why we don’t do it with electrons.

Some developments of that here in the UK: https://www.ovoenergy.com/ev-everywhere/smart-charger

Some EV manufacturers are ahead of the game.


My fear is some grid will sign an exclusive deal with XYZ company when they should really just expose the prices and markets to end-users.

Why yes, my intelligent electricity agent would like my dryer to book 2 kWh at 4AM-5AM with a 4cent penalty to me if you cancel.

Most of my loads are thermal, and I have lots of thermal banking available. If electricity prices are negative, run my A/C full tilt.

I encourage you to engage with and work with legislators in your jurisdiction to ensure open market exchanges exist, and that utility and consumer signaling are open standards.

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