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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.

https://electrek.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/02/contr...


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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