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Journalist for nearly a decade with keen interest in local energy policies for cities and national efforts to facilitate a renewable revolution. 

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A transactive energy system would allow customers to coordinate with their utilities to manage the largest power users in their system, like hot water heaters and, as will become more widespread in the future, electric vehicle charging stations. 

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory studied a transaction system for the first time on a large scale, at the request of the federal government. The results, as tested on Texas's energy system, showed peak loads could be dropped by nine to 15%, a savings of $5 billion.

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