💡 Optimist’s Edge: Electricity too cheap to meter

💡 Optimist’s Edge: Electricity too cheap to meter

💡 With storage and the ability to share energy you can get all the electricity you need for a low flat fee, creating a new society.

Mathias Sundin
Mathias Sundin

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Here is an overview of the idea behind the Energy Society. In future articles, we will go into more detail about specific parts of the Energy Society.

📉 What people think

We asked 500 people if they think it is possible to offer unlimited electricity to households for a low, fixed fee within about 20 years.

No, said 58 percent, yes said 42 percent.

📈 Here are the facts

  • Over a 30-day period in Sweden, the price of electricity for the consumer has varied so much that the highest price has been 1,000 times higher than the lowest price. That is not a well-functioning market.  
  • Electricity prices in Europe have almost doubled since 2008, with the sharpest increase since 2021.
  • The U.S. is also experiencing increased electricity prices.
  • Change is needed – and possible.
  • The game changer is when you can store energy, so it doesn't have to be produced and used simultaneously.
  • If you also can share that energy, so not everyone has to build to full capacity for every edge case, you have the foundation of something new.
  • The current (haha) electric grid was starting to get built in the late 1800s. It was a marvel of engineering and the best we could build before we had computers, electronics, and software.
  • But now we have computers, electronics, and software, so a new, smarter electric grid is possible with storage and sharing.

For a more detailed description, please watch the video at the end of the article.

💡 Optimist's Edge

💡 With storage and the ability to share you can get all the electricity you need for a low flat fee.

A decentralized electric grid, or really thousands of small grids connected to each other, is the new infrastructure for electrical energy. That moves us away from the current society where energy is a limiting factor.

With an abundance of low-cost, clean energy millions of innovations will spur, and we will have created the energy society.

The Energy Society, in a nutshell:

  • Abundance of power. Production of power is not going to be a limiting factor. The cost of wind- and solar production is declining rapidly.
  • Cost. It will be irrelevant in everyday life.
  • Value creation. If we solve the distribution and storage of energy, you enable a whole new system, which creates a lot of value.

👇 How to get the Optimist's Edge

The best way to get the Optimist’s Edge is to join Project Energy Society. Together with Jonas Birgersson and his company we are taking the first steps to create this society.

We need all kinds of people, not just energy experts. It is called the energy society for a reason. In a society, everyone is needed. Lawyers, teachers, artists, doctors, writers, journalists, photographers, programmers, engineers, and maybe even politicians.

People who create the energy society will have a better understanding of the opportunities it brings than anyone else.

Sign up for Warp News free newsletter, where we update on the latest in Project Energy Society every week. There you’ll also get invites and the chance to join the project.

Mathias Sundin

🔌 Jonas Birgersson: “All the electricity you need for a low, fixed fee”
Jonas Birgersson became an internet pioneer by promising and delivering all the internet you need for $20 a month. Now he believes that the same thing can be done with electricity. “For a low, fixed price, you have all the electricity you need.”