International WikiEnergy Data Conference – June 3-5, 2014

April 11, 2014

  Join the WikiEnergy member researchers on June 3-5, 2014 at The University of Texas at Austin for the International WikiEnergy Data Conference. Co-hosted by Carnegie Mellon University and Pecan Street Research Institute, the WikiEnergy Data Conference will take place in conjunction with and immediately following the second International Workshop on Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring (NILM, […] Read More »

Hidden Treasure: Two New Resources Offer Up Massive Amounts of Utility Data

Green Tech Media March 13, 2014

Where Chattanooga EPB is looking to drive entrepreneurial innovation with its GIGTANK project, Pecan Street Project is looking for not-for-profit researchers to tap its WikiEnergy data store. The platform is free, but is only open to faculty and students at “postsecondary educational institutions” such as U.S. universities and their international equivalents, or researchers at nonprofit research institutions. Read More »

With Wiki Energy, Pecan Street shares the largest residential energy database with the world

Scientific American March 12, 2014

There’s a new resource for researchers on residential energy usage called Wiki Energy, which is a new initiatve from Austin, Texas-based Pecan Street Inc. Read More »

Wiki-energy.org Provides University and NGO Researchers Access to the World’s Largest Energy and Water Use Database

March 6, 2014 ,,

A consortium of university and NGO researchers announced today the launch of WikiEnergy, a suite of online research tools that includes the world’s largest research database of customer energy and water use. WikiEnergy (www.wiki-energy.org) is available for free to university and NGO researchers conducting scientific and public interest research and curriculum development. Read More »

High-tech homes reveal secrets of energy use

Mission Valley News February 14, 2014 ,,

A new housing development in Mission Valley is part neighborhood, part laboratory. The Civita development, built just off Mission Center Road and Friars Road, gives residents and researchers a chance to study energy use and human behavior. Read More »

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Wiki-energy.org Provides University and NGO Researchers Access to the World’s Largest Energy and Water Use Database

March 6, 2014 ,,

A consortium of university and NGO researchers announced today the launch of WikiEnergy, a suite of online research tools that includes the world’s largest research database of customer energy and water use. WikiEnergy (www.wiki-energy.org) is available for free to university and NGO researchers conducting scientific and public interest research and curriculum development. Read More »

Report: Residential Solar Systems Reduce Summer Peak Demand by Over 50% in Texas research trial

November 18, 2013 ,,

In most markets, rooftop solar panels are promoted as a way for electric utility customers to reduce their reliance on fossil fuel power and — eventually — save money on their electric bill. According to a new PSR Analytics report from Texas-based energy research firm Pecan Street Research Institute, residential solar systems, and particularly west-facing rooftop systems, may also act as a fairly impactful peak demand reduction device for utilities struggling to meet afternoon demand in hot summer months. Read More »

Report: Impact of Electric Vehicle Charging on Electric Grid Operations Could Be More Benign than Feared

October 24, 2013 ,,,,,,

Electric vehicle (EV) owners are charging their cars much less during hot summer afternoons than most behavioral models predict. That is one of the findings from a new PSR Analytics report that measured Summer 2013 vehicle charging in the nation’s highest residential concentration of electric cars. The analysis found that charging behavior is much more diverse than has been predicted, represents a much more manageable energy load and may be highly elastic to time-of-use pricing and similar tools. Read More »

SDG&E Research Study To Dig Down To Circuit-Level Usage

PR Newswire August 21, 2013 ,,,

Pecan Street will provide volunteer participants with a free website and mobile application that provides real-time information on the customer's electricity use down to the appliance and circuit level as well as information on appliance, rooftop solar panel and home energy performance. The service is powered by an "energy data router" installed at the customer's circuit panel. The router is manufactured in California. Read More »

Pike Powers Laboratory & Center for Commercialization Launches Cutting Edge Research and Commercialization Facility

Press Release • June 11, 2013

Leaders from major technology firms, including Dell, Intel Corporation, Schneider Electric and National Instruments, along with representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy, joined researchers from The University of Texas and the Pike Powers Laboratory & Center for Commercialization (Pike Powers Lab) at the product development facility’s formal opening today. Read More »

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