Monthly Archives: August 2011

In Austin, talk about upsetting applecart without harming apples

Smart Grid Today August 22, 2011

The trick to igniting the smart grid technology industry rests in a sort of platform of dreams -- if someone builds the right device, utilities and consumers will come, Brewster McCracken, executive director of Pecan Street Inc, an industry-university consortium at University of Texas at Austin, told us Friday. Pecan Street hosted a weeklong course in Austin titled “Smart clean energy,” for more than 100 “students” coming from utilities, consortia, entrepreneurial ventures and universities. Read More »