Monthly Archives: January 2012

Pecan Street’s aim: Create path for consumers into smart grid’s future

Austin American-Statesman January 23, 2012

As a lab, Pecan Street wants to be where the New Energy Economy is tested and verified before it goes to market. By extension, McCracken expects many of the innovators to base their companies here. Read More »

Red State, Green City: How Austin Has Become America’s Clean-Tech Hub

Time Magazine January 7, 2012

Nowhere is that clearer than in the Pecan Street project, a pioneering smart-grid research and demonstration program based in Austin's historic Mueller neighborhood. Pecan Street is a collaboration between Austin Energy, the Environmental Defense Fund, the city of Austin and the university, with much of its financing provided by the 2009 federal stimulus bill. The study is detailing energy and water use at the residential level, gathering data that most utilities barely have a handle on. Read More »

Pecan Street featured on EnergyNOW (Video)

EnergyNOW January 7, 2012

The smart grid conjures up images of controlling home energy use with iPhones and utilities communicating with customers in real time like never before. But across most of the country, the smart grid is more fantasy than reality – except in the Lone Star State. Correspondent Josh Zepps reports from Austin, Texas on the Pecan […] Read More »