Monthly Archives: December 2012

LG Electronics To Participate In Pecan Street Smart Grid Research

PR Newswire December 20, 2012

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — LG Electronics (LG) announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with U.S.-based Pecan Street Inc. to participate in a smart grid demonstration project in Austin, Texas. As part of this two year project with Pecan Street’s Industry Advisory Council, LG will contribute its expertise […] Read More »

Guest Post: Can we store electricity to transform the grid?

Scientific American December 19, 2012

Over the next several weeks, we’ll be joined by Robert Fares, a graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin researching the benefits of grid energy storage as part of Pecan Street Inc.’s ongoing smart grid demonstration project. Robert will be contributing a series of guest posts discussing grid storage technologies, and how storage […] Read More »

Pecan Street CEO Brewster McCracken to Brief National Research Council on Early Findings of EV Research

Press Release • December 17, 2012

Washington, DC – At the request of the National Academies’ National Research Council, Pecan Street Inc. CEO Brewster McCracken will present to the council’s electric vehicle committee in Washington, DC on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. McCracken will present on early findings from Pecan Street’s electric vehicle research trial in Austin, TX. Read More »

Smart Grid Trends to Watch: ICT Innovations and New Entrants December 17, 2012

The convergence of information and communications technologies (ICT) with the traditional operations technologies (OT) is an ongoing Smart Grid trend. Within the USA and its 3000+ electric utilities, Smart Grid investments focused on optimization of transmission and distribution grid operations through machine to machine (M2M) communications and forays into data analytics for applications ranging from […] Read More »

How a Texas neighborhood became EV heaven December 13, 2012

“This is one of the few places where you can see a Chevrolet Volt traffic jam,” laughs Scott Hinson, the lab director for Pecan Street Inc., an alternative energy project in Austin, Texas. Read More »

Dell Joins Pecan Street Inc. to Expand Research in Smart Grid Technologies

Businessweek December 4, 2012

ROUND ROCK, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 4, 2012– Dell today announced it has joined the industry advisory council of Pecan Street Inc., a nonprofit energy and smart grid research and development organization headquartered at the University of Texas at Austin. As a member company, Dell will provide technology and IT expertise to Pecan Street to advance its […] Read More »