Pike Powers Lab

New Tech City Podcast – Pecan Street Feature

New Tech City - NYC NPR May 21, 2014 ,,,,,,,,

There's a neighborhood in Austin, Texas where the refrigerators tell stories. The roofs are paved in solar panels. There are more electric cars per capita here in the Mueller community than in any residential neighborhood in America. It's a kind of paradise and it could drive you nuts. 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 »

Pecan Street CEO shows us unrivaled new laboratory

Smart Grid Today May 13, 2013 ,

Test equipment from Dell systems, National Instruments and Schneider is arriving at Pecan Street Inc's new lab, the Pike Powers Laboratory & Center for Commercialization. The organization is bringing to life "the only testing facility in the United States that can do verification of disaggregation algorithms," Pecan Street CEO Brewster McCracken told us during a recent visit to the housing development where the lab is situated, in Austin, Texas. Read More »

White House Blog: Green Button – Enabling Energy Innovation

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy May 2, 2013 ,,,,

With support from the Department of Energy, the Pike Powers Laboratory and Center for Commercialization has launched a Green Button app testing center and the Pecan Street Research Institute will also make the largest open set of disaggregated and anonymized consumer energy use data available in the Green Button format. Read More »

With Free Sample Data Set, Pecan Street Research Institute Expands Access to World-Class Energy Use Data to Global University Researchers

Press Release • April 11, 2013

For Immediate Release Contact: Colin Rowan, media@pecanstreet.org, (512) 222-9603 (Austin – April 11, 2013) For decades, university researchers pursuing energy innovations and solutions have been hindered by lack of research data on how people use electricity in their homes during the course of the day. But for the past two years, one U.S. university has […] Read More »

Austin Icons Revisit MCC

March 8, 2012

Pecan Street Inc. was pleased to host an historic look back at the MCC competition and what it meant to Texas. Moderated by Evan Smith, CEO of the Texas Tribune, the event featured former Governor Mark White, Pike Powers, Ben Streetman and Bob Inman. Read More »