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August 8, 2019

Blog Post

How is an Electric Grid Like an Octopus?

By Suzanne Russo, CEO, Pecan Street We know that achieving the kind of emission reductions we’ll need to ward off the worst consequences of climate change will require a more flexible, responsive and sophisticated grid. And that will take new... Read More

August 1, 2019

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Pecan Street @ 10: A Real-World Plug and Play Test Bed for Innovators Around the World

By Scott Hinson, chief technology officer, Pecan Street - Over the past 10 years, we’ve worked with global brands you’ve heard of and startups you haven't on products ranging from HVAC load management hardware to electric vehicle charging to home... Read More

July 24, 2019

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Pecan Street @ 10: Putting People and Privacy First in a Data-Centric World

By Suzanne Russo, CEO, Pecan Street – We may be in the research field, but with our participants, we’re in the trust business. The reason we have been able to develop our new technologies and share the research insights we’ve discovered over the... Read More

July 16, 2019

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Pecan Street @ 10: Creating an Army of Citizen Scientists, One Soldier at a Time

By Rachel Jenkins, director of operations, Pecan Street Calling Dan McAtee an enthusiastic participant in Pecan Street’s research is a massive understatement. Not only does Dan volunteer for nearly every research project we announce, he makes... Read More

July 12, 2019

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Pecan Street PLATFORM Participant SAYA Lands New Customer

By Bart Bohn, startup advisor, Pecan Street Congratulations to SAYA, a provider of a smart water meter for residential and commercial buildings, on the recent announcement of securing installations in 500 homes in The Heights community in Chino,... Read More

July 10, 2019

Blog Post

Eaton Research Participant Agreement

Following is a participant agreement for Pecan Street’s current volunteer recruitment for a research project being conducted for Eaton... Read More

July 1, 2019

Blog Post

Upcoming Events and Conferences

Heading to a conference or industry event? See if a Pecan Street staff member is on the agenda. Each month, we will update the public events at which our staff will... Read More

June 27, 2019

Blog Post

Austin SHINES testing solar + batteries as a clean, dispatchable grid solution

By Andrea Tosi, power systems specialist, Pecan Street Solar energy is ideal as a clean energy resource in places like Texas, where sunshine is abundant. But even in Texas, the sun doesn’t shine 24/7. This variability results in reliability issues... Read More

June 26, 2019

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Dataport update brings new URL, new UI and new Data

By Grant Fisher, chief information officer, Pecan Street Thanks to feedback and requests from users like you and a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Dataport is now better than ever. Most importantly, the Dataport website has moved to... Read More

May 23, 2019

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Pecan Street at 10: A Decade of Energy Innovation and Invention

By Colin Rowan, director of communication, Pecan Street – 2019 marks Pecan Street’s 10-year anniversary, and we’re thrilled to report that it’s been an incredible decade of innovation, invention, insight, and progress. Over the next few weeks,... Read More

May 23, 2019

News

Utility Dive – Utilities have multiple ways to drive lower energy use

The data for Kopalle's research came from Pecan Street, an Austin-based non-profit that manages a neighborhood electricity test bed. Almost 1,000 homes have volunteered to have advanced metering infrastructure installed, capturing circuit-level,... Read More

May 1, 2019

Press Release

Pecan Street and Eaton Testing Demand Response Tech

Energy research organization Pecan Street Inc. and power management company Eaton are partnering to develop and test a next-generation residential demand response solution that will increase overall efficiency of the electric grid and optimize the use of... Read More

April 4, 2019

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What California’s Rule 21 Gets Right and Wrong for Residential Solar

By Scott Hinson, chief technology officer, Pecan Street - Several of the requirements of California's Rule 21 will help encourage the installation of more solar and storage. However, there are two areas where Rule 21 lacks important features or functions... Read More

March 25, 2019

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Pecan Street Seeks Project Manager

Pecan Street Inc. seeks a Project Manager to be part of its award-winning team innovating solutions for intelligent energy management and drought mitigation. The selected candidate will work out of Pecan Street’s state-of-the-art, green-built lab in... Read More

March 25, 2019

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Data: The Fifth Utility?

By Suzanne Russo, CEO, Pecan Street – The data challenge extends far beyond Amazon, Google and Facebook. Data is everywhere. In our work at Pecan Street, conversations about distributed energy are often conversations about... Read More

March 19, 2019

Press Release

Pecan Street Opens Applications for Second Cohort of Testing, Validation and Market Entry Program

Texas-based Pecan Street Inc. is accepting applications from energy technology startups for the second cohort of its PLATFORM for Product Launch program. Start-ups with a clean energy hardware innovation targeted at the residential and/or small... Read More

February 28, 2019

News

Pecan Street and Austin Energy Look to Bring V2G Mainstream with Possible Microgrid Applications

“The type and quality of analysis provided by research from Pecan Street will be critical in proving the feasibility of V2G for Austin and similar energy environments,” said Austin Energy's Cameron... Read More

February 18, 2019

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Diving deeper into power factor

By Scott Hinson, chief technology officer, Pecan Street Residential solar inverters typically only provide real power to the electrical grid. When they do that, the reactive power component (either the displacement or distortion current) isn’t... Read More

February 14, 2019

News

Greentech Media: Vehicle-to-Grid Testing Comes to Texas

Pecan Street Inc., an Austin-based energy research organization, and the publicly owned electric utility Austin Energy launched what they say is Texas’ first grid-tied vehicle-to-grid (V2G) research and testing... Read More

February 13, 2019

Press Release

Pecan Street to Conduct Field Testing and Data Management for $2.9 Million ARPA-E Study on HVAC Efficiency

Austin-based Pecan Street Inc. will conduct the field testing and data management for a University of Michigan study that will tackle two of the electricity industry’s biggest – management of renewables intermittency and management of heating,... Read More

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