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November 18, 2021

Blog Post

The Better Your Data, The Better Your Microgrid

Microgrids get name-dropped a lot. And for good reason. The promise of a smarter, more resilient, and cleaner grid is enough to make any energy geek swoon. But given all the buzz, there’s a short supply of guidance on how we can deploy microgrid... Read More

November 12, 2021

Blog Post

COP Should Embrace Community-based Climate Solutions

An effective way to cut through climate rhetoric and overcome the paralyzing pressure of climate anxiety is to simply get to work on something immediate and tangible.... Read More

November 10, 2021

Blog Post

Soil Carbon Sequestration Can Help Us Meet COP Goals – AI Can Make it a Reality

As climate action takes center stage this week at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, Pecan Street will reflect on some of the issues we believe will be key to keeping global temperatures from rising above 1.5 degrees. Topics will include energy equity,... Read More

November 8, 2021

Blog Post

Water Equity and COP26

As climate action takes center stage this week at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, Pecan Street will reflect on some of the issues we believe will be key to keeping global temperatures from rising above 1.5 degrees. Topics will include AI applications... Read More

November 7, 2021

Blog Post

COP 26 Leaders Should Center Equity in Everything They Do – The Climate Fight Depends on It

Climate change requires all hands on deck. And it requires solutions designed to improve the way the energy system works for everyone. At COP 26, leaders are gathered to develop a global strategy for addressing climate change, and increasingly they’re... Read More

November 3, 2021

Blog Post

Biden’s EV Charging Agenda Could be a Game Changer for Transportation Emissions

As climate action takes center stage this week at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, Pecan Street will reflect on some of the issues we believe will be key to keeping global temperatures from rising above 1.5 degrees. Topics will include, AI applications... Read More

November 3, 2021

Blog Post

A Fond Farewell to an Austin Legend

By Suzanne Russo - I’m not the first person to say this, but if you’ve lived in or moved to Austin in the last 30 years, you probably need to thank Pike Powers. More than any singular person, Pike is the symbol of Austin’s transition from a sleepy... Read More

November 1, 2021

Blog Post

We need energy data to combat climate change, and we need a data utility to make that happen.

Heading into COP26, how can leaders ensure energy data meets its full climate potential? Our experience with energy data has led us to the answer: support the development of a data utility staffed with data scientists, computers scientists, cybersecurity... Read More

October 29, 2021

Blog Post

Puerto Rico Voluntary Participation Agreement

Following is a participant agreement for Pecan Street’s current volunteer recruitment in Puerto Rico. By completing and submitting this form, you are agreeing to the terms outlined below. Please read this agreement carefully. It explains all of the... Read More

October 25, 2021

Blog Post

Federal Clean Energy Stimulus Can Make or Break U.S. Clean Power Goals

There is no silver bullet in the fight to address climate change – we must consider all the tools at our disposal. Extending clean energy tax credits and passing a federal CES put us on the path to achieving our goal of 100 percent clean power by 2035.... Read More

October 25, 2021

Blog Post

Digital Dirt: A toolkit to advance soil carbon measurement and verification solutions

Over the last year, Pecan Street has been working with some remarkable partners to apply our research and data expertise to some vexing challenges around carbon sequestration. Today, we posted some fruit of our labor, a Digital Dirt Toolkit that takes us... Read More

October 21, 2021

Press Release

Press Release from NYSERDA Announcing Pecan Street as Utility Data Advisor

Pecan Street, an energy and climate research and development organization was awarded $400,000 as the utility data advisor to provide dedicated support to oversee and provide guidance to NYSERDA and DPS on data sourced from the utilities, such as energy... Read More

October 6, 2021

Blog Post

Introducing Over Our Heads – The Pecan Street Podcast

On Over Our Heads, we introduce you to several of the topics we work on and the experts we meet along the way and dive into some energy and tech issues that are sometimes over our heads… often more complicated or nuanced than what you’ll find in most... Read More

October 5, 2021

News

EVs and the Texas Grid (KXAN)

Pecan Street's Colin Rowan spoke with Eric Henrikson (KXAN-Austin) about whether the Texas grid can handle an influx of electric vehicles (yes!) and how these "rolling batteries" could (and should) be a solution for Texas leaders trying to increase the... Read More

August 27, 2021

Blog Post

We support full residential electrification – addressing electric panel capacity is critical to that goal

Earlier this week, we released a new analysis on electric panel capacity and residential electrification. Our goal was to draw attention to the opportunities to clear the path for electrification by introducing policies and incentives for electric panel... Read More

August 23, 2021

Blog Post

Addressing an Electrification Roadblock: Residential Electric Panel Capacity

Pecan Street’s new analysis explores the opportunities for policymakers and utilities to remove a significant barrier to residential electrification. By incentivizing electric service panel upgrades for existing homes and requiring larger capacity... Read More

August 9, 2021

Blog Post

Course Correction: Residential Power Factor

To demonstrate the challenges and opportunities associated with total power factor, we used Pecan Street’s home energy use and PV data to explore the grid impacts of poor residential power factor and the system benefits of power factor correction. The... Read More

August 4, 2021

Blog Post

Turning Biden’s EV charging agenda into a game-changer for American transportation

By Colin Rowan, director of strategy & communication, Pecan Street – We outline the principles the Biden administration’s electric vehicle charging strategy should follow to maximize the impact its investment will have on EV adoption. Download our... Read More

August 2, 2021

Press Release

Pecan Street is Expanding its Residential Energy Research Network to Puerto Rico

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awarded Pecan Street a $100,000 grant to investigate how high-resolution residential energy data can inform the design and management of microgrids in Puerto Rico and enable the development of policies and economic... Read More

July 12, 2021

News

Utility Dive: Energy equity depends on data, and experts say there isn’t enough of it

Utility Dive's Robert Walton recently spoke to Pecan Street Communications Director Colin Rowan about our effort to expand our volunteer research network in Detroit,... Read More

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