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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

June 22, 2021

Press Release

Pecan Street to Develop Toolkit for Distributed Energy Resources Adoption at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

(AUSTIN, TX — June 22, 2021) The Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation awarded Pecan Street Inc. a $40,000 grant to bring its unique data and research capabilities to developing a Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) Toolkit for Historically Black... Read More

June 21, 2021

News

Grist: Your electric vehicle could become a mini power plant

Grist's Maria Gallucci recently spoke to Pecan Street CEO Suzanne Russo and Pecan Street Board Member Michael Webber about the potential grid impacts of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology. Read a snippet of the article below or read the full article on... Read More

June 15, 2021

News

Tackling ‘Energy Justice’ Requires Better Data. These Researchers Are On It

We're pleased to see other researchers working to address equity and energy justice issues through better data collection and analysis. Pecan Street has been working to address energy sector issues through improved data availability for over a decade,... Read More

June 14, 2021

Blog Post

University of Michigan 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

May 26, 2021

Press Release

Pecan Street Launches the Center for Race, Energy & Climate Justice

Pecan Street is launching the Center for Race, Energy & Climate Justice to bring its unique data and research capabilities to help create an equitable energy future. The center and its year one agenda are funded by the Cynthia & George Mitchell... Read More

May 20, 2021

Blog Post

Equitable Infrastructure Will Take Time and Commitment

Making President Biden's infrastructure commitments translate to lasting economic and social change for communities of color, however, will require deliberate and long-term... Read More

May 18, 2021

Press Release

National Science Foundation Awards Grant to Pecan Street for First-of-its-Kind Research on Regenerative Farming and Farming Communities

The National Science Foundation awarded its Smart and Connected Communities grant to Austin-based research organization Pecan Street Inc. The project team will explore opportunities and barriers for the adoption of regenerative farming practices, and... Read More

May 3, 2021

Press Release

New Analysis from Pecan Street Finds Opportunity for Utility Savings with Smart EV Charging

Pecan Street’s new Charging Smart whitepaper concludes that utilities can save up to 41% on serving their residential electric vehicle charging loads by deploying smart charging technologies. Charging Smart analyzes future residential EV charging... Read More

April 22, 2021

Blog Post

Earth Day 2021: Is it just us, or does something feel different?

After more than 50 years of celebrating Earth Day, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s taken far too long for the simple concept of valuing our planet to go mainstream. It has taken too long. Climate scientists have been telling us for decades... Read More

April 1, 2021

Press Release

Pecan Street Announces the Winner of its Vehicle-to-Grid University Challenge

Pecan Street selected a team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne as the winners of the Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) University Challenge. Pecan Street launched the global competition in October 2020 for university teams to develop V2G control... Read More

March 16, 2021

Blog Post

Behind the Meter Storage and 4CP in Texas

A new case study from Pecan Street summarizes the benefits of behind-the-meter (BTM) assets that can decrease a utility’s net transmission cost through 4 Coincident Peaks (4CP)... Read More

March 9, 2021

Blog Post

Three Keys To Unlocking The Climate Solution Right Under Our Feet

An article by Pecan Street's CEO Suzanne Russo was recently published by Forbes about the role that soil carbon sequestration can play in addressing climate change. This article was published by the Forbes Technology Council, of which Russo is a member.... Read More

March 5, 2021

Blog Post

A Look at Water Equity in Black History Month

Black History Month gives us an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of African Americans to American society. In each facet of American life, it is also a time for assessment and contrast—to measure the lived experiences of... Read More

March 4, 2021

Blog Post

After 38 years in energy, environment, and social justice, John Hall is optimistic, with a catch.

Guest blog by John Hall, Environmental Defense Fund - We spoke with John recently about his career, the intersection of race and energy, and why he’s optimistic about fighting climate change and local air... Read More

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