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April 2, 2021

Blog Post

Pecan Street Inc. Seeks a Chief of Staff

Pecan Street Inc. seeks a motivated individual passionate about the environment and social justice to join our award-winning team as Chief of Staff. The selected candidate will work closely with Pecan Street’s CEO and will provide leadership on a range... 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

March 3, 2021

Blog Post

What is the intersection of farming and ranching with climate?

Guest blog by Dr. Lakisha Odom, Foundation of Food and Agriculture Research - Now more than ever, it is apparent that agriculture can be instrumental in addressing the needs of climate change and there is a potential positive impact that agriculture can... Read More

February 26, 2021

Blog Post

How Did Texas Solar Perform in a Snowstorm?

By Scott Hinson, chief technology officer, Pecan Street – Last year, we looked at how Austin’s stay-at-home orders affected energy use. This week, we dove into the winter storm data to see how solar panels performed and how they may have eased... Read More

February 24, 2021

News

Pecan Street on CNN: Texas goes it alone on electric power.

Pecan Street OpEd on CNN.com – Texas grid independence is being called into question after ERCOT failed to meet unprecedented electricity demand and millions of Texans went without power for days in sub-freezing temperatures. To put it mildly, people... Read More

February 12, 2021

Blog Post

What’s Holding Back the Energy Future We’ve Been Promised?

Over the last 10 years of conducting research on electricity use and advanced technologies like electric vehicles and solar systems, my colleagues at Pecan Street have found there are four key technology roadblocks that are holding back innovation and... Read More

February 5, 2021

Blog Post

States Remain in the Driver’s Seat of the Just Transition

Guest blog by Rory Christian, principal of Concentric Consulting Group – In some states, laws treat access to natural gas as a customer’s right and utility’s obligation. In others, incentives and capital investments remain focused on gas... Read More

January 25, 2021

Blog Post

Addressing a Data Blind Spot for Clean Energy Modelers

We’ll identify and collect hyperlocal sociodemographic and air quality data and build a modeling overlay that enables grid system modelers to assess the local benefits of shutting down individual power... Read More

January 11, 2021

Blog Post

The Role of Consumer Data in Clean Energy Deployment

An article by Pecan Street's CEO Suzanne Russo was recently published by Forbes about the role of consumer data regulation in accelerating clean energy deployment. This is Russo's first article to be published as a member of the Forbes Technology... Read More

November 23, 2020

Blog Post

Pecan Street’s V2G University Challenge is Underway!

In October, Pecan Street launched a global competition for university students to develop a robust Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) control algorithm that optimizes residential fleets of electric vehicles for grid decarbonization and increased... Read More

November 2, 2020

Press Release

Pecan Street Convenes Artificial Intelligence Working Group to Advance Soil Carbon Sequestration on Farms

Pecan Street Inc. and The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) have launched a globally unique AI for Soil Carbon Sequestration Working Group to explore new methods for using artificial intelligence (AI) to overcome the barriers to widespread adoption... Read More

October 27, 2020

Blog Post

Pecan Street Joins Eaton Team to Improve Grid Reliability with Renewables

(October 2, 2020 — AUSTIN, TX) Eaton Corporation has convened a team of researchers, including Pecan Street Inc., to develop a next-generation grid services solution to improve the overall efficiency of the electric grid and to optimize renewable... Read More

October 26, 2020

Blog Post

We Don’t Have Time to Solve Problems One-at-a-Time. And We Don’t Have To.

By Suzanne Russo, CEO, Pecan Street - We can’t solve all of our problems independently – we don’t have time. And science tells us we don’t have to. So Pecan Street is adopting a Wicked Solutions approach to all our work. We will apply our unique... Read More

September 17, 2020

Blog Post

Pecan Street Seeks Database Administrator

Pecan Street Inc. seeks a Database Administrator to be part of its award-winning team accelerating innovations for climate and conservation solutions. The selected candidate will be part of a passionate, dynamic team that works on a range of exciting... Read More

August 28, 2020

Blog Post

Utility programs have helped customers weather COVID. Will they continue?

By Clayton Johnson, Communications Coordinator - To show the impact of the relief package, we compared utility bills at the reduced rates to the standard, pre-COVID rate. Energy use in 2020 increased by 14% in April, 10% in May, 2% in June, and 4% in... Read More

August 26, 2020

Blog Post

COVID Five Months in: A Sustained Increase in Residential Electricity

By Scott Hinson, chief technology officer, Pecan Street - Pecan Street has been monitoring electricity use and generation from hundreds of homes in our research network for nearly a decade. Many of these homes have rooftop solar and electric vehicles,... Read More

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