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December 12, 2018

Blog Post

Finding invisible water (and money) leaks with Pecan Street’s tech

  By Rachel Jenkins, director of operations, Pecan Street When Pecan Street launched ten years ago, we were laser-focused on electricity. And that focus guided how we built our research network. We spurred EV adoption and solar installation, and we... Read More

November 28, 2018

Blog Post

Live from Texas, it is “Vehicle-to-Grid”!

  By Andrea Tosi, power systems specialist, Pecan Street Imagine a world where you drive your electric vehicle to work and plug it into your building’s garage to help power your office’s lights and computers. After lunch, your car recharges from... Read More

November 7, 2018

Blog Post

Pecan Street ready to help achieve Austin’s One Water Commitment

 By Fisayo Fadelu, CFO and general counsel, Pecan Street This summer, Pecan Street joined a City of Austin delegation in the Twin Cities at the One Water Summit, a national conference focused on water management and planning. The core of the One... Read More

October 29, 2018

Blog Post

Power factor – a little known feature of a reliable grid

 By Scott Hinson, chief technology officer, Pecan Street Power factor isn’t the newest super hero TV show. It’s a measurement distribution engineers use to figure out how difficult it is to provide power to whatever we plug in. Every device that... Read More

October 4, 2018

Blog Post

Big data, anyone? Pecan Street hits petabyte territory.

 By Grant Fisher, chief information officer, Pecan Street I spend a lot of time talking about Pecan Street’s data. It is, after all, at the heart of our effort to create more reliable energy transmission, larger and more efficient distributed... Read More

October 2, 2018

Blog Post

A drone (and photographer) visits Pecan Street research families

  By Rachel Jenkins, director of operations, Pecan Street When we first started our research nearly 10 years ago, one of the first things we wanted to brag about was the community of volunteers that signed up to be part of our research... Read More

September 24, 2018

Blog Post

Pecan Street’s high-resolution data is unlocking grid mysteries

   By Suzanne Russo, CEO, Pecan Street Clean electricity is booming. Last year in California, solar power plants generated nearly 12% of the state's total electricity production and distributed solar likely produced another 5%. Texas got 18% of its... Read More

September 21, 2018

Blog Post

Better late than never, right?

   By Suzanne Russo, CEO, Pecan Street You know those friends you haven’t seen in a while…the ones that you KNOW have been busy trying to change the world, but haven’t bothered blogging about it? That’s us. We HAVE been busy at Pecan... Read More

September 20, 2018

Blog Post

Home energy research opportunity for Ithaca area residents

[caption id="attachment_5198" align="aligncenter" width="974"] Photo: Flickr user: sach1tb[/caption] Thanks to a consortium of funders led by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Pecan Street is expanding its home energy research network to California’s... Read More

August 9, 2018

News – Can electricity use predict a bad morning commute?

By Matt Leonard, Aug 09, 2018 Why are some morning commutes so much worse than others? New research shows that nighttime and early-morning energy use can be a good predictor of morning traffic congestion. Sean Qian, an assistant... Read More

August 1, 2018

Press Release

Pecan Street Inc. Brings Energy Research to Upstate New York and California’s Bay Area

(AUSTIN, TX – August 1, 2018) – A $1.1 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will allow Pecan Street Inc. to expand its groundbreaking home energy research network into New York and California. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory,... Read More

July 12, 2018

Tech Documentation

Restarting Homeplug

Your eGauge energy data collection system reports data back to Pecan Street’s servers using Power Line Communication (PLC), where the data collected by the eGauge is transmitted through your power lines to a device called the Homeplug. The Homeplug... Read More

July 11, 2018

Tech Documentation

Installing and Connecting BluCube

Follow the directions below to install and connect a new BluCube. This also may be necessary if you change your home WiFi equipment, network name or password. You will need to have your home’s WiFi password handy before beginning this... Read More

June 15, 2018

Blog Post

New York and California Participation Agreement

Following is a participant agreement for the Pecan Street’s current volunteer recruitment in New York and California. By completing and submitting this form, you are agreeing to the terms outlined below. If you would like to learn more about... Read More

March 29, 2018

Press Release

Pecan Street Releases Powerful Residential Electricity Dataset with Potential to Revolutionize Electricity Management

(AUSTIN, TX - March 29, 2018) — Pecan Street Inc. has released a groundbreaking dataset containing one year of one-second interval consumer electricity data collected through its volunteer residential research network. The dataset includes measurements... Read More

March 2, 2018

Press Release

Pecan Street Inc. Names Suzanne Russo CEO

Pecan Street Inc. Names Suzanne Russo CEO Russo Replaces Brewster McCracken as the Research Organization Expands Core Mission (AUSTIN, TX – March 2, 2018) – The board of directors of Austin-based research organization Pecan Street Inc. has named... Read More

January 8, 2018

Press Release

Press Release: Pecan Street PLATFORM Provides Testing, Validation and Market Entry Support for Energy Tech Startups

(AUSTIN, TX - January 8, 2018) Texas-based Pecan Street Inc. is now accepting applications from energy technology startups for its new PLATFORM program. Designed to leverage Pecan Street’s groundbreaking research on residential and small business... Read More

December 15, 2017


Attention startups! Apply to be part of Pecan Street’s PLATFORM for Product Launch

Pecan Street’s PLATFORM for Product Launch links third-party validation of emerging technologies with subsequent investment decisions. It streamlines the process of obtaining investment based on technology validation and provides potential funders... Read More

December 13, 2017


EDF Uses Pecan Street Data to Show Solar and EVs Cut Emissions and Water Use

Research conducted by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and published Energy Economics found that homes with residential solar and electric vehicles generate fewer greenhouse gas emissions and use less water than homes powered solely by the grid. The... Read More

July 19, 2017


Pecan Street Opens Student Research Competition

Through the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Pecan Street Inc. is hosting its second student research competition to foster innovative, high impact research that helps the energy and water industries solve public interest... Read More

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