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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

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 26, 2021

Press Release

Pecan Street Launches JupyterHub to Expand Access to Energy, Water & Transportation Datasets

Pecan Street launched new cloud computing resources to support researchers in unlocking insights from the world’s largest database on residential energy, water, and transportation use. Dataport JupyterHub is open to all current Dataport license... 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

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