Clayton Johnson

October 27, 2020

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 energy generation.

August 28, 2020

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 July compared to monthly averages from 2017-2019.

August 12, 2020

Pecan Street’s Race & Energy Webinar Featured by PV Magazine

PV Magazine picked featured Pecan Street's Race & Energy webinar in their recent article 'Racial equity in clean energy should be a key differentiator for the industry'

July 22, 2020

Your Data in Action

Over the past several weeks, our work has been focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and the momentum behind the racial justice and equity movement. As always, our home energy database has been central to the work we've accomplished.

July 22, 2020

Pecan Street Launches First-of-its-Kind Soil Carbon Sequestration Research Project

Austin-based research organization, Pecan Street Inc. is drawing on its past success in advancing climate and conservation solutions to explore new methods to accelerate market development of carbon sequestration on farms.

July 17, 2020

Pecan Street Featured on CNN’s “The Global Energy Challenge”

Pecan Street's Chief Technology Officer, Scott Hinson, was interviewed for CNN's "The Global Energy Challenge" about shifting energy usage due to COVID-19.

July 15, 2020

Pecan Street CTO Speaks with The Weather Channel About Summer Peak Energy Use and COVID Pandemic

Pecan Street's Chief Technology Officer, Scott Hinson, was interviewed by the Weather Channel's Jim Cantore today about the coincidence of summer peak energy usage and the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 29, 2020

Austin Energy Leads Nation in Municipal Solar Capacity

Congratulations to Austin Energy for being named first in the nation for per capita municipal utility solar capacity. On Wednesday, Environment Texas released their Shining Cities 2020 report that names the top U.S. cities for solar energy.

April 29, 2020

Webinar Announcement: AI for Decarbonization

Pecan Street is excited to announce our upcoming webinar, Artificial Intelligence for Grid Decarbonization. We’ll be joined by our partners at Cambridge Innovation Center and Beyond Limits to discuss near term opportunities and challenges for how to best leverage AI to accelerate grid decarbonization.

April 17, 2020

Concern Over High Residential Utility Bills Due to COVID Sparks Action from Utilities

By Clayton Johnson, Communications Coordinator - The overall decline in energy demand due to COVID-19 shelter in place (SIP) orders has been widely reported in recent weeks. However, Pecan Street’s recent analysis shows that in contrast with the overall trend in declining energy demand, residential demand is up.


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