E&E News: Blackouts are on the rise. So Austin is making a ‘microgrid’

Scott Hinson is the chief technology officer for Pecan Street Inc., a nonprofit research organization that focuses on ways to spread solar power to reduce the use of fossil fuels in electricity generation. Pecan Street is located in the Mueller neighborhood and has organized some volunteer homeowners to participate in the blackout experiment. It might expose them to infrequent losses of power.

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E&E News Visits Pecan Street on their Electric Road Trip

Pecan Street hosted Edward Klump and Mike Lee from E&E News as they started their 1,000 mile journey from Houston to Nashville in an EV. Along the way, they’re stopping to write and share news about what’s happening in this fast-growing market. Review their Week One video recap and read their blog post that dives into our vehicle to grid research.

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How is an Electric Grid Like an Octopus?

By Suzanne Russo, CEO, Pecan Street – We know that achieving the kind of emission reductions we’ll need to ward off the worst consequences of climate change will require a more flexible, responsive and sophisticated grid. And that will take new thinking. But when it comes to rethinking our grid, we may have some guidance from natural systems that were designed long before the first watt ever powered a lightbulb.

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Pecan Street @ 10: A Real-World Plug and Play Test Bed for Innovators Around the World

By Scott Hinson, chief technology officer, Pecan Street – Over the past 10 years, we’ve worked with global brands you’ve heard of and startups you haven’t on products ranging from HVAC load management hardware to electric vehicle charging to home automation.

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