EV / EV Charging

November 27, 2023

Home Load Control: Extending Smaller Electric Panels as Electrification Expands

  For this report, we explored the impact of increased electrification on homes with smaller electric panels (100A). We examined second-by-second data from our research network in over 400 homes over the last three years. We scanned more than 12.6 billion data points and analyzed all main breaker loads that exceeded 20kW – a level […]

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February 1, 2022

Untapped in Texas: 
How Solar, EVs and Demand Response Could Fortify the Grid

  Texans will never forget February 2021. Winter Storm Uri crippled the state’s natural gas supply and sparked a cascading failure of our electricity system. More than 4 million homes and businesses lost power, many of them for days. More than 700 people died. The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas estimated the electricity crisis cost […]

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November 1, 2021

Using Big Data to Maximize Microgrid Performance

The concept of microgrids is simple. Designing a microgrid to meet a variety of potential goals and to deliver power during emergencies is more complicated. Based on Pecan Street’s analysis of the high-resolution data from our research network, this paper examines how high-frequency circuit-level electricity data produced by Pecan Street’s residential energy network can help […]

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November 1, 2021

Lessons from Pecan Street’s Electric Last Mile Project 

Conducted in partnership with Austin’s Capital Metro transit agency, Pecan Street’s Electric Last Mile (ELM) project sought to understand the environmental benefits of using small, electric shuttles for first-mile, last-mile, and local transit connections. Through the deployment of three pilot projects around Austin, Texas over a 24-month period, the project evaluated a variety of operational […]

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September 1, 2021

Distributed Energy Toolkit for Historically Black Colleges & Universities

  Microgrids powered by clean, distributed energy resources (DERs) that supply continuous power during grid outages, can increase grid resiliency and security, and provide economic and environmental benefits to HBCUs by allowing participation in utility savings programs that reduce overall energy use and dependence on fossil fuel energy resources. Pecan Street developed this toolkit to […]

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August 1, 2021

Sparking EV America: Turning President Biden’s EV Charging Agenda into a Generational 
Transformation of American Transportation

  President Biden’s focus on charging infrastructure is a historic confluence of environmental, climate, economic and infrastructure policy. The funding that could come with it could not only speed up customer adoption of electric vehicles, but provide a more strategic, efficient, and equitable investment in charging infrastructure than private companies have provided so far. This […]

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April 30, 2021

CCET Electric Vehicle Charge Management Case Study

The work presented in this case study was undertaken across 2012-2014 as part of a Department of Energy-funded research project (DOE Award # DE-OE-0000194) led by The Center for the Commercialization of Electric Technologies (CCET). Nearly a decade after this project began, the research and results remain unique and important. With President Biden’s and the […]

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April 30, 2021

Charging Smart: Analysis & Recommendations for Next Generation Home EV Charging

A quintessential piece of American identity is undergoing a rapid and much-needed transformation – the automobile industry is electrifying. Major vehicle manufacturers are committing to electrify their entire fleets in the coming years, and not a moment too soon. The transportation sector has surpassed the energy sector as the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, […]

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October 9, 2020

Technology Roadblocks to the Clean Energy Future

The clean energy future we’ve been promised is taking a long time to arrive. What’s standing in its way? Pecan Street examines four roadblocks that are holding back innovation and adoption of cleantech products, services and systems. The paper examines: The Lack of High-Fidelity, Widespread, Accessible Energy Data The Lack of Interoperability How Clean Energy […]

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April 30, 2020

Recommendations for Building Regional Cleantech Hubs

Backed by the Department of Energy, Pecan Street and its partners set out in 2017 to demonstrate and validate a new model for dramatically improving the effectiveness of investments in clean energy technologies and accelerating market entry of disruptive technologies. Pecan Street developed the PLATFORM for Product Launch, a program that integrates data-driven market intelligence, […]

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