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January 10, 2019

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What 1-second data can tell you about voltage and solar

By Suzanne Russo, CEO, Pecan Street One topic we’ve been focusing on recently is voltage stabilization. It’s not sexy, but it’s important. In short, the goal is to keep voltage on the grid as constant as possible. A number of things upset that... Read More

December 18, 2018

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Annual report and year end review.

By Suzanne Russo, CEO, Pecan Street The past year was one of successes, reflection and transition at Pecan Street, and we’re proud to share with you how we’ve continued — and expanded — the organization’s commitment to world-class energy and... Read More

December 12, 2018

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

By Rachel Jenkins, director of operations, Pecan Street Most water customers – residents and businesses alike – know how much water they used last month. But they don’t know what used that water, or when. Pecan Street’s equipment lets users see... Read More

November 28, 2018

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

By Andrea Tosi, power systems specialist, Pecan Street We hit an important energy milestone recently with the installation of an electric vehicle (EV) charger that can charge from and discharge to the grid – a bidirectional flow of energy known as... Read More

November 7, 2018

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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... Read More

October 29, 2018

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Power factor – a little known feature of a reliable grid

By Scott Hinson, chief technology officer, Pecan Street Power factor is a measurement distribution engineers use to figure out how difficult it is to provide power to whatever we plug in. Every device that pulls electricity from the grid, from a small... Read More

October 4, 2018

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Big data, anyone? Pecan Street hits petabyte territory.

By Grant Fisher, chief information officer, Pecan Street We can say we collect 10 million records per-day, per-house. Or, we can say the database is many terabytes large. Or that we have the world's largest collection of energy, water, and gas data... Read More

October 2, 2018

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A drone (and photographer) visits Pecan Street research families

By Rachel Jenkins, director of operations, Pecan Street Thanks to our friends at Environmental Defense Fund, we spent some time last week shooting new photos of two research families and flying a drone to get some cool footage of all the solar panels... Read More

September 24, 2018

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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

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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.... Read More

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