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October 17, 2019

Blog Post

Pecan Street @ 10: The Mother of All Energy and Water Databases

By Grant Fisher, chief information officer, Pecan Street – Our greatest technical accomplishment is the development of the largest database of real-world energy and water use on the planet. But we didn’t set out to create the mother of all energy and... Read More

October 3, 2019

News

Utility Dive: ERCOT weathers steamy August, but could Texas become a winter-peaking system?

Shifting from gas to electricity for winter heating "would result in increased winter electricity demand peaks," the report found. "When combined with the reduction in summer peak demand, the increase in winter peak demand would flip Texas from a 'summer... Read More

October 3, 2019

News

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... Read More

September 30, 2019

Press Release

Pecan Street Whitepaper Examines Emission and Grid Impact of All-Electric Residential Heating in Texas

A study commissioned by Pecan Street Inc. examining the possibility of converting single-family residential heating in the ERCOT service area from natural gas to electric power concluded that the state could achieve significant reductions in climate and... Read More

September 25, 2019

News

Pecan Street Seeks Database Administrator

Pecan Street Inc. seeks a Database Administrator to be part of its award-winning team innovating solutions for intelligent energy management and drought mitigation. The selected candidate will work with the nation’s largest research database on... Read More

September 24, 2019

Blog Post

Upcoming Events and Conferences

Heading to a conference or industry event? See if a Pecan Street staff member is on the agenda. Each month, we will update the public events at which our staff will... Read More

September 18, 2019

News

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... Read More

September 18, 2019

Blog Post

Pecan Street @ 10: An Innovation Lab in the Heart of Texas’ Innovation Capital

By Scott Hinson, CTO, Pecan Street – We need our electricity generation, use, and storage to be smarter, better connected, and more efficient. Thanks to what we’ve built over the last 10 years, these are the kinds of advances we are able to... Read More

August 8, 2019

Blog Post

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... Read More

August 1, 2019

Blog Post

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... Read More

July 24, 2019

Blog Post

Pecan Street @ 10: Putting People and Privacy First in a Data-Centric World

By Suzanne Russo, CEO, Pecan Street – We may be in the research field, but with our participants, we’re in the trust business. The reason we have been able to develop our new technologies and share the research insights we’ve discovered over the... Read More

July 16, 2019

Blog Post

Pecan Street @ 10: Creating an Army of Citizen Scientists, One Soldier at a Time

By Rachel Jenkins, director of operations, Pecan Street Calling Dan McAtee an enthusiastic participant in Pecan Street’s research is a massive understatement. Not only does Dan volunteer for nearly every research project we announce, he makes... Read More

July 12, 2019

Blog Post

Pecan Street PLATFORM Participant SAYA Lands New Customer

By Bart Bohn, startup advisor, Pecan Street Congratulations to SAYA, a provider of a smart water meter for residential and commercial buildings, on the recent announcement of securing installations in 500 homes in The Heights community in Chino,... Read More

July 10, 2019

Blog Post

Eaton 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

June 27, 2019

Blog Post

Austin SHINES testing solar + batteries as a clean, dispatchable grid solution

By Andrea Tosi, power systems specialist, Pecan Street Solar energy is ideal as a clean energy resource in places like Texas, where sunshine is abundant. But even in Texas, the sun doesn’t shine 24/7. This variability results in reliability issues... Read More

June 26, 2019

Blog Post

Dataport update brings new URL, new UI and new Data

By Grant Fisher, chief information officer, Pecan Street Thanks to feedback and requests from users like you and a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Dataport is now better than ever. Most importantly, the Dataport website has moved to... Read More

May 23, 2019

Blog Post

Pecan Street at 10: A Decade of Energy Innovation and Invention

By Colin Rowan, director of communication, Pecan Street – 2019 marks Pecan Street’s 10-year anniversary, and we’re thrilled to report that it’s been an incredible decade of innovation, invention, insight, and progress. Over the next few weeks,... Read More

May 23, 2019

News

Utility Dive – Utilities have multiple ways to drive lower energy use

The data for Kopalle's research came from Pecan Street, an Austin-based non-profit that manages a neighborhood electricity test bed. Almost 1,000 homes have volunteered to have advanced metering infrastructure installed, capturing circuit-level,... Read More

May 1, 2019

Press Release

Pecan Street and Eaton Testing Demand Response Tech

Energy research organization Pecan Street Inc. and power management company Eaton are partnering to develop and test a next-generation residential demand response solution that will increase overall efficiency of the electric grid and optimize the use of... Read More

April 4, 2019

Blog Post

What California’s Rule 21 Gets Right and Wrong for Residential Solar

By Scott Hinson, chief technology officer, Pecan Street - Several of the requirements of California's Rule 21 will help encourage the installation of more solar and storage. However, there are two areas where Rule 21 lacks important features or functions... Read More

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