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June 22, 2021

Press Release

Pecan Street to Develop Toolkit for Distributed Energy Resources Adoption at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

(AUSTIN, TX — June 22, 2021) The Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation awarded Pecan Street Inc. a $40,000 grant to bring its unique data and research capabilities to developing a Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) Toolkit for Historically Black... Read More

June 21, 2021

News

Grist: Your electric vehicle could become a mini power plant

Grist's Maria Gallucci recently spoke to Pecan Street CEO Suzanne Russo and Pecan Street Board Member Michael Webber about the potential grid impacts of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology. Read a snippet of the article below or read the full article on... Read More

June 15, 2021

News

Tackling ‘Energy Justice’ Requires Better Data. These Researchers Are On It

We're pleased to see other researchers working to address equity and energy justice issues through better data collection and analysis. Pecan Street has been working to address energy sector issues through improved data availability for over a decade,... Read More

June 14, 2021

Blog Post

University of Michigan 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

May 26, 2021

Press Release

Pecan Street Launches the Center for Race, Energy & Climate Justice

Pecan Street is launching the Center for Race, Energy & Climate Justice to bring its unique data and research capabilities to help create an equitable energy future. The center and its year one agenda are funded by the Cynthia & George Mitchell... Read More

May 20, 2021

Blog Post

Equitable Infrastructure Will Take Time and Commitment

Making President Biden's infrastructure commitments translate to lasting economic and social change for communities of color, however, will require deliberate and long-term... Read More

May 18, 2021

Press Release

National Science Foundation Awards Grant to Pecan Street for First-of-its-Kind Research on Regenerative Farming and Farming Communities

The National Science Foundation awarded its Smart and Connected Communities grant to Austin-based research organization Pecan Street Inc. The project team will explore opportunities and barriers for the adoption of regenerative farming practices, and... Read More

May 3, 2021

Press Release

New Analysis from Pecan Street Finds Opportunity for Utility Savings with Smart EV Charging

Pecan Street’s new Charging Smart whitepaper concludes that utilities can save up to 41% on serving their residential electric vehicle charging loads by deploying smart charging technologies. Charging Smart analyzes future residential EV charging... Read More

April 22, 2021

Blog Post

Earth Day 2021: Is it just us, or does something feel different?

After more than 50 years of celebrating Earth Day, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s taken far too long for the simple concept of valuing our planet to go mainstream. It has taken too long. Climate scientists have been telling us for decades... Read More

April 1, 2021

Press Release

Pecan Street Announces the Winner of its Vehicle-to-Grid University Challenge

Pecan Street selected a team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne as the winners of the Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) University Challenge. Pecan Street launched the global competition in October 2020 for university teams to develop V2G control... Read More

March 16, 2021

Blog Post

Behind the Meter Storage and 4CP in Texas

A new case study from Pecan Street summarizes the benefits of behind-the-meter (BTM) assets that can decrease a utility’s net transmission cost through 4 Coincident Peaks (4CP)... Read More

March 9, 2021

Blog Post

Three Keys To Unlocking The Climate Solution Right Under Our Feet

An article by Pecan Street's CEO Suzanne Russo was recently published by Forbes about the role that soil carbon sequestration can play in addressing climate change. This article was published by the Forbes Technology Council, of which Russo is a member.... Read More

March 5, 2021

Blog Post

A Look at Water Equity in Black History Month

Black History Month gives us an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of African Americans to American society. In each facet of American life, it is also a time for assessment and contrast—to measure the lived experiences of... Read More

March 4, 2021

Blog Post

After 38 years in energy, environment, and social justice, John Hall is optimistic, with a catch.

Guest blog by John Hall, Environmental Defense Fund - We spoke with John recently about his career, the intersection of race and energy, and why he’s optimistic about fighting climate change and local air... Read More

March 3, 2021

Blog Post

What is the intersection of farming and ranching with climate?

Guest blog by Dr. Lakisha Odom, Foundation of Food and Agriculture Research - Now more than ever, it is apparent that agriculture can be instrumental in addressing the needs of climate change and there is a potential positive impact that agriculture can... Read More

February 26, 2021

Blog Post

How Did Texas Solar Perform in a Snowstorm?

By Scott Hinson, chief technology officer, Pecan Street – Last year, we looked at how Austin’s stay-at-home orders affected energy use. This week, we dove into the winter storm data to see how solar panels performed and how they may have eased... Read More

February 24, 2021

News

Pecan Street on CNN: Texas goes it alone on electric power.

Pecan Street OpEd on CNN.com – Texas grid independence is being called into question after ERCOT failed to meet unprecedented electricity demand and millions of Texans went without power for days in sub-freezing temperatures. To put it mildly, people... Read More

February 12, 2021

Blog Post

What’s Holding Back the Energy Future We’ve Been Promised?

Over the last 10 years of conducting research on electricity use and advanced technologies like electric vehicles and solar systems, my colleagues at Pecan Street have found there are four key technology roadblocks that are holding back innovation and... Read More

February 5, 2021

Blog Post

States Remain in the Driver’s Seat of the Just Transition

Guest blog by Rory Christian, principal of Concentric Consulting Group – In some states, laws treat access to natural gas as a customer’s right and utility’s obligation. In others, incentives and capital investments remain focused on gas... Read More

January 25, 2021

Blog Post

Addressing a Data Blind Spot for Clean Energy Modelers

We’ll identify and collect hyperlocal sociodemographic and air quality data and build a modeling overlay that enables grid system modelers to assess the local benefits of shutting down individual power... Read More

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