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Here’s how Austin Energy is planning for the transition. by Roger Duncan, Pecan Street Project Inc. Published: May 24, 2010
Texas, United States — The focus on the transition to renewable energy, energy efficiency programs and legislation surrounding these areas is spurring tremendous change in the utility industry. A lot of money and effort are being funneled to the research, development and deployment of clean energy technologies. The federal debate over fuels, technologies and the legislation supporting them has reached a fever pitch.
The utility industry is undergoing fundamental change. The extreme change sometimes envisioned-that utilities will disappear-is not likely. The future utility More >
Apr 13, 2010
By Jim Marston and Gregory Burkart
Two years ago, an all-volunteer collaboration of technology companies, university talent and political progressives in Austin, Texas, set out to prove the viability of the emerging Smart Grid. The Pecan Street Project, named after one of the town’s more eclectic streets, incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2009, and it has already become an exemplary case study for the structure and financing of alternative energy projects.
Shortly after the group’s incarnation, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded the Pecan Street Project $10.4 million to demonstrate Smart Grid technologies in a real-world setting. Combining the federal award with $14.5 million More >
By PETER BEHR of ClimateWire Published: April 7, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas — When they loaded solar panels on their roofs in a new planned community here, Joe Zabreznik, Ashley Fisher and Leila Melhem were not trying to overturn a century-plus of electric utility practices and policies in the United States.
No less may be at stake, however, as the Pecan Street Project unfolds in Austin’s Mueller neighborhood.
Backed by a $10.4 million Smart Grid grant from the Department of Energy, the project will test whether Austin Energy –the city’s municipal power company — can manage a fundamental shift in how it operates.
Instead of selling More >
The Pecan Street Project is Austin’s collaborative initiative to drive “smart grid” innovation locally and around the world, and the PSP Working Group recently released a REPORT, which included 39 RECOMMENDATIONS detailing the path forward.
If you are doing business with the PSP, or intend to do so, then please take a few moments to respond to the PSP Report using THIS SURVEY.
The purpose of the survey is to measure the collective agreement on assumptions and guiding principles within the report, and to provide a relative ranking of the recommendations, by interested parties.
BY KATHERINE GREGOR On March 24, the Pecan Street Project released its recommendations for transforming the delivery of electricity – culminating a year of work. PSP representatives expect the report to influence the rapidly changing field nationally and internationally. “We’re audacious, or maybe arrogant, enough to think we can not just re-create or improve the utility but really come up with a new energy system,” said Jim Marston, a PSP board member.
The report recommends an approach to expanding the clean energy economy while transforming how energy is delivered to utility customers. The delivery system proposed is modeled on the Internet: It would make every consumer’s More >
Pecan Street Project Releases Recommendations for Launching Clean Energy Economy and Bringing Transformative Change to Electricity
Collaboration includes University of Texas, Austin Energy, Environmental Defense Fund, major technology companies and business leaders
(Austin – March 24, 2010) – Participants of the Pecan Street Project today released a report of recommendations for transforming electricity delivery into a customer-focused clean energy system. The report stems from a year-long collaboration that included more than 200 volunteers from the City of Austin, Austin Energy, Environmental Defense Fund, The University of Texas, The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and more than a dozen local and national technology More >
Pecan Street Project and Tech Ranch Austin at the kickoff of Pecan Commons, a group of energy entrepreneurs who have self-organized around Austin’s Pecan Street Project clean energy effort.