Forget DER aggregators, grid-edge intelligence will be the hallmark of the utility of the future

Renewable Energy World: Suzanne Russo, CEO of Pecan Street, has a pretty good grip on the future of the electricity industry. That’s because her organization is designing, creating, testing, and collecting data about new, low-carbon grid-edge intelligent devices in a real-life neighborhood setting.

Pecan Street started in 2009 as a neighborhood in Austin, Texas where existing homes were equipped with advanced energy monitoring equipment. Today there are 1,115 participants, including 250 solar customers and 65 electric vehicle owners.

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