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Sustainable Grid Integration of Distributed and Renewable Resources



Graduate students at the University of Texas will work in an interdisciplinary research and educational framework to address sustainable grid integration of distributed and renewable energy systems, a crucial priority for greenhouse gas reduction.  A key context for this project is their work with Pecan Street Inc, an Austin-based research and development organization that is exploring smart grid and consumer electronic products, including smart metering, energy storage systems, and appliances.  Participating with Pecan Street will provide a real-world problem-based experience for UT students.


Project Goals

The goal is to revolutionize the way energy is produced, used, stored, and traded, consistent with economic, environmental, social, and security objectives. The UT faculty team will be engaged in collaborative research in cybersecurity, network...

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Pecan Street is among the leading sustainable energy resource integration initiatives in the U.S. Key players include are the City of Austin, Austin Energy, Environmental Defense Fund, Austin Chamber of Commerce, and The University of Texas at...

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Education and Training

Pecan Street offers a problem-oriented framework on which to base a consolidated effort to integrate education, research, and training. The effort also provides the impetus to develop a degree specialization in energy systems at UT, comprising an...

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Annual Reports

Our IGERT is funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation and each year we submit annual reports to NSF documenting the previous year's activities. Our most recent report can be found here.