Capital Area Council of Governments: Pecan Street Innovation Cluster

Posted on: October 4th, 2012 by Kate Humphrey

NADO’s 2012 Innovation Awards recognized 64 projects from 22 states for their creative approaches to regional community and economic development, including the project described below. Click here for the full list of winners.

The Capital Area Council of Governments received funding from the Economic Development Administration to install and test smart meters on an energy internet as part of an emerging industry cluster in the Austin, Texas area. The Pecan Street Innovation Cluster is based in a mixed-use development where homeowners are driving demand for innovative solutions to monitor their energy use with software and systems that integrate multiple devices. In addition to reducing energy use, the smart grid also supports new clean energy businesses as the cluster develops and new technologies are tested.

Betty Voights, Executive Director: [email protected]

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