The Pearl Street name captures all that what we are passionate about: community and energy.
Our name sake is an actual road in Manhattan, New York. It was the site of the world's first central electricty generating station. Opened in 1882 by Edison Electric Illuminating Company (and run by Thomas himself!), it served a very small community. Electrical lights at the time were rare and the station was the first opportunity for the community to literally power itself. Read more about the Pearl Street Station here and how it started the North American utility industry.
At Pearl Street Energy we are passionate about energy. We think a lot about how it is made, sold, bought and the impact of using it. Little happens in our modern lives without energy and we all need to think about using it more efficiently. Pearl Street Energy is here to help local utilities talk with their communites about building a greener and smarter grid.
It is another kind of power of that drives our community based organizations. This energy is measured differently but is equally important to the health and wellness of our families, friends and neighbours. Pearl Street Community is a partner and fan of non-profits, NGO's, government agencies and community groups. We help them tell the story of their work and the impact it has.