Get More Solar by Making Utilities Share Data
For this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Yochi Zakai, attorney with Shute, Mahaly, and Weinberger representing Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). The two discuss hosting capacity analysis and how publicly shared grid information can help solar developers, electric customers, and others make more informed decisions.
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California Marks Important Milestone for Balancing Grid Needs, Consumer Protection in Key Smart Inverter Function
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IREC Receives Donation of 1.2 MW Solar Installation from The Conti Group
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