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Vision Summit Principles Reflect Commitment to Bold Clean Energy Goals

If you missed our inaugural IREC Vision Summit in March 2019, you missed an extraordinary gathering of clean energy influencers. As an outcome, our collective goals and intention are articulated in a Vision Principles document, available now for your organization (and you as an individual) to sign in support.

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IREC Brings its Interconnection Expertise to Puerto Rico

Over the past year, IREC has been working with PREB to support the development of interconnection rules for microgrids. Getting good rules of the grid in place will be key to overcoming extant challenges and ensuring Puerto Rico can create a cleaner, more resilient electric grid and meet newly adopted 100% renewable energy by 2050 policy goals.

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Weatherization Professionals to Benefit from New Interactive Online Training Developed by IREC

IREC is developing more than 25 online training modules for the U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) administrative staff. Expected to be ready in early 2020, each will feature a highly interactive, self-paced learning format which in many cases simulates a live scenario.

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Montana’s Progress on Clean Energy Interconnection. What’s missing and what’s next?

What can other states learn? By Sara Baldwin IREC Vice President-Regulatory Program Across the U.S., the process through which distributed energy resources (DERs) connect to the electric grid is a critical policy building block key to unlocking each state’s full

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National Forum on Inverter Grid Integration

The Forum on Inverter Grid Integration Issues (FIGII) is an ad-hoc consortium of technical experts from inverter manufacturers, national labs, utilities and consultants. It seeks to address long-term barriers to high penetration of inverter-based distributed energy resources (DER). A Guide

DEADLINE EXTENDED to 6/7 to Nominate for National IREC 3iAwards!

IREC opens its call for nominees for its 2019 3iAwards – a prestigious annual national search for innovative people, projects and programs honoring innovation, ingenuity and inspiration from the nation’s best in both renewable energy and energy efficiency. 

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IREC Joins DOE and Other Stakeholders to Shape Community Solar Future

In May, Mari Hernandez, IREC regulatory program assistant director, joined other stakeholders at an invitation-only workshop hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy to share ideas on opportunities and barriers to community solar and potential strategies to move the market forward.

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GridMod Squad Tackles Grid Modernization and Distribution Planning

The GridMod Squad is a group of diverse experts well-versed in distribution system planning and national grid modernization efforts. Recently, IREC Vice President-Regulatory Sara Baldwin and GridLab Executive Director Ric O’Connell co-led an invitation-only, intensive four-day work session for the

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A “Climate” Headline that Points to Growing Career Opportunities

A new career map, Careers in Climate Control Technology, provides a first-of-its-kind interactive, visual tool to showcase the employment opportunities that exist in the swiftly growing HVAC/R industry – Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. The challenge is that HVAC/R

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Making the Business Case for Micro-Credentials

While “traditional” certifications continue to serve the needs of many credentialing enterprises, more models of micro-credentials are emerging, as the business case is being made for adding micro-credentials to the portfolio of credential offerings.

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