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Clean Energy Leaders Tackle Steps to 100% Clean Energy Future at IREC Vision Summit

National, state, and local decision makers and clean energy thought leaders convened in the nation’s capitol on March 11th to discuss the pathways and critical steps needed to make bold clean energy goals a reality at the second annual IREC

Innovative Online Weatherization Training Released

With the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), IREC is proud to announce the launch of the new Training for WAP Administrative Professionals. Now some 900+ WAP administrators have access to an innovative new series of interactive online training modules to help them perform their jobs more effectively and increase program quality and impact.  

New AZ Rules to Streamline Distributed Generation and Storage Interconnection to Grid

IREC joins the Western Resource Advocates (WRA) and the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) in praise for the Arizona Attorney General’s final approval this week of the state’s new rule for interconnection of distributed renewable energy facilities.

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Vision Summit Keynote Panel Features Energy Decision Makers from Key States

Only a few weeks away, our second Vision Summit, March 11 in Washington, DC offers the opportunity to be part of the outcome-driven conversations about how to make bold clean energy goals a reality for all!

NARUC Formally Recommends States Adopt IEEE Best Practice Interconnection Standards

National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) passed its first resolutions of 2020. Front and center is a recommendation that states adopt and implement the latest IEEE standard for interconnection, key to the expansion of distributed energy resources across the U.S., and most important, to their functionality on the grid.

Minnesota Solar Installers Expect New Standard to Streamline Interconnection

As originally appeared in Energy News Network by Frank Jossi December 18, 2019 Minnesota recently became the first state in the nation to adopt a new national interconnection standard that could spur more clean energy projects. Interconnection standards provide “rules

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Minnesota Pioneers Integration of New Interconnection Standard Expected to Propel DERs

On Nov. 14, Minnesota became the first state to officially integrate the recently updated IEEE Standard 1547™-2018 into its statewide interconnection regulations when the Minnesota Public Service Commission adopted a new statewide technical standards document, known as the Technical Interconnection and Interoperability Requirements (TIIR). As part of their ruling, and heeding IREC’s recommendation, the Commission determined that the Distributed Generation Working Group will need to address a number of important near-term implementation details to ensure a smooth rollout of the standards.

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IREC Selected to Receive Energy Department Solar+Storage Project Awards

November 25, 2019 (Albany, NY) – IREC was selected to receive awards for two major new solar and solar+storage projects beginning in 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office recently announced. The projects will result in solutions

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Reflections and forecasts on clean energy; an interview with Larry Sherwood

IREC President/CEO Larry Sherwood talks with Devin Thorpe on Your Mark on the World about his perspective on the evolution of the clean energy industry. Watch the interview.  

National 3iAward Winners and Energy Heroes Honored by IREC at Solar Power International

(Salt Lake City, UT) — Today at an awards ceremony, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) honored the winners of its annual 3iAwards, a prestigious national search for best of 2019 in Innovation, Ingenuity and Inspiration in renewable energy and

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