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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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You’re Invited to our 3iAwards Ceremony at SPI in Salt Lake City!

As we celebrate our 37th year, we invite you to join us for our annual 3iAwards ceremony, honoring the Best of 2019 in renewable energy and energy efficiency at Solar Power International 2019.

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2019 IREC Model Interconnection Procedures Released

IREC’s 2019 edition of its Model Interconnection Procedures reflect the latest evolution in best practices to facilitate higher penetrations of distributed energy resources (DERs) on the grid, integrating new technologies while maintaining grid safety and reliability.

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Nevada’s latest step for consumer-driven clean energy: distribution resource planning reforms

Nevada is one of a handful of states to adopt legislation directing its public service commission and regulated investor-owned utility to initiate a comprehensive distribution resource planning  (DRP) reform effort.

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MN Utility Commission Pushes Xcel Energy to Improve Grid Transparency Tools

Over the last three years, IREC has been involved in proceedings before the Minnesota Commission focused on tools to enhance the transparency of Xcel Energy’s distribution grid.

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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 the Island of 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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