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Utility Professionals: Meet Your Future Power Systems Workforce!

When they weren’t connecting with each other to learn about similar power systems research at other schools, GEAREAD students were meeting with and talking to utility professionals at DistribuTECH 2018 about their research and potential employment opportunities.

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WEBINAR: New Tools for Building the Modern Grid

IREC recently hosted a webinar with the authors of our new Hosting Capacity Analyses (HCA) guide, a tool to help state regulators integrate and optimize distributed energy resources as an integral component of the grid.

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Report Guides States to Optimize Modern Electric Grid

An in-depth guide released by IREC, Optimizing the Grid: A Regulator’s Guide to Hosting Capacity Analyses for Distributed Energy Resources, will help states manage the grid redesign with new analytical tools and the benefit of lessons learned from states leading the way.

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The ABCs of Community Solar Basics

Community Solar Basic is IREC’s new handy guide to the basic mechanics of creating healthy community solar programs, featuring seven crucial policies and design elements, checklists and resources ideal for state or community-based programs like yours.

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Coming in 2018: PVOT Revamp!

Joe Sarubbi, IREC technical education, training and workforce development specialist, was onsite with electrical inspector, International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) educator and “film star” Jim Rogers to produce some new training footage shot across four states.

New Solar Learning Videos for Local Code Officials and Other Building Professionals

Through the US Department of Energy SunShot program, IREC, the ICC and the IAEI have developed new solar training resources for code officials, architects and other building professionals.

IREC Talks Community Solar Policies at Summit

Recently, IREC joined national and local solar industry players and other stakeholders at the first community solar summit in Denver. Erica McConnell, an attorney who represents IREC in regulatory matters, shared her expertise to help regulators, companies and others navigate the community solar landscape.

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IREC Sharing Regulatory Expertise at SPI

Sara Baldwin Auck, IREC’s regulatory program director, and Brian Lydic, IREC’s new regulatory engineer, will be at Solar Power International 2017. Here’s where you can find them.

IREC Announces New Regulatory Program Engineer

IREC announces Brian Lydic has joined the not-for-profit as the first engineer on IREC’s national team of regulatory policy experts.

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New Guide for Utility Regulators: Priority Considerations for Interconnection Standards

These priority considerations for interconnection standards, a quick reference guide for regulators, is intended as a supplement to IREC’s Interconnection Model Rules, with key recommendations for states working to improve/update interconnection procedures.

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