Spring was always report card time – met by smiles or cringes, depending on your progress. With shared renewable energy programs launching in more than a dozen states over the past decade, we thought it was time to start grading states on their program’s strengths and weaknesses.
It’s Report Card Time!
WEBINAR on IREC’s National Shared Renewables Scorecard
Join Sara Baldwin Auck, IREC’s Regulatory Director, and Erica McConnell, who represents IREC through Shute Mihaly & Weinberger, LLP, for a WEBINAR on Friday May 19th 12 pm ET to learn more about the National Scorecard and see how state programs…
IREC Helps Iowa Improve its Interconnection Standards
After nearly two years, the Hawkeye State recently made some notable improvements to its state interconnection procedures which will make it easier and more streamlined for distributed renewable energy and energy storage projects to connect to the grid. IREC played…
IREC Insight Series: Key Lessons from the California Integrated Capacity Analysis
While perhaps lower on the radar screen from some other clean energy policy issues, hosting capacity analysis certainly warrants the full attention of stakeholders, policymakers and regulators working to transform the electricity grid. As a national organization that works state-by-state on these important issues, IREC observes that hosting capacity analyses are building blocks with which the grid of the future will be built.
Building the Modern Grid Requires Detailed Blueprints
Three interlocking blocks of a Jenga-like tower that is the New York Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) docket moved last week with the issuance of three Commission Orders.
Knowledge is Power: Access to Grid Data Improves the Interconnection Experience for All
Just as we reach for mapping technologies when we’re on the road, there are many proven and emerging tools that applicants, utilities and regulators can use to improve transparency and access to grid data in the interconnection process.
Giving the Gift of Shared Renewables
IREC’s Updated Catalog Helps States Navigate Models for Shared Renewable Energy By Sara Baldwin Auck Director of IREC’s Regulatory Program The national landscape for state shared renewable energy programs is growing quickly. That’s great news from where we sit, after…
Experiencing Holiday Traffic or Airport Security Lines? That’s How Interconnection Queues Feel for Solar
The second in a series of IREC articles on interconnection originally published on 11/23/16 in GreenTechMedia We all have to wait in lines, from the bank to the grocery store to the airport. And we’ve all experienced frustration when people…
Webinar: Take Community Solar Challenge & Use New Toolkit for Success
IREC and the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) will host a Tools You Can Use for Community Solar webinar on Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 3:00-4:15 pm EST to learn how to apply for the challenge, build community solar challenge programs and see the newly created Community Solar Toolkit.
Interconnection: The Key to Realizing Your Distributed Energy Policy Dream
Imagine a state that has enacted all of the policies that the public and clean energy providers have asked for: an aggressive renewable portfolio standard, a robust grid modernization plan, far-reaching shared renewables. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, people are celebrating and getting ready to build new projects — perfect, right?