Recent News

February 14, 2020

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.

February 13, 2020

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!

January 27, 2020

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) announces its annual assessment of state shared renewables programs through release of its 2020 National Shared Renewables Scorecard.

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December 19, 2019

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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December 09, 2019

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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November 26, 2019

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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September 24, 2019

(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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September 12, 2019

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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September 12, 2019

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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September 09, 2019

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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