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April 03, 2020

Confronted by the current global pandemic, building departments across the country are facing a challenging question: “Do we shut down or stay open?” Fortunately, there are options that allow for safe, continued building department operations while maximizing the safety of

April 01, 2020

The Maryland Public Service Commission, after nearly two years of deliberation, has adopted updated rules for connecting distributed energy resources (such as solar and energy storage systems) to the electric grid. The updated rules will improve the efficiency of the

March 13, 2020

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

March 02, 2020

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.  

March 01, 2020

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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February 16, 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!

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.

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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