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.
IREC is developing more than 25 online training modules for the U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) administrative staff expected to be ready in early 2020.
UPDATED August 26, 2019: Since this post was first published (June 2019), the Montana Public Service Commission heard and voted to deny NorthWestern Energy’s motion for reconsideration of the commission’s June decision to allow storage to be used in a net metered (NEM) system. The commission’s order made clear that it has the authority to interpret Montana’s NEM statute to allow a broad range of technologies.
The Forum on Inverter Grid Integration Issues (FIGII) is an ad-hoc consortium of technical experts from inverter manufacturers, national labs, utilities and consultants. It seeks to address long-term barriers to high penetration of inverter-based distributed energy resources (DER). A Guide…
IREC opens its call for nominees for its 2019 3iAwards – a prestigious annual national search for innovative people, projects and programs honoring innovation, ingenuity and inspiration from the nation’s best in both renewable energy and energy efficiency.
In May, Mari Hernandez, IREC regulatory program assistant director, joined other stakeholders at an invitation-only workshop hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy to share ideas on opportunities and barriers to community solar and potential strategies to move the market forward.
The GridMod Squad is a group of diverse experts well-versed in distribution system planning and national grid modernization efforts. Recently, IREC Vice President-Regulatory Sara Baldwin and GridLab Executive Director Ric O’Connell co-led an invitation-only, intensive four-day work session for the…
A new career map, Careers in Climate Control Technology, provides a first-of-its-kind interactive, visual tool to showcase the employment opportunities that exist in the swiftly growing HVAC/R industry – Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. The challenge is that HVAC/R…
While “traditional” certifications continue to serve the needs of many credentialing enterprises, more models of micro-credentials are emerging, as the business case is being made for adding micro-credentials to the portfolio of credential offerings.
IREC announces the election of two new members to its board of directors, as well as the full slate of officers for 2019. Joining IREC’s board of directors are Ronny Sandoval, of the Environmental Defense Fund, and Jetta Wong, an energy policy consultant and former director of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Technology Transitions.