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June 19, 2019

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. 

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June 15, 2019

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

June 01, 2019

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. 

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May 28, 2019

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.

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May 28, 2019

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

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May 17, 2019

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

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April 24, 2019

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.

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April 02, 2019

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.

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March 08, 2019

This week’s IREC Vision Summit convened a broad group of 120 prominent national and state clean energy influencers, industry, advocates and educators for a visionary exploration of the pillar policies, practices and workforce training necessary to enable millions more Americans

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March 07, 2019

What has to happen NEXT to make clean energy goals a reality? More than 120 prominent national and state clean energy influencers, industry, advocates and educators engaged in the IREC Vision Summit March 6th in Washington, DC. The Summit was designed as a visionary

 

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