Through active intervention in rulemakings, education and coordination with regulatory stakeholders across a number of states, IREC facilitates the adoption of streamlined interconnection standards across the country. Our work on this foundational policy increases access to more affordable and efficient clean energy for more Americans.
Many states are experiencing a rapid onset of new challenges relating to significantly higher (and growing) penetrations of renewable energy and distributed energy resources (DERs) on the electricity grid. Several states stand to benefit from the adoption of updated standards – not only to handle current and anticipated growth of DERs, but also to enable the integration of more cost-effective and efficient clean energy projects.
Interconnection standards continue to emerge as a linchpin to the advent of a more modern grid. IREC fills a prominent need to assist leading and lagging states as they work towards the adoption of next generation interconnection best practices.
IREC’s Interconnection Work
IREC leads national interconnection efforts. For more than a decade, we helped nearly 30 states adopt and improve their interconnection standards, and in doing so, helped establish a critical foundation for clean energy growth across the country.
IREC is widely recognized as a leading expert on interconnection standards and integration issues. We are uniquely positioned to bring workable solutions that enable sustainable growth of DERs on the grid.Statewide standards aligned with well-vetted best practices, such as IREC’s Model Interconnection Rules, can provide greater consistency across utilities and help streamline the interconnection process for all involved stakeholders. Click To Tweet