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…
GridMod Squad Tackles Grid Modernization and Distribution Planning
6 Foundational Policies to Integrate Renewables on the Grid
So what happens when the sun doesn’t shine and a breeze doesn’t blow? Because renewable resources like solar and wind offer only intermittent access, storage technologies are front and center in multiple issues that will determine what our clean energy future will look like.
Putting Renewables at the System’s Core: The Role of Distributed Energy Storage
Sky Stanfield, attorney for IREC, laid out six foundational regulatory policies for deploying large amounts of renewable energy on the grid at Renewable Energy World North America and PowerGenWeek recently.
Virginia seeks public comment on Energy Plan
Source: IREC The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals & Energy is currently seeking public input regarding the development of the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan, which must be submitted to the General Assembly by 10/1/2014. DMME is currently collecting public input…
HI PUC Order Action Plans to Achieve State’s Energy Goals
Source: Hawaii PUC The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) announced four major decisions and orders today that collectively provide key policy, resource planning, and operational directives to the Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO Companies). The orders require the HECO Companies to…
SC utility board says ‘yes’ to natural gas, ‘no’ to solar
Source: The State A state utility board gave approval to Duke Energy to build a natural gas plant at the energy giant’s current coal-burning plant in Anderson County, but denied a request from two environmental groups that wanted Duke Energy…
Reaching Finish Line Easier on Paved Track
The greening of the U.S. energy supply is a marathon, not a sprint – from basic needs, such as ensuring consumers get a fair deal on net metering, to longer-term structural reform, like ensuring state and regional transmission planning incorporates renewables. And while the issues IREC takes on are not always headline-grabbing or sexy, we’ve been in the race since 1994, often leading the pack, and we’re poised to go the distance.