“The IREC/ELPC partnership effectively blends our knowledge of local procedures with IREC’s national expertise and perspective.”
Brad Klein, Environmental Law and Policy Center
IREC introduces regulatory policy innovations that empower consumers and removes technical constraints to distributed energy resource integration.
Leading this national transition, IREC’s regulatory team provides fact-based information and analysis on a broad set of clean energy issues – to government policy makers, renewable energy advocates, utilities and other stakeholders. Its research, published reports and best practice guidelines and recommendations often become foundational elements in regional, state and federal policy-making efforts.
IREC’s regulatory team promotes best practices in net metering rules and interconnection procedures, two policies at the heart of current renewable energy policy in the U.S. Together, they provide the technical framework that works for the retail energy consumer. They help determine how consumers will benefit from their investment in renewable energy, and how they can connect their system to the larger electricity grid.
Through all of its regulatory efforts, IREC collaborates with a diverse array of stakeholders to establish lasting policies. We have a long history of working with utilities, the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA), the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the Vote Solar Initiative, the Environmental Law and Policy Center, the Sierra Club, the Regulatory Assistance Project, and many regional and state organizations.