Interconnection reform is the hottest new dish on the regulatory menu. Discussions are currently ongoing in Illinois and North Carolina, following the path-charting decisions in Hawaii, California, Massachusetts and Ohio over the past two years. It’s no surprise either; reforming interconnection procedures that are no longer suitable for today’s rapid solar adoption rates can be a win-win situation for both developers and utilities.
IREC to Administer New National Program to Grow Clean Energy Expertise of Electric Utility Workforce
IREC will work as national administrator with the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) and DOE to build the current and future electric utility sector professionals – specifically to accommodate high penetrations of solar and other distributed technologies.