interconnection

Knowledge is Power: Access to Grid Data Improves the Interconnection Experience for All

Just as we reach for mapping technologies when we’re on the road, there are many proven and emerging tools that applicants, utilities and regulators can use to improve transparency and access to grid data in the interconnection process.

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State Policies Will Continue to Drive the Clean Energy Revolution

The strength of our foundations will be both a theme and a measure of resilience in 2017. As considerable changes permeate the federal landscape and seep into our economic, environmental, social and energy spheres, the foundations upon which historic clean energy growth has been built will be put to the test. State and local governments will remain at the epicenter of clean energy deployment and policy innovation.

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Interconnection: The Key to Realizing Your Distributed Energy Policy Dream

Imagine a state that has enacted all of the policies that the public and clean energy providers have asked for: an aggressive renewable portfolio standard, a robust grid modernization plan, far-reaching shared renewables. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, people are celebrating and getting ready to build new projects — perfect, right?

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IREC at SPI

Solar Power International is always a great gathering of industry leaders and newcomers, improvements on trusted products alongside the latest technology, and the most current information about solar market trends and challenges. Once again, IREC is a proud SPI Partner Organization, bringing SPI attendees the expertise they have come to expect at the IREC 3iForum – Information, Innovation and Inspiration.

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IREC Team’s Work as Critical as Ever

I write this message from a plane leaving DC and heading home to Colorado, finishing up a whirlwind month of meetings with federal decision makers, workforce and regulatory partners and funders. As you read this, I am in my first days as the new president and CEO of IREC. Wow! What a privilege and honor it is to lead this great organization as we continue to work for a clean energy future.

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California’s New Interconnection Policies First to Address Cost Certainty and Storage

The comprehensive Rule 21 Order adopted by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) provides numerous innovations to mitigate costs associated with connecting clean energy to the grid, facilitates a clear process for interconnecting energy storage systems, and enables implementation of smart inverter functionality.

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A Heartfelt Farewell but not a Goodbye

After 22 years as the head of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, I am stepping down as the organization’s president and CEO. It’s a bittersweet decision. This is not a retirement announcement; just a change I make with confidence and emotion.

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Rare Regulatory Triple Play Means Good Things for Energy Customers Coast to Coast

IREC is involved in over a dozen simultaneous regulatory proceedings across the country at any given moment. Yet, rare it is when three state regulatory milestones occur within the same week. In an unexpected occurrence of regulatory synchronicity, the commissions of California, South Carolina and Maryland all hit the streets in the same week with some pretty big (and long-awaited) steps forward for consumer oriented clean energy. What’s more, IREC was thrilled to see clearly reflected in all of them the adoption of several IREC recommendations, all of which make it easier and more affordable for more consumers to access and benefit from clean energy.

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Heroes or Villains in 2016

The expectation is that 2016 will be a roller coaster ride for solar and clean energy markets. This is certainly not a novel occurrence. Each past year can easily be tagged as one with its ups and downs. Recent events give us cause for optimism but with caution.

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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.

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