Recently, IREC, along with the Vote Solar Initiative, released our annual Freeing the Grid report card for state net energy metering (NEM) and interconnection policies. After seven years of grading state net metering and interconnection policies, we have a bit of perspective on how they have changed over time. One thing is for sure: we are looking at a vastly different policy landscape than when we started grading them back in 2007.
Experts Propose Standard Valuation Method to Determine Benefits and Costs of Distributed Solar Generation
A new report from the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) offers lessons learned from 16 regional and utility-specific DSG studies summarized in a recent review by the Rocky Mountain Institute, and then proposes a standardized valuation methodology for public utility commissions to consider implementing in future studies.