June 2019
IREC 2018 3 i Awards Ceremony L-R: Ken Jurman, member IREC Board of Directors; Joseph Wages, International Association of Electrical Inspectors; Phil Oakes, National Association of State Fire Marshals; Brad Klein, Environmental Law & Policy Center; Sky Stanfield, Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP; Tumininu Lawanson, University of North Carolina/Charlotte; Rubin York, Orlando Utilities Commission; Jeff Lesk, Nixon Peabody LLC; Larry Shirley, Chairman IREC Board of Directors; Julie Brazeau, Midwest Renewable Energy Association; Bob Hattier, Alternative Currents LLC; Shawn Martin, International Code Council.
Know of a worthy individual, meritorious project or program making a difference in clean energy? Nominate them for a 2019 IREC 3 i Award! The national awards honor Innovation, Ingenuity and Inspiration from the country's best in both renewable energy and energy efficiency in five categories: State/Local Government Initiative; Community/Shared Renewable Energy Project; Regulatory Champion; IREC Accredited Training Provider and Young Clean Energy Innovator . Applications available online. APPLY TODAY!
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 group in Sundance, Utah, during which they tackled some of the more thorny questions around grid modernization and distribution planning. Ultimately, their work will create new tools to help regulators and stakeholders make informed decisions on regulatory processes that support their emissions, cost and reliability goals. More 
An invitation-only workshop hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy in May was an opportunity for IREC's Mari Hernandez, regulatory program assistant director, to help shape the future of community solar. The purpose was to bring stakeholders together to share ideas on opportunities and barriers to community solar and potential strategies to move the market forward.

There was a particular focus on the themes of inclusivity, integration and innovation, and how the DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office could engage on these topics. Small group breakout sessions identified a list of critical topics under each theme. Each group of stakeholders then reported out on potential action plans for DOE to consider.

More details to come, as DOE digests the results of the workshop and reports out on next steps. More
Now is the time to seize the momentum for bold climate change actions and ultimately a nation powered 100% by clean energy.
As we have done for the past 37 years, IREC is advancing effective clean energy policies and practices that support the integration of clean energy technologies on the grid, while building a quality trained workforce to support a clean energy economy. Learn more about IREC's 2019 priority pathways to a clean energy future.
Where in the US is IREC?
IREC's team shares its expertise on relevant, timely clean energy issues across the country.

6/3-5, Cheyenne, WY
IREC Vice President-Regulatory Sara Baldwin will participate.

Working group meetings of IEEE 1547p.2 TM draft Application Guide for IEEE Std 1547 TM , and IEEE p1547.9 TM  draft Guide to Using IEEE Standard 1547 for Interconnection of Energy Storage Distributed Energy Resources with Electric Power Systems | 6/5-7, Minneapolis, MN
IREC Chief Regulatory Engineer Brian Lydic will participate.

IREC Vice President-Regulatory Sara Baldwin will participate.

ASES Solar 2019 | 8/5-9, Minneapolis, MN
IREC Board of Directors Chairman Larry Shirley will deliver the keynote presentation.
IREC in the News

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