October 2019
Our collective goals and intention from the inaugural 2019 Summit earlier this year are articulated in a  Vision Principles  document, available now
for your organization and individuals to sign in support.

"We're now looking at scaling renewable energy. That won't happen in ones and twos but in thousands and millions by reaching different people with the expertise to make that happen," says IREC President/CEO Larry Sherwood in an interview with Devin Thorpe on Your Mark on the World. More
The detailed components of this updated tool help state utility regulators, energy industry professionals, utilities, policymakers and other energy DER (distributed energy resources) stakeholders as they develop and/or refine the rules of the road for grid access, known as interconnection. The 2019 Model Procedures reflect the latest evolution in best interconnection practices to facilitate higher penetrations of DERs on the grid, integrating new technologies while maintaining grid safety and reliability. Included are important refinements that come from the use of earlier versions of the procedures across the country. We also take the first steps toward defining a clear interconnection process for energy storage systems. More
An exuberant crowd gathered at Solar Power International last month to honor the winners of our annual 3 i Awards, and three special IREC Energy Heroes. Collectively, their inspiring work provides for a planet more abundantly powered with clean energy, and a more robust, resilient, equitable energy future . More
L-R: Ken Jurman, IREC Board of Directors; Bethany Sheehan, Home Builders Institute; Haven Coleman, youth climate activist; Mark Pruitt, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus; Edith Makra, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus; Philip Haddix, The Solar Foundation; Philip Kwait, Fellowship Energy; Dave Jensen, Fellowship Energy; Larry Shirley, IREC Board Chair
Where in the US is IREC?
IREC President/CEO Larry Sherwood shares his expertise on distributed generation (DG) in two sessions at the Distributed Energy Conference in Denver. Register

Distributed Energy 101 - Introduction into DE . Wednesday, October 30, 1-3:00pm MT
This workshop provides information about distributed energy resources (DERs), the physical and virtual assets deployed across the power distribution grid, often behind the meter, which can be used individually or in aggregate to provide value to the grid. Distributed generation also focuses on energy efficiency and demand-side management to provide services to the power grid.

Decentralized (Distributed) Power vs. Centralized Power.   Thursday, October 31,11:45am-12:30pm MT . The panelists will delve into distributed generation from different perspectives: regulatory authority, the independent system operator, regional transmission organization, and the utility, observing the differences between distributed generation models and centralized generation. The role of distributed generation in decarbonization will also be addressed.
IREC President/CEO Larry Sherwood moderates Global Debate: reaching 100% renewable energy supply and beyond on Wednesday, November 20, 10am ET, Miami, Florida. Register
Upcoming IREC Impact Webinar & Insider Briefings
Don’t miss these two informative briefings for leaders who contribute to our collective momentum for rapid adoption of clean energy and energy efficiency in 2020!
IREC’s Vision and Growing Impact |   Tuesday 11/12, 3:30-4:30 pm ET
Webinar designed for executives and corporate representatives to gain insights on how IREC’s timely independent leadership and trusted clean energy expertise are having a critical impact on state energy regulations, practices and workforce development, which benefits your industry, customers, the economy and our planet. Hear how you and your company can play an important role.  Pre-register .

IREC’s CEO/President Larry Sherwood and VP-Regulatory Sara Baldwin will illustrate IREC’s progress in building the foundation for a clean energy future that is robust, reliable, resilient and equitable. And you'll learn about opportunities and benefits for sponsoring IREC’s 2020 Vision Summit.
Quarterly IREC Insider Update |   Wednesday 12/4, 1-2 pm ET (invite-only) 
Briefing to share highlights of IREC’s Workforce Development Program with current IREC Vision Summit Sponsors ($5K and above).   Pre-register .  A unique link and calendar shortcut will be sent by email.
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