September 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.

Last week, we released our eagerly awaited updated IREC Model Interconnection Procedures. Initially developed in 2005 and updated in 2009 and 2013, the 2019 edition reflects the latest evolution in best practices to facilitate higher penetrations of distributed energy resources (DERs) on the grid, integrating new technologies while maintaining grid safety and reliability. The model procedures help state utility regulators, energy industry professionals, utilities, policymakers and other energy DER stakeholders as they develop and/or refine the rules of the road for grid access, known as interconnection. Included are important refinements that come from the use of these procedures across the country. We also take the first steps toward defining a clear interconnection process for energy storage systems More
Hard working employees of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) across the nation have asked for relevant training to help them perform their jobs more effectively, and now it's on the way! IREC recently previewed the first of a series of online learning modules at the national Community Action Partnership annual convention in Chicago. IREC Director of Credentialing Anna Sullivan, presented at the conference alongside Erica Burrin, managing team lead for weatherization at the US Department of Energy, together detailing the work IREC is leading for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and DOE to support WAP administrative staff. More
Join us as we honor our 2019 national 3 i Award winners for the Best of 2019 in renewable energy and energy efficiency. And we'll present a few special IREC Energy Hero Awards. Tuesday, September 24, 4:30-5:30pm, Industry Trends Theater, booth 7341 . If you're going to SPI, put this on your calendar. RSVP (There will be cake!)

IREC Vice President-Regulatory Sara Baldwin will offer her expertise on the  Distribution System Planning Data for Project Development   panel, a discussion   of various perspectives on data security and privacy, and utility considerations for data sharing. Data ownership as it relates to hosting capacity and other data required for cost efficient solar project development will also be discussed. Tuesday, September 24, 11:00am-Noon, Room 250A.

I REC President/CEO Larry Sherwood moderates industry Session 2: Microgrids and the Grid. Wednesday, September 25, 11:00am-12:25pm, Room 253AB.
Nevada is one of a handful of states to adopt legislation directing its public service commission and regulated investor-owned utility to initiate a comprehensive distribution resource planning (DRP) reform effort. Over the past two years, IREC, working alongside NV Energy (NVE), Western Resource Advocates (WRA), Vote Solar, the Bureau of Consumer Protection and other clean energy industry stakeholders, has engaged in the  regulatory proceeding  to implement SB 146 to establish a framework for NVE’s DRP.
Where in the US is IREC?
IREC's team shares its expertise on relevant, timely clean energy issues across the country.

Solar Power International | 9/23-26, Salt Lake City, UT
IREC President/CEO Larry Sherwood moderates industry Session 2: Microgrids and the Grid Wednesday, September 25, 11:00 am-12:25pm, Room 253AB. IREC Vice President-Regulatory Sara Baldwin is a panelist on  Distribution System Planning Data for Project Development  panel Tuesday, September 24, 11:00am-Noon, Room 250A.

2019 ESA Storage Exchange | 10/16, Indianapolis, IN
IREC Vice President-Regulatory Sara Baldwin will participate.

Distributed Energy Conference | 10/31, Denver, CO
IREC President/CEO Larry Sherwood will be a panelist on Decentralized (Distributed) Power vs. Centralized Power on Thursday October 31,11:45am-12:30pm
IREC in the News
IREC makes affordable, reliable, sustainable energy and energy efficiency possible for more Americans every day. Our transformative national leadership advances clean energy regulatory policy and a job-ready workforce, which together support a rapidly growing segment of our economy. IREC counts on public and private funds to produce the kinds of success you've come to expect from us for nearly four decades. Make a tax-deductible donation today! Thank you!
About IREC
The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) builds the foundation for rapid adoption of clean energy and energy efficiency, toward a 100% clean energy future that is reliable, resilient and equitable. IREC is an independent not-for-profit organization leading transformational work since 1982. IREC: Independent leadership. Trusted clean energy expertise.   https://irecusa.org

Disclaimers
Our sponsors understand that IREC's important work is in no way influenced by the generosity of their tax-deductible donation. The Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) does not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product or process that is linked to in this newsletter.   Read  the full Disclaimer.
Interstate Renewable Energy Council | 518.621.7379 | info@irecusa.org | www.irecusa.org