Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)

Services

FERC Chairman and NEMA Falk Award Winner Jon Wellinghoff to Step Down

ROSSLYN, Va. — Federal Energy Resource Commission (FERC) Chairman Jon Wellinghoff will step down from his position November 24. He was appointed as a commissioner to FERC in 2006 and held the chairmanship since 2009. The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has worked closely with Chairman Wellinghoff on initiatives focused around Smart Grid, energy storage, and energy...

Read More »
Association News

DOE awards IREC $2.2 M for solar training.

U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative announced that IREC has received funding under the Solar Training and Education for Professionals (STEP) program. Throughout project, IREC and its industry partners will coordinate outreach and develop solar training resources designed to target 100,000 professionals in the building code, inspection, and firefighting sectors. At the end of the 2-year...

Read More »
Association News

Guidebook provides models of talent development strategies.

National Network of Business and Industry Associations released guidebook for employers to understand and adopt work-and-learn programs, including modernized internships, apprenticeships, and mentorships. Work-and-Learn in Action: Successful Strategies for Employers highlights 15 real-life models to help companies implement similar strategies that improve workforce recruitment, training, and...

Read More »
Association News

Four Engineering Students take top honors at poster session.

Each with a passion for innovation in renewable energy, 4 engineering students recently took top honors at a student poster session hosted by GEARED (Grid Engineering for Accelerated Renewable Energy Deployment), a program of the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative. Award winners were student and faculty authors of 3 projects selected from 47 presented posters that represented...

Read More »
Association News

IREC Creates Solar Career Map to enhance workforce education.

Providing information regardingÂ- solar-energy occupations, IREC's Solar Career Map" describes jobs across USA, maps progression between them, and identifies necessary experience and credentials. November 5 webinar (2:30 to 4 pm ET) will introduce Solar Career Map for those vested or interested. Those who attend will understand how to access the Map's...

Read More »
Association News

IREC awarded funding to advance digital credentials.

IREC announces funding for an innovative project that helps address workforce needs in the rapidly growing clean energy industry. IREC is using this investment to design and advance a digital mark" for its existing IREC credentials, to help employers efficiently identify and understand the value of each credential and what knowledge, skills, and abilities it validates. Project is in partnership...

Read More »
Association News

IREC announces changes in regulatory team.

Under continued leadership of IREC Regulatory Director Sara Baldwin Auck, IREC will be represented in state and federal regulatory matters by current key regulatory team members Sky Stanfield and Erica McConnell, both of whom moved from the law firm of Keyes, Fox and Wiedman, LLP, to the environmental, land use and government law firm Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger, LLP. IREC's regulatory counsel...

Read More »
Association News

IREC Releases Annual Report on energy innovations and trends.

Annual Trends Report by IRECÂ- presents informative and independent perspective on 2015's renewable energy and energy efficiency progress and challenges across USA as well as activities, research, publications, expert insight, and recommendations helping shape clean energy's future. IREC President and CEO Jane Weissman cited driving force of safe and affordable access to...

Read More »
Association News

IREC is looking for nominees for its 3iAwards.

IREC is looking for Nominees for its 3iAwardsÂ- — a prestigious annual national search for innovative people, projects, and programs that promote and accelerate the sustainable growth of clean energy. IREC 3iAwards honor innovation, ingenuity, and inspiration from the nation's best in both renewable energy and energy efficiency. For second year, selection of IREC's award winners in...

Read More »
Association News

IREC Website supports program to grow clean energy expertise.

As National Network Administrator of GEARED - Grid Engineering for Accelerated Renewable Energy Deployment website,Â- IREC is helping to facilitate and support efforts of Distributed Technology Training Consortia created by U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative. Goal is to build national framework for power systems training and curriculum that will grow the power engineering...

Read More »
Association News

IREC Solar Financing Toolkit addresses PPA challenges, costs.

IREC's Solar Power Purchase Agreement Toolkit aims to reduce solar soft costs and assist local governments and other public entities seeking to install and finance rooftop solar systems. Provided in user-friendly format, resources help overcome common challenges and costs associated with retail solar power purchase agreements (PPAs). To empower municipal entities that seek to utilize solar...

Read More »

All Topics