Building the Market: IREC Tackling Issues You Need for Success

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The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) covers a lot of ground designing and advancing innovative policies and model rules and building a competent and qualified workforce that meets the demands of the solar industry. The intersection of policy and workforce spurs solutions resulting in sustained market growth. Building the Market: IREC Tackling Issues You Need for Success was the introductory kick-off in a series of IREC sessions during SPI week, a fast-paced commentary highlighting the critical factors and latest thinking on IREC's front burner and why they are important.

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Building the Market: IREC Tackling Issues You Need for Success

  1. 1. Building the Market IREC Tackling Issues You Need for Success Jane  Weissman   October  22,  2013   Solar  Power  Interna:onal  
  2. 2.            BEST   PRACTICES   PUBLICATIONS   STANDARDS   CREDENTIALS   REFORM   WORKFORCE  DEVELOPMENT      REGULATORY   MODEL   RULES  
  3. 3. Quality  Workforce  Development   Through   Standards,  Best  Prac:ces,     Creden:als   Market  Crea:on   Through   Regulatory  Reform  
  4. 4. Shared Net Metering Renewables Interconnection Integrated Distribution Planning Solar Market Trends Grid Permitting Modernization Freeing the Grid Regulatory Reform Model Rules
  5. 5. IREC  Accredited  Training  Programs   Solar  Instructor  Training  Network   Regional  Training  Providers   IREC  Regulatory  involvement  in  2012-­‐13   Addi:onal  IREC  involvement  since  2007  
  6. 6. ISSUE   Customer-owned Generation 25% Of Residential Rooftops Are Capable Of Hosting Solar NEED IREC SOLUTION Fair  and  balanced  approach;   accurate  and  consistent     valua:on  of  costs  and   ü Calcula&ng  the  Costs  &     benefits          Benefits  of  Distributed            Solar  Genera&on   Solar  facili:es  shared     by  customers  without     roof  space     ü Model  Rules  for  Shared          Renewable  Energy  Programs  
  7. 7. ISSUE   High Deployment Growing Demands on Utilities Permitting Time & Cost NEED Reform  interconnec:on     procedures   Simplify  permit     review  &     inform  inspectors   IREC SOLUTION ü   Model  Interconnec&on            Procedures   ü Integrated  Distribu&on          Planning  Concept   ü Solar  PermiCng  Best          Prac&ces  &  Checklist   ü Online  Training  for  Code          Officials  
  8. 8. ISSUE   Assuring Competent Workers Quality of Training & Instructors NEED    Consistent  and  well-­‐      designed  training   IREC SOLUTION ü   SITN  Best  Prac&ces    Raise  the  bar   ü     New  IREC  Standards   ü   Third-­‐Party  Creden&aling                  Program   Linkage of Skill Training to Jobs      Job-­‐ready  employees   ü   Proof  of  Market  Value   ü   Solar  Career  Map  
  9. 9.   Tuesday,  October  22   11:00am  -­‐  Building  the  Market:  IREC  Tackling  Issues  You  Need  for  Success   11:30am  -­‐    Why  Market-­‐Valued  IREC  Creden:als  MaLer   12:00pm  -­‐  Future  of  Net  Metering   1:30pm    -­‐  BeLer  Trained  Workers  Affect  Your  BoLom  Line:  The  SITN  at  Work     2:00pm    -­‐  Interconnec:on  Issues  at  Higher  Penetra:ons   2:30pm    -­‐  Improving  Interconnec:on:  Integrated  Distribu:on  Planning   3:00pm    -­‐  IREC's  Annual  Solar  Market  Trends  Report     4:00pm    -­‐  IREC  3iAwards  Ceremony  at  Solar  Central  booth  #1343     Wednesday,  October  23   2:00pm  -­‐  BeLer  Trained  Workers  Affect  Your  BoLom  Line:  The  SITN  at  Work   2:30pm  -­‐    Future  of  Net  Metering   3:00pm  -­‐    Shared  Solar:  Growing  the  Market   3:30pm  -­‐  Improving  Interconnec:on:  Integrated  Distribu:on  Planning     Thursday,  October  24   9:30am  -­‐    Shared  Solar:  Growing  the  Market   10:00am  -­‐    Why  Market-­‐Valued  IREC  Creden:als  MaLer   10:30am  -­‐      Interconnec:on  Issues  at  Higher  Penetra:ons   11:30am  -­‐      IREC's  Annual  Solar  Market  Trends  Report  
  10. 10. THANKS to our generous sponsors for the 2013 3iForum and 3iAwards
  11. 11. Please  con+nue  the   conversa+on  via  Twi3er  with   these  hashtags     #3iForum  #SPICon  

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