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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 ...

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 Building the Market: IREC Tackling Issues You Need for Success Presentation Transcript

  • Building the Market IREC Tackling Issues You Need for Success Jane  Weissman   October  22,  2013   Solar  Power  Interna:onal  
  •            BEST   PRACTICES   PUBLICATIONS   STANDARDS   CREDENTIALS   REFORM   WORKFORCE  DEVELOPMENT      REGULATORY   MODEL   RULES  
  • Quality  Workforce  Development   Through   Standards,  Best  Prac:ces,     Creden:als   Market  Crea:on   Through   Regulatory  Reform  
  • Shared Net Metering Renewables Interconnection Integrated Distribution Planning Solar Market Trends Grid Permitting Modernization Freeing the Grid Regulatory Reform Model Rules
  • IREC  Accredited  Training  Programs   Solar  Instructor  Training  Network   Regional  Training  Providers   IREC  Regulatory  involvement  in  2012-­‐13   Addi:onal  IREC  involvement  since  2007  
  • 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  
  • 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  
  • 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  
  •   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  
  • THANKS to our generous sponsors for the 2013 3iForum and 3iAwards
  • Please  con+nue  the   conversa+on  via  Twi3er  with   these  hashtags     #3iForum  #SPICon