freeing the grid

Freeing The Grid 2011

Freeing the Grid is a policy guide that grades all 50 states on two key renewable energy programs: net metering and interconnection procedures.

Freeing the Grid

Freeing the Grid is a policy guide that grades all 50 states on two key renewable energy programs: net metering and interconnection procedures.

Freeing the Grid

Freeing the Grid is a policy guide that grades all 50 states on two key renewable energy programs: net metering and interconnection procedures.

Connecting to the Grid Guide

The sixth edition of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc.’s (IREC) Connecting to the Grid Guide provides a comprehensive introduction to a span of topics that relate to grid-tied renewable energy sources. The sixth edition has been revised to include information on IREC’s recently updated model procedures, alternative billing arrangements for net metering, energy storage and several other emerging issues in the field. This guide is designed for state regulators and other policymakers, utilities, industry representatives and consumers interested in the development of state-level interconnection and net metering policies.

Plugging Renewables into the Grid

Americans are increasingly aware of the importance of renewable resources in reducing the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. The greatest barriers to the expanded use of renewables stem not from technical obstacles, but from financial, political and social hurdles.

Publications

Our publications page provides links to several of our reports on issues including renewable energy, power plants and biofuels.

Have You Met GRACE? Welcome to Our New Website

The flapping of a butterfly’s wings may or may not have the capacity to trigger a tornado on another continent, but without a doubt, our food, water and energy systems have profound impacts upon each other (and us, and our planet). With that in mind, we're excited to introduce our new GRACE website.

Distributed Renewable Energy Systems

Distributed renewable energy systems generate clean electricity on site. The term distributed generation distinguishes these systems from the large, centralized power plants that provide the vast majority of the nation's power.

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