About the scorecard
About The Scorecard
IREC’s National Shared Renewables Scorecard provides policymakers, regulators, and other stakeholders with a tool for evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of shared renewable energy programs. The Scorecard grades each state shared renewable energy program using scoring criteria based on best practices highlighted in our Model Rules for Shared Renewable Energy Programs and other components identified by our team and other national and state experts.
To assist with this Scorecard-based assessment, IREC has also developed a Shared Renewables Policy Catalog, which compiles the details of state shared renewables program rules. Used together, the Catalog and the Scorecard can offer valuable insight into the components of these programs and their effectiveness.
The Scorecard grades statewide “shared renewable energy” or “shared renewables” programs, which IREC defines as programs that enable multiple customers to share the economic benefits of one renewable energy system via their individual utility bills (typically through bill credits). The Scorecard does not capture voluntary, utility-level programs or “community” renewables programs, such as green tariff shared renewables, group purchasing or aggregate net metering programs.
The INTERSTATE RENEWABLE ENERGY COUNCIL, Inc. (IREC) builds the foundation for rapid adoption of clean energy and energy efficiency to benefit people, the economy and our planet. Our vision is a 100% clean energy future that is reliable, resilient and equitable.
As an independent not for profit, IREC works across the U.S. in both regulatory and workforce
forums to bring to fruition the bold clean energy goals being set by cities, states and the private sector. From state regulators and the clean energy industry, to advocates and allied professions, diverse stakeholders rely on IREC’s leadership, tools and resources to support strong clean energy market growth.
Learn more at www.irecusa.org.
Support for the National Shared Renewables Scorecard was generously provided by the Turner Foundation with additional support from the Tilia Fund.