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) is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan, non-profit organization working nationally to increase consumer access to sustainable energy and energy efficiency through independent fact-based policy leadership, quality workforce development and consumer empowerment. IREC envisions a world powered by clean sustainable energy where society’s interests are valued and protected.
IREC has been at the helm of the U.S. shared renewable energy growth since the launch of the first few programs, helping to lay the foundation for best practice program and policy design, while also supporting the extensive growth underway across markets.
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.