January 25, 2024

IREC Shares 2024 SEAC Transition Statement

Interstate Renewable Energy Council explains how SEAC will continue to operate after a federal grant expires in February 2024.

Since 2020, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) has led the Sustainable Energy Action Committee (SEAC): a forum for many and varied stakeholders to identify issues related to clean energy codes and standards and develop consensus-based solutions. Stakeholders include, but are not limited to: AHJs, designers, engineers, contractors, first responders, manufacturers, suppliers, utilities, and testing labs.

On February 28, 2024, the grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office that has supported SEAC’s work since 2020 will conclude. IREC will continue to explore alternative funding sources to sustain SEAC. In the interim, IREC will continue facilitating the SEAC Steering Committee, Assembly, and monthly General Meetings by developing agendas, hosting virtual meetings, and publicizing the events to SEAC email subscribers. IREC will also support meeting logistics for SEAC working groups. IREC will need assistance with securing speakers and identifying educational topics to present at ongoing General Meetings. IREC will develop a newsletter periodically showcasing SEAC’s recommendations. IREC intends to create a communications transition document which will include processes established to date to ensure consistency and maintain institutional knowledge for SEAC’s communications in the future.