Sara Baldwin

Vice President, Regulatory
Interstate Renewable Energy Council

Sara Baldwin directs and oversees IREC’s Regulatory team and IREC’s national and state engagement on distributed energy resource policies. Sara leads and supports program and organizational development efforts, strategic planning, and collaborative partnerships to achieve IREC’s mission to expand clean energy access to all consumers. Sara is a co-author of IREC’s Making the Grid Smarter: State Primer on Adopting the IEEE 1547™-2018 Standard for Distributed Energy Resources, Charging Ahead: An Energy Storage Guide for State Policymakers, and a contributing author to Optimizing the Grid: A Regulator’s Guide to Hosting Capacity Analyses. Sara has led the development of and contributed to dozens of additional publications and regulatory policy tools and resources, and she has presented at numerous conferences across the country. Sara serves on the Advisory Board of Grid Lab as well as the NREL Distributed Generation Interconnection Collaborative. Prior to joining IREC, Sara directed and implemented strategic clean energy policy and regulatory efforts in Utah as a Senior Policy Associate for Utah Clean Energy. Sara was named an “Innovator and Influencer” by Solar Power World in 2017 and one of “Utah’s Enlightened 50″ by the Community Foundation of Utah in 2012. Sara is also the host of the Grid Geeks podcast.