Special Energy Heroes Also Recognized
Congratulations to our own Bob Hattier of IBEW 134!
July 11, 2018 (San Francisco, CA) – During an awards ceremony at Intersolar North America, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) today honored its 2018 3iAward recipients, celebrating the nation’s best innovation, ingenuity and inspiration in renewable energy and energy efficiency. The winners are based on a prestigious annual national search.
“Today, we’re proud to recognize our 2018 IREC 3iAward recipients – among the nation’s most extraordinary people, projects and programs making a sustainable energy future a reality,” said IREC Board Chair Larry Shirley.
“Their work is setting new standards – creating solutions to today’s complex renewable energy and energy efficiency challenges – changing communities and our national energy landscape in the process,” added Ken Jurman, IREC board member and chair of the 3iAwards Committee.
“As we honor their achievements, IREC celebrates its 36th year,” Shirley said. “We are more proud than ever of our own history, leading transformative policies and practices that allow millions more Americans to benefit from clean renewable energy.”
Award applications were accepted in six categories: Community/Shared Renewables, State & Local Government Initiatives, Regulatory Champion, IREC Accredited Training Provider, IREC Certified Clean Energy Trainer, and for the first time, IREC Young Clean Energy Innovator.
Also at the awards ceremony, five special IREC Energy Heroes were honored.
Bob Hattier, IBEW Local Union 134, Illinois
Bob is a supervising electrician, a NABCEP PV
Installation Professional and an IREC Certified Master Trainer. He currently serves on the NABCEP Board of Directors and is the treasurer and Master Trainer for the Illinois IBEW Renewable Energy Training Fund, which received funding through the Illinois Future Energy Jobs Act to implement a craft apprenticeship for electricians, community college and high school students entering the renewable energy industry in Illinois. Bob has been educating electricians, contractors, electrical inspectors, fire fighters, other instructors, and the general public on safe, reliable and cost effective renewable energy systems since 2006. Bob is a business representative for IBEW Local Union 134 and dedicated to the sustainable growth of the renewable energy industry. Bob provides the training necessary to ensure that the workforce is qualified to install and maintain solar PV, energy storage and EV charging systems.