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HOMER Energy Announces International Microgrid Conference in New York City
By Andrew Laing on June 01 2016 | 124 Views
HOMER Energy, developer of the industry-leading HOMER software for modeling hybrid renewable energy systems.
Denver, CO, United States, June 01, 2016 -- HOMER Energy, developer of the industry-leading HOMER software for modeling hybrid renewable energy systems, will present its 4th Annual International Microgrid Conference November 7 and 8 at Columbia University in New York City. HOMER Microgrid International 2016 will feature two days of high-quality presentations on the state of the art in microgrid deployments and planning, with a strong focus on the practical challenges and solutions in microgrids today.
The conference will bring together microgrid owners, developers, suppliers, financiers, and policy makers from around the world. At previous HOMER Microgrid Conferences attendees and speakers from 28 countries have shared their experiences with both what works and what doesn’t work. This year the focus will be on the similarities and differences between the different kinds of microgrids: developed and developing countries, remote and grid-connected systems, and applications with different reliability and resilience requirements. By bringing together experts from both developing and developed countries, the lessons learned can be applied and shared broadly.
Dr. Peter Lilienthal, HOMER creator and HOMER Energy CEO said, “After three highly successful HOMER Microgrid Conferences in Mexico, Spain, and Australia, the 4th Annual Conference moves to New York City, in recognition of New York State’s leadership role in promoting microgrids for energy resilience and modernization in the developed, urban world.”
New York is seeing a tremendous increase in interest in microgrids because the state has taken the lead within the US on microgrid development as part of a major utility industry restructuring as laid out in its “Reforming Energy Vision” (REV) strategy.
While the keynote speaker is yet to be announced, the tentative conference agenda includes the following:
- Keynote speech on the NY REV followed by a panel discussion on the role of microgrids, regulatory issues and other initiatives
- Drivers and challenges for microgrids: Resilience, climate change, economics, and regulatory issues
- Technology developments
- Financing microgrids: funding initiatives, challenges, and innovative financing
- Key markets and case studies
For more information on HOMER Energy’s HOMER Microgrid International 2016 please go to: http://www.microgridconference.com
About HOMER Energy:
HOMER Energy, of Boulder, Colorado, is the exclusive distributor and developer of the HOMER® software, the global standard for microgrid decision analysis and feasibility studies. HOMER navigates the complexities of building cost effective and reliable microgrids that combine traditionally generated and renewable power, storage, and load management. HOMER includes hundreds of pre-configured components and addresses the modeling needs of all major microgrid segments. HOMER’s customers cut across the microgrid industry and include equipment providers, system integrators, project developers, EPC firms, engineering and consultancies, government researchers and policy makers, US military, NGOs and think tanks, solar installers and trainers, trade schools, and institutions of higher learning. HOMER is widely recognized as the industry standard by leaders including Navigant Research, the U.S. Department of Defense, the World Bank, and more than 145,000 HOMER users in 193 countries, and is included in the engineering curricula of thousands of universities worldwide. For more information, visit http://homerenergy.com.
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