US Senate Recognizes Hybrid Microgrids as Part of Energy Modernization Act

Microgrids at Corner of Energy and Economics

The US Senate passed a bipartisan “Energy Modernization Act” last week. Despite its many shortcomings (Katie Herzog, writing for Grist, describes the bill as an “…energy modernization bill that would have been modern in 1980”), the bill has one feature particularly noteworthy for those of us in the microgrid world – it explicitly calls out microgrids as part of the future US energy solution, for both basic electricity delivery in remote communities and […]

4th International HOMER Microgrid Conference – Save the Date

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HOMER Energy will hold its 4th International HOMER Microgrid Conference and HOMER training at Columbia University in New York City on November 7 and 8, 2016. Details of the event, including information on registration, speaking, sponsorship, and HOMER training will be available on http://microgridconference.com no later than May 10. Meanwhile, please send an email to microgridconference@homerenergy.com if you have interest in speaking and sponsorship opportunities, or if you wish to be included on […]

HOMER Energy CEO Lilienthal, industry leaders to meet at 5th annual MIREC Week

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The 5th annual MIREC Week Congress (May 16-20, 2016) hosts electricity revolution leaders at the forefront of designing Mexico’s New Energy System. As the market celebrates the country’s successful first clean energy auctions, and against the backdrop of the Energy Transition Law, MIREC Week provides the clean energy industry a forum for doing business.  Here, policy, energy economics, and technology innovation come together, ushering in a new era of opportunity in building the […]

HOMER Energy’s Hand-picked News Highlights, Week Ended April 22

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The momentum fueling a global transition to low-, or zero-emissions renewable energy resources continues. A gathering of world leaders and representatives of nearly 170 nations in Paris to sign the historic UN climate treaty was just one of the highlights.

New Hampshire Electric Co-op’s New Demand Response Program Uses Smart-grid Technology

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New Hampshire Electric Cooperative expects its new Peak Days, Peak Planner and Peak Plus programs will reduce energy costs and add value to the power and energy products and services it provides by lowering or shifting consumer energy consumption from peak to non-peak periods of the day.

Governor Cuomo Announces Next Phase Of $40 Million NY Prize Microgrid Competition (Release)

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Phase II offers $8 million for local communities to develop engineering design and business plans for clean, resilient energy networks Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the next phase of the $40 million NY Prize microgrid competition which seeks to modernize New York State’s electric grid, help communities reduce costs, and promote clean energy. The next round of funding will provide $8 million in awards for engineering designs and business plans for community […]

ARE-RECP Off-Grid Investment Forum creates fertile ground for off-grid investments (Press Release)

Amsterdam, 15 April 2016 – In a joint effort to mobilise key decision makers as well as institutional and business representatives to further investments in off-grid renewables in the developing world, the Alliance for Rural Elecrtification (ARE) and the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) organised a high level investment forum in ING Headquarters and the Bijlmer Amsterdam Arena in  Amsterdam, The Netherlands  on 12-13 April  2016. The forum was attended by more […]

What happens to my HOMER trial if my computer crashes?

A user wrote on an anonymous survey: “On the whole, it was a great experience. The graphical user interface was great, the setup size was really little compare to other similar applications. But …when I repaired my Os I had to reinstall the program, and in no way I could use the rest of my trial. I actually used about 20 days of my 30 days of trial. On the whole it was […]

Your HOMER Microgrid Software Questions Answered

HOMER Microgrid Software Questions

In this weekly column, we answer some of the questions about the HOMER microgrid software that come in through our user surveys and support sites. We always encourage you to reach out to us at support@homerenergy.com if you have questions. You can download the latest version of HOMER Pro and use it at no cost for 30 days. Your trial includes free training materials, so what are you waiting for? Download HOMER Pro […]