Industry Events

IRENA: Microgrids Most Democratic Energy Source, Energy Storage a ‘Game-changer’

irena microgrids democraticIRENA's 7th Assembly, Abu Dhabi. Photo via IRENA.org

In 2016, the International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA), celebrated five monumental years of work. IRENA, an intergovernmental organization supporting countries in the transition to sustainable use of renewable energy, is headquartered in Abu Dhabi. Its formidable accomplishments last year include comprehensive reports (such as: ‘Innovation Outlook: Renewable Mini-grids,’ produced with support from HOMER Energy and TTA; the trajectory of solar in Africa; and the explosion of renewable energy jobs), as well as technology briefs, meetings […]

GE Power Pilot Microgrid Projects Take Off (World Bank Brown Bag Lunch)

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The World Bank invited Ricky Buch, Strategic Marketing Leader, General Electric’s Power business, to share his experiences with building microgrids in developing regions.

Buch spoke about the GE Power pilot microgrid projects in India (Bihar and Uttar Pradesh) and upcoming projects in South East Asia and Africa. For these pilots, GE has designed a hybrid system that combines solar and batteries with a diesel genset. This microgrid “CONTAINER” includes an energy management system capable of reducing the energy cost up to 30% versus traditional systems.

Energy and Mines World Congress: Renewables in Mining (November 21-22, 2016)

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This is the key question that will be addressed at the 4th annual renewables for mines conference taking place on Nov 21-22 at the Hilton Toronto. The Energy and Mines World Congress will bring together more than 300 senior energy buyers for global mining operations with renewables experts to discuss project opportunities for remote and grid-tied mines.

Shell Foundation, World Bank Join Upcoming Microgrid Conference

microgrid-conferenceColumbia University, New York, site of the upcoming 4th Annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference

Shell Foundation COO Pradeep Pursnani will present a keynote address at the 4th annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference to be held at Columbia University, New York City, November 7 and 8. Pursnani joins other distinguished industry leaders participating in the conference, including Audrey Zibelman, Chair of the New York Public Service Commission, Richenda Van Leeuwen, former head of Energy Access for the United Nations Foundation, and Ke Wei, Senior Policy Advisor for Energy, […]

IRENA Microgrid Reports at IOREC: Off-Grid Renewables Can Achieve 100% Energy Access

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3rd International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference in Nairobi to drive off-grid deployment worldwide More than 500 participants gathered in Nairobi September 30 for the opening of the third International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC). Organised by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the conference aimed to boost electricity access through the development of off-grid renewables. Today, roughly 15% of the world’s population lives without electricity, but off-grid solutions can provide an estimated 60%t […]

HOMER International Microgrid Conference & Other Event Updates

HOMER-Microgrid-Conference-New-YorkHOMER International Microgrid Conference 2016 to be held in NYC

HOMER International Microgrid Conference 2016, to take place November 7&8 in New York City, is finalizing speaker and agenda information. The conference offers two days worth of content  centered around this year’s theme, Microgrid Lessons from Global Markets.  The conference kicks off with a keynote speech, The New York Reforming Energy Vision Strategy, by Audrey Zibelman, chair of the New York Public Service Commission. After the keynote address, attendees  have  two educational morning  sessions, a networking lunch, and two […]

HOMER CEO Peter Lilienthal: Watch Interview on Asian Microgrid Market; Plan for Solar Power Int’l

HOMER CEO Peter Lilienthal gave an in-depth interview about the Asian microgrid market last month at Asian Utility Week (ASUW) 2016. In this video available on the Engerati YouTube channel, Lilienthal discusses the different Asian markets for microgrids and renewable energy, from areas having little or no energy infrastructure to those using fossil-fuel based energy sources in dealing with an unreliable grid, to developed countries looking for more resilient solutions. He explains recent […]

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

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 […]

Remote Area Power Supply Conference, Melbourne, Australia, March 22-23 2016

The 3rd Annual Remote Area Power Supply Conference will be held on the 22-23 March 2016 in Melbourne. The event will look at reducing the cost of off-grid energy and increasing supply security. This specialised industry forum provides a meeting place for industry stakeholders to share knowledge and experiences on traditional, hybrid and innovative power solutions in remote areas. The growing demand for electricity in off-grid and regional areas in Australia provides great […]