On the HOMER InternationaI Microgrid Conference (HIMC2017) “bonus day,” HOMER Energy invited attendees to tour a number of microgrid-related facilities in the Denver area. I was lucky enough to attend all three tours along with microgrid industry professionals from around the world. The highlight for me was the last tour of the day, a visit to a solar testing facility near Denver International Airport.
The future of energy starts with a fundamental transition from a centralized structure dependent on fossil generation to a distributed structure relying mostly on renewable generation. This transition means a large number of small projects instead of a small number of large projects. And you, HOMER users, are the vanguard of this transition.
To ‘fuel’ this future, the grid-connected world can learn a lot of lessons from international (and Alaskan) experience with off-grid and isolated systems, which were the topics of many of the sessions held at HIMC2017. I’m going to talk about 6 such lessons.
We’re just catching up from HOMER Energy‘s HOMER International Microgrid Conference (HIMC2017), which took place this week near our home base, in Denver, Colorado. Approximately 200 attendees participated in presentations about new technologies and industry developments, panel discussions covering on-grid and off-grid topics and including case studies from the Pacific Islands, Haiti, Alaska, and other locations around the world. We’re planning a series of upcoming blog posts here at Microgrid News & Insight, covering […]
With its extreme weather and remote communities, Alaska has much to teach the world about microgrids. Industry leaders gathered in Denver next week for the 5th annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference (HIMC2017) can gain valuable insight on Alaska, the “first frontier” of hybrid microgrids. Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski will introduce a panel on remote Alaskan microgrids via video link. Senator Murkowski co-authored the widely supported bipartisan Energy and Natural Resources Act in July, […]
I’m just back from the incredible experience of participating in Solar Power International (we’ll write more about that soon) and can hardly believe it’s already time for our own premier gathering of microgrid industry leaders. The 5th Annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference (HIMC2017) is less than a week away, and I’m really excited about our agenda and the impact of taking part in such an inspiring and educational experience. I hope you’re reading […]
HOMER Energy is traveling all over this September and October to participate in some industry-leading events. In addition to our own 5th annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference in Denver, Colorado, September 18-19, we’ll be heading to: Solar Power International (SPI), Las Vegas, Nevada, September 10-13. Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF), Miami, Florida, October 18-20. Renewables in Remote Microgrids/Communities conference, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada, October 23-26. Solar Power International (SPI) North America’s largest solar […]
After the speakers, sessions, events, and trainings wrap up at the 5th annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference (HIMC2017) next month, conference attendees have the option of one more incredible day of learning and fun before heading back home and back to work. The HIMC “Bonus Day,” taking place September 21, 2017, in Denver, Colorado, is a unique opportunity to learn about some of the leading renewable energy organization headquartered here in the “Front […]
Kicking off next month’s 5th annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference (HIMC2017) is a keynote presentation everyone in the microgrid industry should hear. Bob Stojanovic, Director of Microgrids in North America, ABB, shares his unique perspective on “Enabling and Optimizing Distributed Generation, from Remote Villages to the Modern Macrogrid,” to conference attendees at the Embassy Suites, Denver, Colorado.
On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, The HOMER International Microgrid Conference (HIMC2017) offers optional all-day HOMER Pro® training. Participants new to HOMER Pro, or who wish to take their understanding of HOMER Pro to a new level, can participate in a full day of training by HOMER Energy’s training staff. There are two tracks to choose from: Foundations of HOMER Pro will familiarize participants with HOMER Pro’s user interface and the simulation-optimization-sensitivity analysis paradigm to allow […]
The agenda for HIMC2017, which will take place in Denver, Colorado, September 18-20, 2017, promises to be the most robust, exciting, and relevant yet for this 5th annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference. This year’s event focuses on “Microgrid Lessons from Global Markets,” including on- and off-grid applications, innovative technologies, economics, and specific case studies of Alaskan and island microgrid projects — all led by the most prominent experts in their fields. Following are […]