News, trends, and advances in microgrids, by HOMER Energy
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Welcome to Microgrid News & Insight 2.0!

The microgrid world is growing and changing, and so is Microgrid News & Insight. We've made some updates to improve readability and navigation, and we have new writers creating timely content. As the newsletter's new editor, I'd love to hear from you about the types of content you'd like to see included in future issues. ~Osie (editor)
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Save the date: HOMER microgrid conference

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. This is HOMER Energy’s 4th International Conference focused on bringing together the experts from around the world with experience in designing and running microgrids.

Energy Modernization Act hits, misses

The US Senate has passed a bipartisan “Energy Modernization Act.” Despite its many shortcomings, the one feature particularly noteworthy is the inclusion of microgrids as part of the future US energy solution. The bill includes both basic electricity delivery in remote communities and resilience for grid-connected communities.

Startup broadens solar access with P2P energy exchange


Back in the 1990s, the advent of peer-to-peer (P2P) computing sites turned reproduction and distribution of music, TV shows, and films upside down. A small Brooklyn startup is now looking to do the same for electricity.

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5th MIREC Week coming to Mexico

The 5th annual MIREC Week (May 16-20, 2016) hosts electricity revolution leaders at the forefront of designing Mexico’s New Energy System. HOMER Energy’s Peter Lilienthal will be presenting. Use HOMER10 discount code when registering for a 10% saving off registration. 

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DR program uses smart-grid technology

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative’s new demand response program takes advantage of internet-connected water heaters, space heaters and air conditioners in homes and businesses. NHEC is using this access to members’ most electricity-consuming appliances as part of its bid to incorporate consumer DR into its operations.

Black & Veatch HQ microgrid earns Edison Award

HOMER partner firm Black & Veatch’s corporate campus microgrid has been selected for a Gold Edison Award. The system generates electricity through a combination of natural gas, solar energy, geothermal and battery storage. The microgrid provides enough clean energy to run the headquarters’ 12,000-square-foot pavilion.

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May 2016


May 16-20, 2016
Mexico City, Mexico 

Asian Utility Week 2016

May 31-June 1 2016
Bangkok, Thailand

Asia Clean Energy Forum 2016

June 6-10, 2016
Manila, The Philippines

HOMER International Microgrid Conference 2016

November 7-8, 2016
New York, NY, USA

















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