Call for Papers: Microgrid Deployment Forum

HOMER Energy will convene the Microgrid Deployment Forum 2013 in Cancun, Mexico, November 8 and 9 2013, in conjunction with the Solar World Congress, sponsored by the International Solar Energy Society.

The Microgrid Deployment Forum 2013 is a two-day event that carefully examines the business models, optimal technology mix, and critical steps for successfully deploying microgrid systems in remote, island, and off-grid environments. The emphasis is on refining the business model as well as effectively planning, designing, and deploying microgrids.

Although microgrid conferences are popping up more and more as the technology takes hold, HOMER Energy is uniquely positioned to offer a truly integrative educational microgrid experience, due to their long experience in and expertise with microgrid optimization. HOMER Energy’s goal with the forum is to enable the growth of the microgrid market, with practical, pragmatic discussions about and solutions to the issues involved in microgrid development.

The Forum will bring together project and technology developers, system owners and utilities, and other energy professionals from across the industry for in-depth information sharing and networking.

The market for remote, island, and off-grid systems is by far the largest microgrid sector worldwide. This is driven by the attractive financial returns from reducing diesel fuel consumption as advances in solar, wind, energy storage, and controls enable systems that are primarily powered by renewables. The drive to reduce CO2 emissions and achieve energy security and independence are also powering the growth of island and off-grid microgrids globally.

The Microgrid Deployment Forum offers an in-depth, methodical examination of the key imperatives for implementing cost effective microgrids within a remote, island, or off-grid environment. The program is closely tailored to walk attendees through the end-to-end process of planning and deploying a successful project.

Registrants will come away with a concrete understanding of the best practices, design tools, and technology strategies for deploying microgrid systems — reinforced by case study presentations of leading deployments from around the world. Ample time is reserved for networking with fellow project owners and industry colleagues.

Who Should Attend Microgrid Deployment Forum 2013?

  • Project developers and owners
    Who must evaluate how best to configure the technology mix and business model for their specific deployments
  • HOMER software users
    Who need to refine and deepen their use of the tool for hybrid systems design and evaluation
  • Network planners and utility professionals
    Who must understand the latest trials and deployments of microgrids, and how they interact with the larger grid
  • Campus network managers
    Who are charged with saving money while achieving higher levels of energy reliability, flexibility, and security
  • Military strategists
    For whom renewables-centric remote microgrids represent an opportunity to save lives
  • Hardware and software vendors
    Who need to stay abreast of the latest trends and market requirements in the remote, island, and off-grid microgrid sector
  • Investment and financial analysts
    Who are looking to identify and support high-potential microgrid opportunities

Industry practitioners, microgrid project managers, researchers, and executives who are interested in delivering a 25-minute presentation at the Forum are invited to submit a proposal no later than July 26, 2013. Special early bird rates are also available at the Microgrid Deployment Forum website –