HOMER Conference

Design and Feasibility Comparison of On- and Off-Grid Hybrid EV Charging Stations in India

The electrification of India’s transportation sector is critical if the country is to meet its climate goals. Professor Venkatesh Boddapati has been modeling EV charging stations that use renewable energy to find out the most optimal configurations. Don’t miss his presentation at the HOMER Energy by UL’s 9th annual HOMER Microgrid and Hybrid Power International conference.

Navigating the Challenges of Grid Interconnection on the Island of Curaçao

Microgrid News spoke with Michael Ginsberg of Bowman Consulting to explore some of the challenges involved in connecting DER-powered facilities to the grid. Michael will discuss his experience with grid integration of renewable energy on the Caribbean island of Curaçao. Join us to hear about his findings at HOMER Energy by UL’s 9th Annual HOMER Microgrid and Hybrid Power International, during the Island Power: Renewables for Diesel-Powered Utilities session on October 14th at 8 am, MDT.

From Conventional Power Plants to Hybrid Power and Microgrids: An Interview with Dino Ablakovic, Siemens Energy

Fossil-based power plants are adding renewable energy resources, storage and hydrogen, and being reconfigured as microgrids or grid-tied hybrid power plants. One company working on that challenge is Siemens Energy. We spoke with Siemens Microgrid Product Manager Dino Ablakovic about his work and upcoming presentation for the 9th Annual HOMER Microgrid and Hybrid Power International conference held on Oct. 12-14, 2021.

Looking to the Past to Predict the Future of Microgrid Markets

By studying historic drivers and evaluating current market indicators, Wood Mackenzie researcher Isaac Maze-Rothstein has gathered key insights related to microgrid markets in both the US and Kenya. He and colleague Benjamin Attia have mapped out an overview of what the future may look like for these markets. They will present their findings at the 8th annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference on October 12.

Foundational Support: Vallecito Energy Storage Resilience Project Lays the Groundwork for a Larger Renewables-Based System

An exciting energy storage installation in the Goleta Load Pocket, a highly vulnerable 70-mile transmission area in Southern California, will provide resilience in the form of 40 MWh of utility-scale energy storage. The Vallecito Energy Storage Resilience project will not only provide an energy storage foundation for a future community microgrid, but it lays the groundwork for a more resilient energy network in a region hard-hit by natural disasters.

HOMER Training: The Roadmap to Better System Modeling and a Sustainable Future

HOMER Energy by UL’s educational curriculum covers all of the essential skills needed to analyze distributed generation and microgrid projects and get the most out of the software. Senior Engineer, Head of Professional Services, and Lead Trainer Aleph Baumbach and his team tailor sessions to address each audience’s needs and support individual projects with hands-on training. Baumbach’s enthusiasm for developing a better path to sustainability is infectious.

How to Adapt Microgrids to New Constraints Brought on by the Novel Coronavirus

The challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic make it more critical than ever to ensure that businesses have abundant, continuous power. Project developers can prepare businesses by equipping them with smart energy management systems that allow for remote commissioning, autonomous control, and reliable off-site monitoring and data logging.

Extending Battery Life with Control Strategies: An Interview with Jonathan Schulte

Jonathan Schulte explores the ways in which microgrid control methods informed by forecast-based algorithms can extend battery life and decrease operational costs. He will present his research at the 8th annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference in October. Schulte and his team have developed a method for reducing the average state of charge of lithium-based battery systems and decreasing the time the battery spends in a fully charged state—both of which lead to longer battery lifetimes without impacting the system performance.

Flow Batteries: Technology Synergies Will Provide Grid Stabilization

Flow batteries are considered excellent choice for large-scale energy storage projects for a number of reasons, but primarily because they can cycle for multiple short periods daily, for about 30 years while maintaining an even performance. The Energy Superhub Oxford will install the UK’s first transmission-connected battery, a lithium-ion/vanadium flow battery, sited at National Grid’s Cowley Substation.

Registration Now Open for Virtual 8th Annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference

Registration is now open for the 8th annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference, taking place online October 12-16, 2020. Attendance is free for this five-day virtual event, with online sessions led by global industry experts who will explore the rapidly changing world of microgrids and distributed energy resources.

HOMER Conference Sponsorships are Available

Join us at the virtual 8th Annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference as a Sponsor! Taking place via online sessions October 12-16 and free to attendees, the HOMER conference will attract a broad range of participants involved in every aspect of the fast-growing microgrid industry. Don’t miss the opportunity to get your brand and your work in front of the world’s foremost microgrid and distributed energy experts:

8th Annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference: Virtual

HOMER Energy is pleased to announce that the 8th Annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference will take place virtually this fall, as a series of online events that will be announced soon. We look forward to involving even more people than are usually able to attend our conference. We will celebrate our new way of connecting as we share the latest innovations in microgrid development: