HOMER Energy invites you to join us for a workshop in Manila, Philippines on June 15, 2015 as part of the 2015 Asian Clean Energy Forum. The workshop is free for attendees of the ACEF. There are opportunities to both sponsor and speak at this event.
|Modeling Hybrid Renewable Microgrids with the HOMER Software
|June 15, 2015
|Free for Asian Clean Energy Forum attendees
Participants will learn about the state of the art in modeling the economics of microgrids.
This Deep Dive Workshop will be of interest to anyone involved with rural electrification, including utilities, equipment suppliers, project developers, governmental planners and regulators and community organizers.
This Deep Dive Workshop will explore the potential for combining renewable power with diesel generators. Diesel generators have been the default technology for expanding energy access in areas beyond the reach of existing grids. This has resulted in thousands of unsustainable power systems. Many of them can only supply power for a few hours a day. Larger diesel powered utility systems operate for 24 hours, but have burdensome operating costs. Smaller communities end up with no service because they are too small to support a diesel-powered system.
Hybrid renewable microgrids are a relatively new solution to these problems. They can be scaled down to the smallest communities that need access to modern energy. They are also a solution for multi-megawatt diesel utilities that want to reduce their operating costs. Energy access microgrids are smaller systems designed to provide power to communities that have had either no power in the past or limited energy access from informal part-time diesel generators or solar home systems. Diesel-powered utility systems typically provide 24-hour service, have multiple generating units and are managed by a professionally-staffed utility. This session will focus on the fuel-savings benefits of microgrids.
The workshop will consist of two sessions of 2 hours each, separated by a ½ hour networking break. The first session will be an extensive demonstration of the HOMER software and its use for microgrids for energy access and larger diesel-powered utilities. Participants will be encouraged to follow along on their own laptop computers with HOMER Pro installed (requires Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 8.1, and a free trial license is available for participants who wish do this).
The second session will consist of actual case studies of applications modeled with the HOMER software. They will be presented by a combination of users and HOMER Energy staff.
We will collect case study presentations from the 65,000 HOMER users who receive our newsletter. If you are interested in giving a presentation, please submit a brief email proposal regarding your case study – where it was done, main outcome, challenges, and other information that will help us understand. Send your proposal to .
HOMER Energy is the exclusive licensee for distributing, supporting, and enhancing the HOMER® software. The original developers of the HOMER software at the U.S. DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory founded HOMER Energy in 2009. The HOMER software has become the global standard for the design of hybrid renewable microgrids with over 120,000 users in 193 countries.