From Canada to the Caribbean: HOMER Heads North, West, & South for Upcoming Events

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 & storage trade show, Solar Power International & Energy Storage International hosts 18,000+ attendees and 650+ exhibitors from more than 110 countries. Visit us at the HOMER Energy booth (booth #6520).

HOMER Energy’s John Glassmire will be presenting “Economic Analysis and Design Optimization for Peak Shaving Applications” at the SPI Technical Symposium Monday, September 11, 3:10pm – 3:30pm at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Ocean Side B.

In addition, HOMER Energy is participating in SPI’s Poster Presentation and Reception. As part of SPI’s educational content, educational posters will be presented throughout the conference in the education corridor, near the walkway to the Westgate Hotel. The presentations will feature 80 individual posters that address innovative solar projects, research, and educational programs.

Attend the Poster Reception on Tuesday, September 13 at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm to network and speak one-on-one with other SPI attendees and poster representatives. Register for SPI here.

Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF)

HOMER Energy is a proud sponsor of CREF, a conference connecting governments, utilities, multilaterals, and investors who explore opportunities to ramp up clean-energy across the Caribbean. Come visit our booth at CREF 2017 on October 18-20 in Miami, FL. 

The Caribbean is transitioning away from a decade-long discussion around how to enable a resilient energy matrix, to one focused squarely on how to procure, finance and build world-class clean energy projects in the Caribbean. Reflecting the new era, CREF 2017 will feature a full day of interactive project showcases, awards for project excellence, a day-long workshop on renewable integration, and a focus on critical themes such as new sources of financing, the implementation of storage, driving down project soft costs, and more. Last year, delegates from 50 countries participated in the conference, which featured 100 speakers across multiple tracks. More than 50 sponsors, exhibitors, and partners have joined the roster of CREF supporters this year.

On Thursday, October 19 at 11:30 am, HOMER Energy’s founder and CEO Dr. Peter Lilienthal will bring his expertise to a session on benchmarking clean energy progress. Register for CREF here.

Renewables in Remote Microgrids/Communities

The 3rd annual Renewables in Remote Microgrids/Communities conference is a unique opportunity supporting information sharing, innovative thinking, and discussions on financial capacity and human capacity issues — critical factors facing renewable energy deployment in Canada’s remote Indigenous communities. This year’s event will showcase the momentum building in this area and provide an opportunity to collaboratively discuss how to unlock the business cases for clean energy projects and the Indigenous community capacity required to do so.

The conference will focus on two critical dimensions of advancing clean energy systems: financial capacity and human capacity, providing further direction as to what financial mechanisms and human capacity programs will enable continued success. HOMER Energy Founder and CEO Peter Lilienthal will be leading a workshop to introduce community stakeholders to design with HOMER Pro, and will be providing guidance on remote microgrid design during the duration of the conference.

This year’s conference is expected to attract 200 participants, including Indigenous community leaders, and representatives from provincial/ territorial and federal governments, academia and researchers, non-profits, the financial sector and renewable energy industries. More details and agendas are available here.