Introducing New HOMER® Front Modeling Software: Maximize the Revenue of Utility-Scale Energy Storage — Standalone or Hybrid

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Join presenters David Mintzer, Steffi Klawiter and Christina Duong as they illuminate the path to successfully designing complex, utility-scale hybrid and stand-alone energy storage projects. Get the presentation slide deck here and watch the recording below:

Utility-scale renewable energy project developers worldwide face growing competition amid the increasing need to supply clean energy reliably. By adding dispatchable resources and developing stand-alone storage projects, developers can offer new revenue generating services and strengthen system reliability.  But economic success requires optimizing numerous techno-economic variables — like variable generation, fluctuating energy markets, decreasing battery capacity and long-term service.

The challenge calls for a tool that rapidly simulates complex variables and provides accurate results. HOMER Front provides the solution.

In this information-packed webinar you will discover:

  • The critical role of hybrid and stand-alone energy storage in the clean energy transition
  • How HOMER Front empowers you to successfully address the challenges of
    • Serving multiple market factors including PPAs, capacity markets and energy markets
    • Determining the optimal system’s battery size, chemistry and augmentation strategy
    • Assessing economic viability of a project
    • Designing and optimizing a system to maximize revenue
  • The value of robust battery modeling capabilities

David Mintzer — Director, Energy Storage Advisory Services, UL Renewables

David Mintzer has been with UL for two years and leads UL’s North American energy storage advisory group.  For the last 16 years he has served in the solar and storage industry in roles focused on product development, business development and project finance. During this time, he built approximately 750 MW of projects.  David was a UL client before joining the team. Today his goal is to provide objectivity and transparency for his clients and to help them execute on their projects.

Steffi Klawiter – Product Manager, Hybrids, UL Renewables

Steffi Klawiter is the product manager for the HOMER Software suite, which is used globally in three key markets: microgrids, distributed energy resources, and – now with HOMER Front – utility-scale renewable + storage projects. As product manager, Steffi works between the project developers and the UL software development team to set the roadmap and deliver industry-leading software to renewable and storage project developers worldwide. Steffi continues to be inspired by distributed energy, microgrids and utility-scale hybrid projects around the world.

Christina Duong — Energy Market Specialist, UL Renewables

Christina Duong is the subject matter expert for power market advisory at UL. She specializes in the utility-scale renewables industry and provides insights on market rules and opportunities for projects across independent system operators (ISO)/regional transmission organizations (RTO). She supports a range of projects for independent power producers, developers, financial institutions and utilities. Prior to joining UL, Duong worked on the market monitoring and design teams at New York Independent System Operator. She evaluated new projects entering the bulk electric market as well as existing resources that noticed market exit and led efforts for market rule reform in mitigation and market participation, specifically for renewables and hybrid resources.


  1. Dear Sir / Madam,
    We are working here in UAE for Solar projects, here the system we introduce is PV with Genset Hybrid system, but we are facing problem to operate the system because the machines at production line in the factory has some sequence due to keep the standard for their products. The standard like to provide a constant temperature so if to keep a set constant temperature for product the machine must switch off when the temperature raise from that set temperature value, and switch on again if the temperature degrade from that set value.
    So the frequently switch on and off makes a problem and the consequences are that the consumption of fuel got higher.
    So can you tackle this problem.

    1. Hi Waqarul,
      We provide consulting services at a very reasonable rate. I will pass this along to our support team and ask them to contact you with some suggestions.
      Also would it make sense to get help from the generator manufacturer – or maybe you have already tried that?
      All the best,
      Lili Francklyn

  2. Je suis ingénieur au ministère de l’énergie et j’ai été respectivement directeur de l’énergie solaire puis directeur général des énergies renouvelables ou nous avons conduit l’élaboration d’une feuille de route pour le développement du stockage d’énergie au Burkina Faso

    1. Dear Kibsa,
      Please let us know if you are interested in using HOMER Front (utility-scale) or other HOMER software (C&I) to develop energy storage+renewables projects in Burkina Faso. HOMER Energy / UL can assist with this process.

      Wishing you all the best,
      Lili Francklyn

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