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Microgrid Deployment Workshop Proceeedings Available

A sold out crowd attended a very full-day workshop in Barcelona, Spain, co-sponsored by HOMER Energy and Trama TecnoAmbiental. If you missed it, you can still get a copy of the proceedings through the Conference Website.

The meeting included participants from 28 countries and every aspect of the microgrid market. The focus was on sharing information and experiences in a market that holds great promise but is still emerging. more

IADB Launches Sustainable Energy for All in the Americans

The launch of the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All in the Americas will take place in Santiago, Chile, from October 15-17, 2014. The President of Chile, Ms. Michelle Bachelet will host the event, and Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, will present the most recent progress of the global initiative. HOMER Energy CEO Dr. Peter Lilienthal will be in attendance. more

Educators and Non-Profits: Free Visibility Opportunity

Educational institutions using HOMER in their coursework and non-profits using HOMER in their outreach have the opportunity for free click-through advertising in trial versions of HOMER Pro, the next edition of the HOMER software. If you are interested in learning more, we invite you to contact us at, and we'll be happy to send you the details.

HOMER Energy Announces HOMER Pro Release This Month

Microgrid News readers will be invited to download the trial version of HOMER Pro, the latest version of the HOMER software, beginning as early as next week. Watch your mailbox for this exciting announcement! Learn More

ComEd Awarded $1.2 Million Grant from U.S. DOE for Microgrid Controller

ComEd assembled a group of leading science and technology partners for the DOE proposal including Alstom Grid, Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois Institute of Technology, Microsoft, OSIsoft, Quanta Technologies, S&C Electric, Schneider Electric and University of Denver. . more

HOMER Energy Adds Northern Power Systems and Innovus Power as Partners

HOMER Energy recently added Northern Power Systems as a Gold Industry Partner and Innovus Power as a Silver Industry Partner to its growing network of microgrid-savvy partners. Northern Power Systems designs, manufactures, and sells wind turbines, and provides engineering development services and technology licenses for energy applications, into the global marketplace from its US headquarters and European offices. Innovus Power‘s prime power generator set (genset) is a fully integrated power generation system. It provides optimum performance and a greatly reduced Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) through Innovus Power’s Variable Speed Technology. more

Special Offer for Microgrid News Readers
Grid of the Future to be Discussed at Power Analytics Conference

Power Analytics Corporation has secured three highly-esteemed thought leaders from the energy sector as keynote speakers for the company’s 20/20 Vision-Driven Power Conference, October 21-23 in San Diego. The first 20 peopleto use code HOMER2020 will receive a special discount to the conference. more

Alliance for Rural Electrification

The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) is an international business association representing the decentralised energy sector working towards the integration of renewables into rural electrification markets in developing and emerging countries. more

HOMER Energy Suggests Four Major Microgrid Categories

HOMER Energy recently published a piece suggesting that training, certification, and value standards for microgrids could fit into 4 categories - based first on grid connectivity, and then on the degree of reliability required (for grid-connected systems) and whether or not a utility exists (for isolated systems). One of the great challenges facing the growing microgrid market is the wide range of applications, climates, cultures, resources, and costs associated with a highly dispersed market, and this classification represents a framework for both providers and users to fit themselves within. more

Meet HOMER Energy at the Following Live and Online Events:

  • Launch of the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All Americas -- October 15-17, Santiago, Chile

  • 20/20 Vision-Driven Power -- October 21-23, 2014. San Diego, California

  • Gold Industry Partner:

    Northern Power Systems

    Silver Industry Partners:

    ABB Microgrid Solutions
    Schneider Electric
    Trojan Battery
    American Vanadium

    Discover Energy
    Sustainable Power Systems

    Alpha Energy

    Bronze Industry Partners:

    Sustainable Power Systems

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