icon HOMER Front Version History

This page contains the version history for HOMER Front.

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March 31st, 2022 Release
    Features
  • Dispatch change for multiple energy markets
  • Wind modeling, including Production Tax Incentive
  • Enhancements & Fixes
    In the Simulation Results
    • Issue with operating expenses
    In the Detailed Results Views
    • Issue with axis labels in the Cash Flow view
    • Issue with units on the tooltip of the box and whisker chart in the Storage view
    • Enhancement to storage results metrics, adding energy storage revenue and
    • exports to each market, in the Storage View
    • Enhancements to the zoom functionality and custom colors for data in the
    • Timeseries viewer
    • Issue with axis and legend labels on the Revenue view
    • Issue with clipped energy and operating expenses listed in the Summary view
    • Issue displaying the last year in the Pro Forma view
    In the inputs
    • Enhancement to allow negative inflation rate
    • Enhancement to include additional storage types, specifically smaller modules
    • Issue with battery specifications for the 4MWh battery fixed
    • Enter storage in $/kWh instead of $/unit for the Cost Sensitivity Analysis
    • Custom escalation table hides when disabled
    • Loading icon while importing load data
    • Enhancement to the 12x24 chart to display month and time
    • Corrections and enhancements with in-app help
    • Enhancement to the price import for displaying negative prices

February 9th, 2022 Release
    Features
  • Capacity market program season is set with monthly price; storage must not remain at 100% state of charge during the entire season.
  • Sample file
  • Display storage assumptions in the inputs and results views
  • PVsyst import enhancements
  • Enhancements to results views to report on Time of Delivery Power Purchase Agreement

January 27th, 2022 Release
    Features
  • Ability to import a custom storage file (.xml format)
  • Ability to have random events for capacity market events correlate with high prices periods
  • Additional results view and export capability for the ‘Pro Forma’ information

January 1, 2022 Core Features of General Availability Release Applications
  • Energy markets
  • Capacity market, also known as Resource Adequacy
  • Time of delivery, power purchase agreement
  • Equipment
  • AC vs DC coupling
  • Interconnection limit
  • Solar
    • HOMER PV production calculator
    • PV production import feature
    • Cost sensitivity analysis
    • Cost breakdown
    • PV degradation
    • Solar-dedicated converter
    • Resource database
    • Resource upload
    Storage
    • Generic component library
    • Custom battery specification import
    • Cost sensitivity analysis
    • Cost breakdown
    • Augmentation price decline
    • Augmentation degradation limit
    • Storage-dedicated converter
  • Incentives (ITC, MACRS, Bonus Depreciation)
  • Additional project economics
  • Results View
  • Sensitivity Results table
  • Optimization Results table
  • Simulation Results views
    • Summary view
    • Solar view
    • Storage view
    • Augmentation view
    • Revenue view
    • Cash flow view
    • Pro Forma view with export
    • Timeseries view with export