Registration open for virtual Microgrid and Hybrid Power International Conference

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Registration is now open for the ninth annual Microgrid and Hybrid Power International Conference, which will occur virtually between Oct. 12-14, 2021, according to HOMER Energy by UL. HOMER Microgrid and Hybrid Power International’s (HMHI) updated conference name reflects the ever-expanding role of hybrid power as the world transitions to clean energy and carbon-neutralizing technologies. The new name also honors the upcoming second anniversary of HOMER Energy becoming part of UL, the global safety science leader. The connection with UL brings deep expertise in renewables and energy storage.

HMHI 2021 brings together a global community of microgrid and hybrid power experts, project developers, equipment suppliers, financiers and sustainability leaders to advance high-quality, affordable microgrids and distributed energy systems. Attendees will gain practical and technical insights into off-grid, remote and grid-tied systems globally via knowledge-sharing presentations, in-depth discussions with industry leaders and the exploration of real-world examples of diverse hybrid power applications and value propositions.

This year’s conference theme, Powering the New EnergyWorld, includes six separate sessions over three days:

  • Session 1: An introduction and market assessment
  • Session 2: Utility-scale renewables
  • Session 3: Off-grid systems
  • Session 4: Commercial and industrial (C&I) behind-the-meter projects and EV charging
  • Session 5: Island power
  • Session 6: Innovative energy and resource technologies

Conference organizer HOMER Energy by UL is the developer and distributor of HOMER software, the global standard for energy modeling tools that analyze solar plus storage microgrids and hybrid power systems. UL acquired HOMER Energy in December 2020.

“Since we started the conference nine years ago, it has been a welcome opportunity for people on the forefront of microgrids and hybrid power to learn from each another,” said Peter Lilienthal, UL’s global microgrid lead and founder of HOMER Energy by UL. Lilienthal holds a Doctor of Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

“With the increasing need for resilience, demand-charge reduction and participation in energy markets, hybrid power systems have emerged worldwide as the energy solution of choice. We hope you’ll join us to explore the rapidly evolving use of on- and off-grid microgrids and hybrid power,” Lilienthal said.

Speakers at HOMER Microgrid and Hybrid Power International

Twenty-nine international speakers will present at HMHI 2021, including Peter Asmus, research director, Guidehouse Insights; Cameron Brooks, executive director, Think Microgrid; David Mintzer, head of Microgrid Advisory Services, UL; Natalia Bitenc, renewable and sustainability analyst, Mercados Aries, UPM – CIEMAT – UTE; Elad Orian, co-founder and general manager, Comet-ME; and Peter Lilienthal, global microgrid lead, UL. To register, head to the HOMER Microgrid and Hybrid Power International website.

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