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HOMER Energy Annual Conference to Explore “Microgrids and the Transition to Distributed Energy” October 8-10 in San Diego

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    Boulder, CO, September 12, 2018 — The 6th annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference will take place in San Diego, California from October 8-10, and will present thought leaders from around the world discussing the rapid evolution of microgrids and the implications for solar EPCs, energy developers, electricity consumers, and utilities. 

    Keynote speakers will include Karl R. Rábago, Executive Director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center in New York; John Exel, Senior Energy Specialist at the World Bank Group; Peter Asmus, Director of Research at Navigant, and Peter Lilienthal, CEO of HOMER Energy. They will discuss emerging regulatory environments for microgrids, new prospects for energy access in the developing world that are enabled by microgrids, and microgrid market predictions. 

    “We are seeing remarkable growth and transition in microgrid markets from energy access in the developing world, where the HOMER software has been a major player for over two decades, to the developed world, where we are seeing new value propositions for microgrids every day,” states Dr. Lilienthal, HOMER Energy founder and CEO. “There is a lot of knowledge we can apply from the developing world experience, and we hope our conference will make a valuable contribution to the cross-fertilization of those ideas.”

    The conference will provide ample opportunities for participants to network, collaborate, and learn about the latest developments in the microgrid industry. Presented by Distributed Energy, the HOMER International Microgrid conference will take place at a stunning beachfront getaway, the Paradise Point Resort & Spa on San Diego’s Mission Bay.

    Primary educational tracks will include discussions of new approaches to microgrids for arctic and island environments as well as for energy access, innovations in microgrid controls, the role of regulation in the microgrid industry, and a special focus on case studies of microgrids in California, a national leader in microgrid development and distributed power. 

    Conference presentations are designed to highlight the the latest digital technology and innovations and the extraordinarily wide range of microgrid business opportunities around the world, from grid-connected projects in urban areas to low cost mini-grids in developing countries. Speakers will profile microgrid projects from a variety of regions including Africa, Chile, Australia, the Caribbean, Canada, Alaska, Europe and the United States. 

    The conference includes a pre-conference tour of an exemplary local microgrid at the University of California San Diego on October 7th, and an optional full day of training in HOMER Energy software on October 10th. The 6th Annual HOMER International Microgrid conference is a must-attend event for all distributed energy and microgrid professionals as they gather to advance the growing microgrid systems market.

    Visit the conference website,, to learn more and to register.

    About HOMER Energy

    Founded in 2009 by Peter Lilienthal, Ph.D., and Marilyn Walker, Ph.D., Boulder, Colorado-based HOMER Energy is the developer and distributor of the HOMER software - HOMER Pro and HOMER Grid. HOMER® Pro is the global standard for modeling complex off-grid and grid-tied distributed energy systems. HOMER Grid, aimed at the solar+storage market, helps commercial and industrial customers design distributed energy systems that will save on electricity bills and lower their carbon footprint  With over 200,000 users in more than 190 countries, HOMER is the global standard for microgrid and distributed energy resource (DER) decision analysis and feasibility studies. HOMER Energy provides software, training, and consulting services that identify how to build cost-effective and reliable power systems that combine conventional and renewable power, storage, and load management. Its mission of “Clean Power Everywhere” embodies the company’s goal to be the foremost provider of solutions for clean, affordable energy worldwide.  Learn more at or call 720-565-4046. Follow us on Twitter @HOMEREnergy, LinkedIn, and Facebook.


    Marilyn Walker


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