November 8-9, 2013    |   Cancún   |   Mexico

image The market for remote, island, and off-grid systems is by far the largest microgrid sector worldwide. This is driven by the attractive financial returns from reducing diesel fuel consumption as advances in solar, wind, energy storage, and controls enable systems that are primarily powered by renewables. The drive to reduce CO2 emissions and achieve energy security and independence are also powering the growth of island and off-grid microgrids globally.

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➨    The market for remote microgrids worldwide is projected to grow from 349 megawatts of generation capacity in 2011 to more than 1.1 gigawatts by 2017 -- a level equal to all other sectors combined.*

➨     Revenue growth in the remote microgrid market is projected to reach $10.2 billion by 2017


The Microgrid Deployment Workshop 2013 is a two-day program that carefully examines the business models, optimal technology mix, and critical steps for successfully deploying microgrid systems in remote, island, and off-grid environments. The emphasis is on refining the business model as well as effectively planning, designing, and deploying microgrids.

The Workshop will bring together project and technology developers, system owners and utilities, and other energy professionals from across the industry for in-depth information sharing and networking.

The first day consists of a series of panel sessions that systematically analyze the key steps and requirements for deploying hybrid energy microgrid systems. The second day consists of case studies in the morning and an in-depth, hands-on training session in the afternoon focused on the use of HOMER Energy software for the design of such systems.

The Microgrid Deployment Workshop immediately follows the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) Solar World Congress 2013. ISES believes that microgrids are a key aspect of renewable energy development in the region and is pleased to have HOMER Energy provide this Workshop as an added benefit to Congress attendees wishing to learn more about this topic. Registration discounts are available for attendees who wish to attend both programs.
Don't miss this opportunity to:

  • Refine your business model and technology strategy for your island / remote scenario.
  • Learn from industry leaders about what works, what doesn't in implementing an off-grid solution
  • Examine the experiences and lessons learned to date from leading remote microgrid projects around the world
  • Network with key technology innovators and solution providers to identify the correct strategy
  • Meet with project owners, developers, and financial professionals who are looking to deploy microgrid projects around the world
  • Deepen your ability to use the HOMER software tool for designing and optimizing your specific project

    A Focused Educational and Networking Opportunity

    The Microgrid Deployment Forum offers an in-depth, methodical examination of the key imperatives for implementing cost effective microgrids within a remote, island, or off-grid environment. The program is closely tailored to walk attendees through the end-to-end process of planning and deploying a successful project.

    Registrants will come away with a concrete understanding of the best practices, design tools, and technology strategies for deploying microgrid systems -- reinforced by case study presentations of leading deployments from around the world. Ample time is reserved for networking with fellow project owners and industry colleagues.

    Who Should Attend?

    • Project developers and owners
      Who must evaluate how best to configure the technology mix and business model for their specific deployments

    • HOMER software users
      Who need to refine and deepen their use of the tool for hybrid systems design and evaluation

    • Network planners and utility professionals
      Who must understand the latest trials and deployments of microgrids, and how they interact with the larger grid

    • Campus network managers
      Who are charged with saving money while achieving higher levels of energy reliability, flexibility, and security

    • Military strategists
      For whom renewables-centric remote microgrids represent an opportunity to save lives

    • Hardware and software vendors
      Who need to stay abreast of the latest trends and market requirements in the remote, island, and off-grid microgrid sector

    • Investment and financial analysts
      Who are looking to identify and support high-potential microgrid opportunities

    Connect with key players in the island / remote microgrid sector. Contact us to get involved!

    *From Remote Microgrids: Village Power Systems, Weak Grid Island Systems, Industrial Remote Mine Systems, and Mobile Military Microgrids - Market Analysis and Forecasts (Navigant Research, 2012)

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