Participants who are new to HOMER or who wish to take their understanding of HOMER to a new level can participate in a full day of training by the HOMER staff, including our entire training staff who will be dedicated to the conference. The training day has an optional fee, and includes lunch and a full series of breaks. There are two tracks to choose from:
Foundations of HOMER will familiarize participants with HOMER’s user interface and the simulation-optimization-sensitivity analysis paradigm to allow them to begin using HOMER independently for small systems. By the end of the Foundations course, participants will have simulated a diesel generator system with and without batteries for an isolated off-grid application, optimized the system design by adding solar panels, explored the sensitivity of the optimal system design to interest rate and diesel fuel cost assumptions, and explored the implications of 100% renewable systems. Users will also design distributed solar+storage systems interconnected with a utility grid. Attendees will learn not only how to analyze these systems, but gain tools for communicating their findings with others.
Advanced HOMER Topics is a series of four 1.5 hour sessions, each on a different advanced topic. The specific advanced courses will include:
(1) modeling larger systems with multiple diesels,
(2) thermal loads, combined heat and power,
(3) advanced grid modeling techniques, and
(4) advanced wind, solar, and custom renewable component modeling.
If you have an advanced topic you would like to see covered that is not in this list, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and let us know (1) what you would like to see covered, and (2) which topic you would prefer it to replace. We can adjust the topics based on preference.
Requirements: Trainees will need to bring a Windows laptop with the most recent version of HOMER Pro installed. Course participants who do not own a HOMER Pro license will be provided with a training license. Free trial licenses will also be sufficient for the training.
HOMER Energy is the world’s leading microgrid modeling software company. The HOMER (Hybrid Optimization of Multiple Energy Resources) software identifies alternatives for cost-effective and reliable microgrids that combine traditionally generated power, renewable energy, storage, and load management.
We’ve worked in the microgrid industry before it was even an industry. Since 2009, in addition to our microgrid modeling software, our team has provided consulting services related to policies, economics, and technologies of renewable and distributed power. We often speak at conferences about microgrids, renewable energy sources, and hybrid power systems as well as work one-on-one with global business leaders in renewable and distributed power.
The power of HOMER is unparalleled. Our microgrid modeling software can play a crucial role in helping new technologies understand how they can best operate in the world’s changing landscape.