Renewable Energy is one of the most urgent challenges of this century that the world must address. The scientific community is unanimous in telling us that if we do not rapidly switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy, there is a danger that global warming will pass a tipping point beyond which uncontrollable feedback loops will lead to drastically increased temperatures.
With this in mind, the 2018 Renewable Energy and Smart Grid (ICT) Conference being held under the theme: “Energy Resilience and Independence”, will gather researchers, thought leaders, utility and energy professionals and vendors and provide them with a unique platform to delve deeply into renewable energy and resilience from both a global and a regional perspective.
This conference is being strategically aligned with our CARILEC Renewable Energy Community (CAREC) platform current initiative to drive more knowledge, sharing and collaboration in the region’s energy sphere.
The Conference will feature interactive-style workshops, networking opportunities, peer-to-peer learning and practical demonstrations of renewable energy best practice, resiliency planning, CARILEC Renewable Energy Community, and disaster management. It will also serve as a space for women professionals to connect with each other under the CARILEC & Women in Energy (WIRE) Strategic Partnership.
To join us at this prestigious event from 23-27 September, 2018 in Miami contact our Marketing and Member Services Department today for further information on how you can attend email@example.com or visit www.carilec.org.
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- Energy leaders and experts
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- International Organizations and Academia
- Students ( Get 50% off the regular rate!)
- Vendors of Products and Services
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Sunday 23rd September 2018 to Thursday 27th September 2018 , 7:30am to 8:00pm
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Title: Where the Customer and the Utility Meet: Integrating Renewables in Island Grids with the HOMER Software
Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m
Rate: USD $100: Conference Delegates
Rate: US $50: Students Only (Student ID Required)
Renewable energy, and in particular solar, is an important piece of island nations' plans to reduce and stabilize electricity prices, as well as critical for meeting national goals for resiliency. However, utilities tasked with implementing these goals are confronted with unique technical and economic challenges for installing renewable energy and batteries in their grids. At the same time, on the other-side of the customer meter, utility customers are installing renewable technologies and creating further challenges for traditional utility models.
In this interactive course, we will explore how technical constraints and economic limits affect island grid generation choices. We will provide participants with tools to evaluate the impacts of renewable energy and storage technologies on island utility grids. By the end of the course, we will have explored tools for understanding and communicating the impacts of renewable energy and storage for island utility systems to reduce costs and improve resiliency. We will also briefly explore the potential for customers in an island utility grid to use distributed energy resource (DER) for behind-the-meter resiliency and cost-savings.
This interactive course will use the HOMER software suite to explore the design, benefits, and challenges of these systems. It will familiarize you with the HOMER software's proven simulation-optimization-sensitivity analysis paradigm to allow you to get familiar with the use of solar and storage in island utility grids.
The course is suitable for people who want to gain practical, hands-on experience designing those systems, as well as those who simply wish to become more knowledgeable on the benefits and challenges of renewable technologies in islands. If you wish to participate hands-on, a copy of the HOMER software suite will be provided for you to use on your own Windows-compatible laptop.
- Learn techniques for modelling electricity supply options in island settings
- Simulate a basic island grid powered by diesel
quantify the impact of solar photovoltaics, and optimize the size based on technical constraints and economic benefits.
- Model the benefits of storage for fuel efficiency, reserve support, and renewable integration
- Explore different options for dispatching diesel generators with renewables and storage
- Evaluate the impact of changing fuel prices and equipment costs on solar and storage in an island grid
- Understand how customer-sited distributed generation and storage would interact with a utility grid
- Explore the impact of tariffs and regulations on customer DER choice
- Learn new tools to rapidly assess island energy options, with a focus on the HOMER software suite
Facilitator: John Glassmire, Director of Energy Engineering, HOMER Energy
- ABB Inc
- American Wire Group
- Antigua Power Company
- Asante Energy
- Association of Caribbean States
- Belize Electricity Limited
- BMR Energy
- Clinton Climate Initiative
- Clinton Foundation
- Core Development Group
- DHYBRID Power Systems GmbH
- Energy Dynamics Limited
- Enernet Global
- EZ Meter
- FortisTCI Limited
- The Government of St. Lucia
- Grenada Electricity Services Ltd
- Guyana Power and Light Inc
- Guyana Tourism Authority
- Haugland Energy
- Jamaica Public Service Company
- LED Roadway Lighting Ltd
- Mauritius Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities
- Momentum Logistics
- Motor-Services Hugo Stamp
- Mustique Company Ltd.
- National Utilities Regulatory Commission
- NepCol International LLC
- Nevis Island Administration, Department of Physical Planning and Environment
- N.V. Energiebedrijven Suriname
- OECS Commission
- OneGRID Corp
- Organisation of Caribbean Utility Regulators
- Power Delivery Products
- Power Producers & Distributors Inc
- Primordial Engineering and Consultancy Ltd.
- Renewable Climate Honduras
- Rocky Mountain Institute
- Saft America, Inc.
- St. Eustatius Utility Company
- St. Vincent Electricity Services Ltd
- Tantalus Systems
- Temporal Power
- The Barbados Light & Power Company
- The University of the West Indies
- TUGLIQ Energie S.A.R.F.
- United Nations Development Program
- Virgin Islands Water And Power Authority
- WorleyParsons Trinidad Limited