Boulder, CO, July 22, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- HOMER Energy, developer of the industry-leading HOMER® software for modeling hybrid renewable energy systems, has announced that Audrey Zibelman, Commissioner of the New York State Public Service Commission, will give a keynote address on November 7 at the HOMER International Microgrid Conference 2016 in New York City.
Dr. Peter Lilienthal, HOMER creator and HOMER Energy CEO said, “We are excited to announce Ms. Zibelman as keynote speaker for HOMER International Microgrid Conference 2016. She is a recognized national and international expert in energy policy, markets and Smart Grid innovation. As PSC Chair, she has been a driving force behind New York’s groundbreaking REV (Reforming the Energy Vision), which is giving the state a leadership role in promoting microgrids. I can think of no one more qualified to address our international conference than Ms. Zibelman.”
As PSC Chair, Ms. Zibelman oversees the regulation and safety of New York's electric, gas telephone, cable, water and steam utilities. During her tenure, Ms. Zibelman has been responsible for designing and leading the regulatory and retail market changes of the electric industry under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Reforming the Energy Vision, New York's comprehensive plan to modernize and transform the State's electric industry.
Ms. Zibelman was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Office of the PJM Power Pool and Founder, past President and Chief Executive Officer of Viridity Energy, Inc., which she formed after more than 25 years of electric utility industry leadership experience in both the public and private sectors. She is a member of the U.S. Department of Energy's Electricity Advisory Committee; a member of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Future Electric Utility Regulation Advisory Group. Ms. Zibelman is also a board member of the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC).
HOMER Energy will present its 4th Annual International Microgrid Conference November 7 and 8 at Columbia University in New York City. With a theme of Microgrid Lessons from Global Markets, the conference will feature two days of high-quality presentations on the state of the art in microgrid deployments and planning, with a strong focus on the practical challenges and solutions in microgrids today.
For more information on the conference and to register please go to: http://www.microgridconference.com.
About HOMER Energy
HOMER Energy, of Boulder, Colorado, is the exclusive distributor and developer of the HOMER® software, the global standard for microgrid decision analysis and feasibility studies. HOMER navigates the complexities of building cost effective and reliable microgrids that combine traditionally generated and renewable power, storage, and load management. HOMER includes hundreds of pre-configured components and addresses the modeling needs of all major microgrid segments. HOMER’s customers cut across the microgrid industry and include equipment providers, system integrators, project developers, EPC firms, engineering and consultancies, government researchers and policy makers, US military, NGOs and think tanks, solar installers and trainers, trade schools, and institutions of higher learning. HOMER is widely recognized as the industry standard by leaders including Navigant Research, the U.S. Department of Defense, the World Bank, and more than 165,000 HOMER users in 193 countries, and is included in the engineering curricula of thousands of universities worldwide. For more information, visit http://homerenergy.com.