International Hybrid Power Systems Workshop
September 12-13, 2013 Honolulu, Hawaii
Throughout the world, especially in island, village, and isolated communities; traditional diesel generation systems for power production are being supplemented by wind, solar, and battery storage applications. Thanks to the volatility in price for diesel fuel, more communities, governments, companies and organizations are looking at these hybrid power systems to harness alternate forms of power production and storage and serve as a hedge against fuel price volatility. The increased deployment of hybrid power systems raises a number of issues – technological, operational, and economic. The Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG) has an outstanding international reputation for addressing technical issues associated with the planning, design and operation of variable generation (VG) on power systems. This workshop on hybrid power systems will extend this knowledge base to smaller scale systems ranging from a few hundred kilowatts to a few tens of megawatts.
This two day workshop will be held at the Hilton Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii beginning on Thursday morning September 12 and ending on Friday afternoon September 13, 2013. The event will take place following the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit Islands & Isolated Communities Congress which takes place September 9-11, 2013.
The workshop will focus on the deployment of wind, solar, battery and diesel technologies on isolated and islanded power systems and microgrids, discuss what has worked (and what has not), and provide insight into areas where improvements are still needed. The workshop will provide a unique forum for technology vendors for distributed variable generation and storage technology; project developers; regulators; system planners and designers; and operators of small systems to gain exposure to the latest thinking on the design and operation of hybrid power systems. It will look at applications in a variety of locations and operating environments, with a focus on system design, operating experience, business models, economics, and implementation issues.
Workshop topics include:
Location and Accommodations
The workshop will take place at the
Hilton Waikiki Beach
Please mention UVIG or the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group to receive the rate of $177 per night plus applicable taxes. Please note that the group block expires on August 19, 2013. Reservations can be canceled up to 72 hours prior to arrival without penalty. If complete cancellation of an individual reservation takes place within 72 hours of the scheduled arrival a cancellation fee equal to one (1) night’s room revenue will be charged with the exception of a personal or medical emergency where verification can be provided.
Registration for this workshop is available online.
Registration costs are as follows:
$575 - workshop registrants
$425 - workshop speakers
For futher information about this workshop, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Cancellations and Refunds
All requests for refunds must be submitted to UVIG in writing. Refunds may not be processed until after the event.