HOMER International Microgrid ConferenceKeynote Speaker Announced

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Audrey Zibelman, Chair of New York State Public Service Commission, to address HOMER International Microgrid Conference

Ms. Zibelman is a recognized national and international expert in energy policy, markets, and Smart Grid innovation.

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 Officer 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 visit MicrogridConference.com.

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