Hybrid Optimization of Multiple Energy Resources Software Course


HOMER (Hybrid Optimization of Multiple Energy Resources) Software is a powerful tool for energy professionals and organizations seeking to design, simulate, and optimize hybrid energy systems. This corporate training course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to effectively utilize HOMER software for energy analysis and decision-making. Whether you're involved in renewable energy integration, microgrid design, or energy project planning, this course will empower you to make informed choices and maximize the efficiency of your energy resources.


10 days

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for professionals and organizations involved in energy planning, renewable energy integration, microgrid design, and distributed energy system development. It is relevant to individuals in roles such as:

  • Energy Managers and Analysts
  • Renewable Energy Specialists
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
  • Project Managers in the Energy Sector
  • Sustainability Managers
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Researchers and Academics
  • Energy System Planners and Designers

Course Objectives:

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of microgrid and distributed energy system design.
  • Master the functionality of HOMER software for modeling and optimization.
  • Analyze energy resource availability and consumption data.
  • Design and simulate energy systems with various renewable and conventional sources.
  • Evaluate the economic feasibility of energy projects using HOMER.
  • Assess the environmental impact of energy system configurations.
  • Optimize energy systems to meet specific cost and reliability goals.
  • Interpret and communicate results effectively.
  • Apply HOMER to real-world energy challenges.
  • Stay updated with the latest features and capabilities of HOMER software.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to Microgrids and Distributed Energy Systems

  • Basics of microgrids and distributed energy systems
  • Importance and benefits of microgrid deployment
  • HOMER's role in microgrid design and optimization

Module 2: Getting Started with HOMER Software

  • Installation and setup of HOMER software
  • Navigating the user interface
  • Basic modeling and simulation exercises

Module 3: Data Input and Analysis

  • Data requirements for energy modeling
  • Importing and organizing energy data
  • Performing data analysis in HOMER

Module 4: Energy Resource Modeling

  • Modeling renewable and conventional energy sources
  • Characterizing resource variability and availability
  • Creating custom energy profiles

Module 5: System Component Modeling

  • Modeling generators, batteries, PV arrays, and more
  • Defining system components and parameters
  • Integrating energy storage into the system

Module 6: Economic Analysis in HOMER

  • Introduction to economic parameters
  • Cost modeling and optimization goals
  • Interpreting and comparing results

Module 7: Environmental Impact Assessment

  • Analyzing environmental metrics in HOMER
  • Evaluating the sustainability of energy system designs
  • Mitigating environmental impacts

Module 8: Optimization Techniques in HOMER

  • Understanding optimization algorithms in HOMER
  • Setting optimization objectives and constraints
  • Running optimization simulations

Module 9: Real-World Applications and Case Studies

  • Exploring real-world microgrid and energy system projects
  • Analyzing case studies and best practices
  • Identifying lessons learned

Module 10: Project Development and Implementation

  • Developing a renewable energy project
  • Regulatory considerations
  • Implementation and monitoring


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Benefits of Taking a Course at IRES


Our courses are carefully curated to keep you abreast of latest industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices. We employ a variety of teaching methodologies, including hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive sessions, all aimed at fostering an engaging and effective learning environment. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, providing our clients with insights that can be immediately applied in their professional lives.


Our courses serve as a vibrant platform for professionals to connect and engage with a diverse community of peers, industry leaders, and experts. By participating in our programs, you gain access to an invaluable network that spans across various sectors and geographical boundaries. This networking aspect is not just about forming professional relationships; it's about creating a supportive ecosystem where ideas, opportunities, and collaborations can flourish.


Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.