Full Name
Peter Lilienthal
Job Title
Senior Advisor
Speaker Bio
Dr. Peter Lilienthal’s is the Global Microgrid Lead for UL Solutions, LLC. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado, the University of Alaska, the University of New Mexico, and volunteers on the Advisory Board for the partnership between Xcel Energy and the City of Boulder, Co., and the board of the Alaska Microgrid Group. Previously, he was the CEO of HOMER Energy. Since 1992, he has been the developer of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s HOMER® hybrid power and microgrid optimization software, which has been used by over 250,000 energy practitioners in 193 countries. Dr. Lilienthal negotiated the license with NREL for HOMER Energy to be the sole world-wide commercialization licensee to distribute and enhance the HOMER model. Dr. Lilienthal was the Senior Economist with International Programs at NREL from 1990 – 2007. He was one of the creators of NREL’s Village Power Program. He has a Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University. He has been active in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency since 1978. This has included designing and teaching courses at the university level, project development of independent power projects, and consulting to industry and regulators. His expertise is in the economic and financial analysis of hybrid renewable and micro-grid projects.
Peter Lilienthal