The University of San Carlos Center for Research in Energy Systems and Technologies (USC CREST) invites faculty researchers to the
USC CREST Energy Research Workshop 1
3-5 June 2019, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
University of San Carlos, Talamban, Cebu City, Philippines.
Energy Research Workshop 1 introduces participants to software tools for energy research, specifically to EnergyPlus, QGIS, and HOMER. The 3-day workshop features lecture/discussions and hands-on training.
Day 1 | 03 June 2019
Introduction to Building Energy Modeling (BEM) Using EnergyPlus and SketchUp
This workshop will explore how building energy models help facility managers understand building energy performance and improve energy efficiency in buildings and other types of built environment.
- Analyse building energy performance using BEM
- Identify retrofits and other energy efficiency options based on BEM simulation results
- BEM relevance to the industry and academe
- Fundamental BEM principles
- BEM simulation based on building fabric, occupancy and equipment operation
Day 2 | 04 June 2019
Solar PV Farm Siting Using QGIS Based on Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis
This workshop is intended primarily for those without working knowledge of QGIS software. It is designed for faculty researchers who want to learn using a Geographic Information System (GIS) software in finding a suitable location for a solar PV farm considering multiple constraints.
- Apply the basics of QGIS software to GIS-based projects
- Integrate spatial data in QGIS to site a solar PV farm using Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA)
- Basic functions and tools in QGIS
- Creating a simple map layout
- Creating a solar PV farm suitable location map based on a digital elevation map (DEM), transmission line locations, and roads
- Finding a suitable site for solar PV farms using MCDA
Day 3 | 05 June 2019
Mini-grid Design Optimisation Using HOMER Software
Provision of quality electricity to off-grid, energy-deficient communities must consider a combination of various energy sources - from diesel generators to renewable energy technologies. This workshop introduces faculty researchers to the HOMER software, a techno-economic optimisation tool useful to design mini-grids for off-grid communities.
- Perform load profiling for an off-grid island community
- Design a mini-grid for an off-grid island community
- Analyse mini-grid techno-economics using the HOMER software
- Understanding energy access
- Introduction to HOMER
- Creating a load profile
- Design optimisation of a mini-grid
Speakers and Facilitators
USC CREST Faculty Researchers
Engr. Isabelo Rabuya, Engr. Mark Anthony Cabilo, Engr. Jaybee Lacea, Engr. Lorafe Lozano, Engr. Edward Querikiol, Engr. Jonathan Colina, Engr. Arben Vallente, Engr. Jason Muring, Dr. Michael Loretero, Dr. Luzvisminda Bellotindos
USC CREST Research Assistants
Engr. Dave Pojadas, Engr. Ivan John Naparota, Engr. Teepu Cedi Camba, Engr. Philip Caesar Ebit, Engr. Jeffrey Cepedoza, Engr. Zeus Joseph Garcia, Engr. Melissa Libres, Engr. Lanie Calabio, Engr. Dindo Iyog, Engr. Kevin Mark Guioguio, Engr. Irish May Saludar
Who Can Join?
Applicants must have the following qualifications:
- A current fulltime faculty member in a CHED-recognized Philippine Higher Education Institution (HEI)
- Must bring his/her own laptop during the workshop
Only 30 slots are available!
This workshop is funded by a CHED Newton Fund Institutional Links grant. Registration is free and the following will be provided:
- Workshop materials
- Lunch and snacks for 3 days
- Certificate of Completion
USC CREST will not cover any transportation costs for participants. Funding for these and other expenses must be secured from the participant's home HEI.
To secure a slot in the workshop, applicants must submit the following via email: Filled-out Application Form
Download the Application Form here.
Send your application form to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line [ERW] (Your_HEI's_acronym) Application. For example, an application from the University of San Carlos will have the subject line [ERW] USC Application
Please send your email inquiry to Engr. Isabelo Rabuya at email@example.com with the subject line [ERW] (Your_HEI's_acronym) Inquiry
Application Opens: 15 May 2019
Application Deadline: 24 May 2019
Notice of Acceptance: 27 May 2019
Energy Research Workshop: 3-5 June 2019
The USC CREST Energy Research Workshop 1 is funded by