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Academic Licenses

XENDEE was built from peer reviewed research, university publications, and Microgrid best practices developed by our team and our public and private partners. Now, to empower the next generation of Microgrid designers and incentivize further research and development in distributed energy technologies, XENDEE will be supporting academia with FREE academic XENDEE licenses for teachers and students (and a deep discount for researchers). Prepare your students for the workforce with a free XENDEE account allowing them to design Microgrids and explore investment decisions in the safety of their browser. XENDEE includes everything they will need to complete projects including initial viability studies, techno-economic optimization, power flow and one-line diagrams and project management tools. Fill out the form below to begin your free trial.

Academic

Students and Teachers

Free
For Qualified Users
Microgrid Design Optimization
Over 25 DER Technologies
EV Fast Charging Station Design
Detailed Financial Feasibility
Multi-Year and Mult-Objective
Detailed Outage Analysis
Controller Dispatch Optimization
Online Help and Templates
Multi-Node Design Optimization
One-Line Diagram Integration
Automatic Cable & Transformer Sizing
Power Flow Analysis

Research

Scientists and Analysts

$75/Mo
For Qualified Users
Microgrid Design Optimization
Over 25 DER Technologies
EV Fast Charging Station Design
Detailed Financial Feasibility
Multi-Year and Mult-Objective
Detailed Outage Analysis
Controller Dispatch Optimization
Online Help and Templates
Multi-Node Design Optimization
One-Line Diagram Integration
Automatic Cable & Transformer Sizing
Power Flow Analysis

*Academic Eligibility

To qualify for an Academic user discount, you must be enrolled in a public or private university or college, and intend to utilize Xendee for teaching/classroom use.
 
To qualify for a Researcher License, you must be associated with a public or private university, or other researching body, and intend to utilize Xendee for research and non-commercial applications.
 
What is proof of eligibility?
 
If you do not have a school-issued email address or your email address cannot be verified, additional proof of eligibility may be requested before you are approved.

Proof of eligibility must be a document issued by the institution with your name, institution name, and current date. Types of proof of enrollment include:
 
• School ID card
• Transcript
• Tuition bill or statement
 
*Documents dated within the last six months are considered current.

University Case Study | UCSD

XENDEE recently launched our new Microgrid Fast Charging Station Designer using data from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) network and Microgrid. This Microgrid provides 85% of campus electrical needs with distributed energy resources, including electricity delivered to 135 ChargePoint EV charging stations. The project itself, in partnership with the University and Idaho National Laboratory, enhanced our platform capabilities to include Microgrid Fast Charging Stations and was another successful on-campus usage of XENDEE. Click here to learn more.

Major Universities & Research Organizations Already Use XENDEE

Many universities already use XENDEE’s platform in their classrooms to teach students Microgrid Design, Economic Optimization and Simulation. Additionally, XENDEE is currently teaching a remote college course using our platform at the University of California, San Diego.

Recent Research Publications By the XENDEE Team
March 2022

“Effective Design of MaaS Agreements with State-of-the-Art Planning Methods”

10th National Conference on Microgrids, Boston, Massachusetts                                                               

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Mathiesen Patrick, Michael Stadler, Jan Kleissl, Zachary Pecenak                                                                                                                                
December 2021

“Techno-Economic Optimization of Islanded Microgrids Considering…”

Applied Energy Journal by Elsevier, Volume 304, 15 December 2021, ISSN: 0306-2619                                                                

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Mathiesen Patrick, Michael Stadler, Jan Kleissl, Zachary Pecenak                                                                                                                                
October 2021

“Designing Microgrid as a Service Agreements Requires State of the Art Methods”

Microgrid Knowledge

 

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Zack Pecenak, Michael Stadler                                                                                                                                  
May 2021

“Advanced Optimal Planning for Microgrid Technologies including Hydrogen and…”

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 46, 28 May 2021, ISSN: 0360-3199                                         

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Mansoor Muhammad, Michael Stadler, Hans Auer, Michael Zellinger                                                             
July 2021

“The Microgrid Fast Charging Station Design Platform”                        

XENDEE Website                                                                                                                                                

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Abhishek Banerjee, Kelsey Fahy, Ning Kang, Anudeep Medam, Adib Naslé, Zack Pecenak, Michael Stadler, M. Usama Usman
January 2021

“Optimal Planning of Thermal Energy Systems in a Microgrid with Seasonal Storage and…”

Energy Journal by Elsevier, Volume 215, 15 January 2021, ISSN: 0360-5442


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Mansoor Muhammad, Michael Stadler, Michael Zellinger, Klaus Lichtenegger, Hans Auer, Armin Cosic
December 2020

“The Impact of Project Financing in Optimizing Microgrid Design”

The Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 12(6), 065301
 

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Zachary Pecenak, Patrick Mathiesen, Kelsey Fahy, Charles Cannon, Ebun Ayandele, T. J. Kirk, Michael Stadler
October 2020

“Robust Design of Microgrids Using a Hybrid Minimum Investment Optimization”

Applied Energy Journal by Elsevier, Volume 276, 15 October 2020, ISSN: 0306-2619         

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Zachary K. Pecenak, Michael Stadler, Patrick Mathiesen, Kelsey Fahy, Jan Kleissl                                     
September 2020

“Performance Comparison between Two Established Microgrid Planning MILP…”

Energies Special Issue on Microgrids: Planning, Protection and Control, 7 September 2020, ISSN: 1996-1073

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Michael Stadler, Zack Pecenak, Patrick Mathiesen, Kelsey Fahy, and Jan Kleissl                                           
December 2019

“Efficient Multi-Year Economic Energy Planning in Microgrids”                             

Applied Energy Journal by Elsevier, Volume 255, 1 December 2019, ISSN: 0306-2619                         

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Pecenak Zachary K., Michael Stadler, Kelsey Fahy                                                                                                                
October 2019

“Input Data Reduction for Microgrid Sizing and Energy Cost Modeling…”

Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Volume 11, October 2019, ISSN: 1941-7012

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Fahy Kelsey, Michael Stadler, Zachary K. Pecenak, Jan Kleissl
May 2019

“Planning and Implementation of Bankable Microgrids”                

The Electricity Journal, May 2019, ISSN: 10406190                                                              

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Michael Stadler, Adib Naslé