Programme

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Monday 11 March 2019

  • 14:00 - 16:30 Pre-conference session 1: An introduction to EACs and global reporting standards

    In this session, we briefly introduce the GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance and explain how standards such as ISO and GRI and organizations such as CDP implement the Scope 2 Guidance in their own texts and surveys. The session will give you the essential tool for proving the origin of grid electricity. You will learn about cancellation/redemption procedures, the role of local issuers, the ’same market principle’, vintage, residual mix and other related issues.

    Moderator:

    Vanholme, Steven, Program Manager, EKOenergy

    Steven Vanholme is Programme Manager of EKOenergy, the international non-profit ecolabel for renewable energy. EKOenergy promotes renewable energy in over 40 countries and cooperates with a fast growing number of energy companies and corporate energy consumers worldwide. See www.ekoenergy.org  for more information.

    Prior to joining EKOenergy, Steven worked at the University of Ghent (Belgium) and was a policy officer at the main Belgian environmental organisation, Natuurpunt.

    • Speakers:

      Lopes, Fernando, Managing Director, Instituto Totum

      Fernando Giachini Lopes is the Executive Director and founder of Totum Institute, a Certification Body responsible for Brazilian Renewable Energy Certification Program (since 2012) and I-REC Local Issuer (since 2016). In Totum, Fernando is also responsible for the design, development and management of self-regulation programs in energy, safety, food and financial services. Prior to Totum Institute, Fernando was engaged in training, consulting and auditing services in ISO 9000, ISO 14000, CDM, DJSI, GRI in more than 150 organizations. Fernando is Production Engineer (1991), Master in Production Engineering (1997) from University of São Paulo and completed Quality Management by University of Tennessee (1993).

      Gilbert, Chiara, Renewable Energy Analyst, RE100 - CDP

      Chiara Gilbert is a Renewable Energy Analyst at CDP and for the RE100 Campaign. She is a technical expert on renewable energy and greenhouse gas reporting, and guides companies in making credible claims of renewable energy consumption. Chiara is also is a leading contributor to thought leadership reports on the uptake of corporate renewable energy drawing from the annual analysis of thousands of CDP reporting companies. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Development and Business Management from Columbia University.

      Quarles van Ufford, Alexander, Director Renewables & Cleantech, Schneider Electric

      Alexander helps large buyers access renewable energy across international markets from Schneider’s office in the Netherlands. He spent most of his 25 year career as WWF's expert on corporate climate leadership, advising sector-leading multinational companies on climate and energy strategy. Among others, Alexander co-founded and managed WWF's Climate Savers Program, which laid the foundation for leadership platforms such as RE100 and the Science Based Targets initiative, and he led the development of the world’s first quality label for international RECs, now called Gold Standard Renewable Energy Label. Alexander holds an MSc in Business Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

  • 14:00 - 16:30 Pre-conference session 2: Legal workshop

    As in previous years we will organise a legal workshop which is intended for energy traders, in-house counsel, corporate environmental compliance experts, corporate energy procurement experts, renewable energy producers interested in corporate PPA support and funders. An introduction to the relevant tracking systems, national legal frameworks, and purchase and trade agreements will be provided to enable participants with limited knowledge of this sector to participate.

    Moderator:

    Gunst, Andreas, Partner, DLA Piper

    Andreas Gunst is an experienced energy lawyer. His practice area covers the entire energy value chain and has advised governments and other parties at the negotiating table in Paris at the UNFCCC in 2015. He is DLA Piper's resident climate change expert and recently spoke at COP22 in Marrakech. In addition to being a Partner in DLA Piper's Finance and Projects team, Andreas advises clients on energy regulation and is leading DLA Piper's advice to the market on the impact Brexit may have on the energy sector and climate change. 

  • 14:00 - 16:30 Pre-conference session 3: Introduction to the I-REC Standard

    The International REC Standard (I-REC Standard) is a non-profit organization that delivers an attribute tracking standard for use by national issuers around the world. The I-REC Standard provides a robust, transparent system, ensuring the highest quality and adherence to best practices designed to avoid double counting, double certificate issuance and double attribute claiming. This session will give you an overview of fast developing renewable-energy markets. How the standard works and its implications for national markets will also be reviewed. The workshop is intended for those interested in market development, international renewables sourcing or international REC policy development.

    Moderator:

    Braslawsky, Jared, Secretary General, RECS International

    As Deputy Secretary-General of RECS International Jared primarily focuses on the consumer driven market for renewable electricity in Europe and abroad. He is a leading expert in the European market for guarantees of origin and other international electricity tracking mechanisms. Jared works on behalf of the electricity end-user and is currently focused on scope 2 carbon accounting and the claims that can be made by electricity purchasers.

     

    • Speaker:

      Pooley, Chris, Code Manager, I-REC Standard

      Chris has been involved in energy origination for almost 20 years. For 10 years he provided technical and QA services for the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB), the infrastructure for Guarantee of Origin transfers in Europe. He authored much of the EECS quality assurance regulatory code and developed the design parameters for the harmonisation of EU Member States’ mechanisms for managing Guarantees of Origin for the European Commission.

      As I-REC Code Manager, Chris drafted and maintains the regulatory standard aimed at facilitating Scope 2 carbon accounting in countries where no legislative electricity attribute tracking system exists for consumers. A member of the founding team whose objective was to deliver a global standard, I-REC now issues to markets in 23 countries from Central and South America, Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia, to countries of the Pacific. Though interconnections and power trading pools, this reach serves climate conscious consumers in even more countries.

  • 20:00 - 22:00 Get together party sponsored by Statkraft

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Tuesday 12 March 2019

  • 08:00 - 09:30 Welcome coffee

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  • 09:30 - 11:00 Opening session 1 - Looking ahead

    Electricity markets are changing and around the world electricity regulation is also changing to meet the needs of the accelerating energy transition. Many of these policies are moving in the direction of emissions reduction, more liberalization, greater flexibility and easier market access for end-users. The result is a combination of a stronger policy focus on environmental goals and reduced government oversight of  national electricity markets. These twin trends have the potential to give consumers a greater role in electricity markets than ever before. Many government commitments to combating climate change can only be met with the buy-in of end-users in specific markets. Consumers increasingly have the opportunity to underpin their values and aspirations for the future with their buying power, rather than passively accepting a very limited choice in power markets.

    This session is all about looking forward and seeing how the energy transition is moving ahead. Increasingly, this vision is dominated by consumers taking action. It is our role to acknowledge this action – as it affects stakeholders, governments and citizens – and credit these consumer demands for the role they play in the wider energy transition. In this session we will hear from representatives of leading international organisations, who will present activities that put choice and responsibility for renewable procurement in the hands of end-users. The energy transition is taking place and the role of end-users, both large and small, cannot be ignored. Everyone is taking action, but what is coming next?

    Moderator:

    Braslawsky, Jared, Secretary General, RECS International

    As Deputy Secretary-General of RECS International Jared primarily focuses on the consumer driven market for renewable electricity in Europe and abroad. He is a leading expert in the European market for guarantees of origin and other international electricity tracking mechanisms. Jared works on behalf of the electricity end-user and is currently focused on scope 2 carbon accounting and the claims that can be made by electricity purchasers.

     

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      Speaker:

      Lindberg, Tom, Managing Director, ECOHZ

      Tom works to develop solutions that help companies and societies transition to renewable energy, while building profitable and sustainable business models. Corporates are coming together to collaborate and share best-practice in initiatives like RE100. Such corporate engagement impacts the demand for renewable energy, and is challenging the traditional power industry as we know it.  

      As Managing Director of ECOHZ, member of the Advisory Board of EKOenergy, board member of RECS International and The International REC Standard and the Chairman of the Board of ECOHZ Renewable Energy Foundation Tom works to raise awareness of how companies can become energy neutral by consuming renewable energy with Guarantees of Origin in Europe, RECs in North America and I-REC internationally. He also works to develop new and innovative financing mechanisms, like GO2, that contributes directly to building new renewable power plants. 

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      Presentation Tom Lindberg

    • Speaker:

      Press, Elizabeth, Director Planning and Programme Support, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

      Ms. Elizabeth Press is the Director of Planning and Programme Support at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). As part of her portfolio, Ms. Press leads the development of IRENA’s Work Programme and strategic documents, and programmatic reporting to governing bodies. She oversees the diversification of the Agency’s resource base to ensure alignment with the Agency’s mandate and strategic direction. Ms. Press represents IRENA in global or thematic entities and initiatives and coordinates IRENA’s work on climate. She is also IRENA’s focal point in Europe; namely, at the EC level and with Germany as Host Country. 

      Ms. Press joined IRENA in November 2010 and was a member of the team that led the transition from the Preparatory Commission to becoming a full-fledged Agency in April 2011. Prior to joining IRENA, Ms. Press had some 18 years of international experience, mainly with the United Nations, in the field of development, humanitarian assistance, rule of law and political affairs. She has served in HQ duty stations in New York, USA and Geneva, Switzerland as well as in different field locations, including Rwanda, Kenya, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cambodia, and Kosovo. Ms. Press holds an MA in Public Administration.

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      Presentation Elizabeth Press

    • Speaker:

      McAllister, Isabel, Responsible Business Director, Mace Group

      Isabel McAllister is Responsible Business Director at Mace, a €2.5bn turnover consultancy and construction company, iconic Mace projects and programmes include The Shard in London, the London 2012 Olympics & Paralympics and the regeneration of Battersea Power Station. Isabel leads the Responsible Business portfolio at Mace which includes leadership and delivery of the 2022 Responsible Business strategy and working with Mace clients and partners to help shape and deliver their own programmes of work. Mace became a signatory of RE100 in 2017, and is committed to procuring 100% renewable energy by 2022. Isabel is also a Trustee of Mace Foundation charity, which is independent of Mace. Isabel’s achievements have been recognised in a number of awards, including the 2013 Women in Construction Green Leadership award and the 2015 Lord Mayor’s Dragon Award for Community Partnership. Curious by nature, outside of work Isabel can usually be found exploring the big outdoors and/or trying something new.

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      Presentation Isabel McAllister

    • Speaker:

      Morton, Andrew, Head of Partnership, UN Electric

      Andrew is an engineer, a programme manager within the United Nations and the architect of UN Electric.

      UN Electric is a very new multi-national public-private partnership. It is primarily designed to service part of the substantial off-grid electricity supply needs of the United Nations (UN) and its many partners in the field. This market consists of several thousand small sites scattered across over 40 countries and is currently serviced by low efficiency and high cost diesel-electric power generation. The plan is to upgrade to modern and sustainable technologies including renewables, batteries and smart meters and to de-fragment through the creation of a specialist in-house electric utility.

      Andrew has 12 years of experience in the UN and 16 years in the private sector. He has spent much of the last decade developing and implementing sustainable development projects in challenging countries such as Somalia, Haiti, DR Congo, Sudan and South Sudan. Prior to joining the UN, he worked for Shell and a range of engineering companies.

       

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  • 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

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  • 11:30 - 12:30 Session 2a - Global market overview

    Consumer markets for electricity certificates have proven their value over the last 15 years. Since the publication of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Scope 2 Guidance document, there has been rapid growth in the development and standardization of Energy Attribute Certificates (EACs). These certificates are now recognized internationally for their role in monetizing consumer demand for renewables. With standardized systems available in the US, Europe and elsewhere in the world, significant knowledge and experience has been built up and there have been improvements in not only the standards but also in the infrastructure required to ensure a robust market. Stakeholders and end-users, looking to build on these successes, are now intending to go beyond electricity and use certificates to guarantee the origin of gas, hydrogen and even heat. With increased sustainability regulations at the national level as well as stricter voluntary procurement standards at the consumer level, these systems are gaining significant support. In this session we will review the most advanced standards and offer insight into what the future of these markets may bring.

      • The Evolution of Standards, The Impact of Differences, and The Cost of Harmonisation

      Speaker:

      Clausen, Ivar, Manager – Certifcate Unit, Statnett

      Ivar M. Clausen is the head of the certificate unit at Statnett SF, the Norwegian issuing body. The Norwegian GO registry is the largest GO registry in Europe. The Norwegian GO registry issues roughly 140 million GOs every year (140 TWh) and the total volume transferred through the system was in 2018 about 500 million GOs.

      Before joining Statnett, Ivar worked for the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE). At NVE Ivar worked mostly with retail marked regulation, and was active in a work group in CEER. Ivar has also worked for a trade union and a PR company.

      Ivar holds a Master's in Economics from NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

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      Presntation Ivar Clausen

    • Speaker:

      Everson, Ed, Director, Global Operations, I-REC Standard

      Ed is Director, Global Operations, for the I-REC Standard and one of its founders. With over 25 years’ experience in energy and environmental markets, he was a participant in the RECS Test Phase from 1998, founding member of the Association of Issuing Bodies in 2002 and national representative for a number of countries until 2015, advisor to UK Government on the Renewables Obligation, and advisor to the European Commission on the Guarantee of Origin.

      A former director with multinational engineering and environmental consultants Ramboll, Ed has also been Chief Finance Officer for a number of power project developers and advised businesses, banks, and governments on energy markets and project viability. As advisor or operator, he has been responsible for the implementation of verification services for renewable energy production in over 20 countries outside of Europe.

      Within the I-REC Standard, Ed is responsible for ensuring that the development of the I-REC Standard and the services delivered remain consistent with evolving best practice and technology whilst meeting the needs of a rapidly-growing group of customers and stakeholders.

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      Presentation Ed Everson

  • 11:30 - 12:30 Session 2b - Europe 2030 and the role of consumers

    In early 2016 the European Commission’s proposal for revising the Renewable Energy Directive (REDII)  promised to put consumers in the driver’s seat. That promise was somewhat watered down as the initial proposal was debated within and between the European Council and the European Parliament before agreement was reached between the three institutions in mid-2018. However, the goal of strengthening consumer choice remains an important part of the EU’s vision for the future of European electricity markets. While few dare to criticize the value of improved consumer choice, some stakeholders did voice concerns that developments associated with Guarantees of Origin and Disclosure would adversely affect the market. After much debate, such a scenario is however unlikely and broader consultations within the European institutions have resulted in a text that is much more widely accepted and strongly supports both the Guarantee of Origin and Disclosure regulations. The implementation of the REDII in 2030 will have considerable impact and this will be discussed in detail during this session.

    Moderator:

    White, Adam, Director, RECS International

    As RECS International’s Director Adam is currently focused on the implementation of article 19 of the recast Renewable Energy Directive on Guarantees of Origin, and is also working on the potential use of new technologies, such as the blockchain, in GO systems. 

    Before joining RECS International Adam worked for a number of different organisations, all with a strong focus on the development and rollout of well-functioning renewable energy systems. Adam has worked directly for politicians in the UK, both in the London Assembly scrutinizing the Mayor and in Parliament holding the UK Government to account. In Brussels Adam worked for the WWF European Policy Office for six years as Senior Research Coordinator for Climate and Energy. In this role he led the development of the WWF European network’s case for a more ambitious 2030 EU Climate and Energy Package. Most recently Adam completed freelance research projects for ClimateWorks in San Francisco and for E3G in Brussels, focusing on the development and implementation of national and EU climate action to deliver the Paris Agreement.

    • Speaker:

      Douglas, Bruce, Coordinator, RE-Source Platform

      Bruce Douglas has been working in renewable energy for 20 years. He is currently the Deputy CEO of SolarPower Europe, a member-led association based in Brussels representing over 200 organisations active along the whole solar value chain.

      He is also the Coordinator of the RE-Source Platform – the European alliance for corporate sourcing of renewable energy – and the Co-Chairman of the Global Solar Council (GSC), the representative body for the entire global solar PV sector at an international level, representing over 2000 solar companies around the world.

      Previously he was Chief Operating Officer at WindEurope for 10 years, founding Secretary General of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Managing Director of FLiDAR, an offshore wind company.

      He has a Master degree in renewable energy systems technology and is fluent in English and French.

      Presentation
      Presentation Bruce Douglas

    • Speaker:

      Dam, Henrik (invited), Policy Officer, European Commission, DG Energy

      Henrik Dam graduated in 1990 as M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Aalborg University, Denmark. He has worked with the European Commission since 2003 on the areas Renewable Energy, smartgrids, active demand, electric vehicles, energy storage technologies, innovation, and SMEs. He is currently policy officer in DG ENERGY in the unit Renewables and CCS policy. He deals with both the present and the upcoming EC directive on Renewables with particular focus on wind energy, hydropower, guarantees of origin and member state achievement of RES targets.

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      Presentation Henrik Dam

  • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch in the Wintergarden

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  • 14:00 - 15:00 Session 3a - European national market developments

    Market players working internationally often take for granted the simplicity offered by the European Energy Certificate System (EECS) standardized Guarantees of Origins. The EECS-GO market allows for the simple transfer and consumption of energy attributes across Europe. It facilitates cross-border claims and easy transactions. Despite wide stakeholder support for EECS-GOs and their acceptance by national governments, it is important that all market actors continue to improve and develop this standard. With 28 EU Member States and an additional 4 EFTA/EEA countries required to have a GO by the EU Renewable Energy Directive, there are bound to be some complications. Discussions on the implementation of Article 19 of the RED-II and the development of GO systems are taking place on a daily basis throughout Europe. The result of these conversations will have a major impact on all stakeholders in these markets. In this session we will review unique, impactful developments in selected national markets that may serve as examples for other countries.

    Moderator:

    Eccard, Thomas, Head of Green Markets, Agder Energi

    • Presentation
      Session Introduction by Thomas Eccard

    • Speaker:

      Klesse, Eva, Senior Account Manager, KlimaInvest

      Eva Klesse is an experienced account manager and develops sustainable solutions for energy suppliers and corporate clients. Her focus is the transition to renewable energy and raising the awareness for reducing emissions. Since 2015 Eva works at KlimaInvest, a leading player for renewable energy in Germany, with the strategic focus for guarantees of origin, innovative renewable power, climate-neutral gas products and other carbon offsetting products.

      Eva holds a Master of Science in Sustainability Science and gained experience in international projects with GIT Development Services in Latin America and the German-African Business Association in Hamburg/Africa. Today she is an observer in the RECS International Board and a market expert for renewable electricity in end-customer products.

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      Presntation Eva Klesse

    • Speaker:

      Morvan, Mathieu, Senior Business Developer, Powernext

      Morvan Matieu is Senior Business Developer at Powernext and in charge of the registries activity.

      Powernext is the Issuing Body for Guarantees of Origin (GOs) in France since 2013 and has been reappointed for the next 5 years to hold the registry and organize auctions of GOs for the French State as of 2019.

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      Presentation Mathieu Morvan

  • 14:00 - 15:00 Session 3b - An electric fence - the electricity market post-Brexit

    In just 17 days after this conference the UK is due to leave the European Union and, unless some last-minute extraordinary decisions change the course of negotiations, we will face an unprecedented situation. Access to the European Internal Energy Market (IEM) – particularly for electricity – is not only important for the security and efficiency of the UK energy system but also for a number of EU Member States. Ireland, France and the Netherlands will probably be most affected due to their interconnection with the UK but the impact will not stop there. From liberalization to climate change, nuclear policy and consumer choice, the consequences will clearly be felt. A panel of key experts will review the most relevant effects and discuss with those attending how to minimize the impact within your organization.

    Moderator:

    White, Adam, Director, RECS International

    As RECS International’s Director Adam is currently focused on the implementation of article 19 of the recast Renewable Energy Directive on Guarantees of Origin, and is also working on the potential use of new technologies, such as the blockchain, in GO systems. 

    Before joining RECS International Adam worked for a number of different organisations, all with a strong focus on the development and rollout of well-functioning renewable energy systems. Adam has worked directly for politicians in the UK, both in the London Assembly scrutinizing the Mayor and in Parliament holding the UK Government to account. In Brussels Adam worked for the WWF European Policy Office for six years as Senior Research Coordinator for Climate and Energy. In this role he led the development of the WWF European network’s case for a more ambitious 2030 EU Climate and Energy Package. Most recently Adam completed freelance research projects for ClimateWorks in San Francisco and for E3G in Brussels, focusing on the development and implementation of national and EU climate action to deliver the Paris Agreement.

    • Speaker:

      White, Adam, Director, RECS International

      As RECS International’s Director Adam is currently focused on the implementation of article 19 of the recast Renewable Energy Directive on Guarantees of Origin, and is also working on the potential use of new technologies, such as the blockchain, in GO systems. 

      Before joining RECS International Adam worked for a number of different organisations, all with a strong focus on the development and rollout of well-functioning renewable energy systems. Adam has worked directly for politicians in the UK, both in the London Assembly scrutinizing the Mayor and in Parliament holding the UK Government to account. In Brussels Adam worked for the WWF European Policy Office for six years as Senior Research Coordinator for Climate and Energy. In this role he led the development of the WWF European network’s case for a more ambitious 2030 EU Climate and Energy Package. Most recently Adam completed freelance research projects for ClimateWorks in San Francisco and for E3G in Brussels, focusing on the development and implementation of national and EU climate action to deliver the Paris Agreement.

      Presentation
      Presentation Adam White

    • Speaker:

      Hall, Ben, Associate Director, Cornwall Insight

      Ben is a member of the executive team and leads Cornwall Insight's consultancy workstreams. For Cornwall Insight Ben has specialised in policy, regulation and market development in both wholesale and retail markets, with a particular focus on renewable energy. Areas of expertise include: the renewables support mechanisms (RO, FiT and CfD), wholesale and generation markets, routes to market (PPAs and intermediaries), retail market entry and emerging markets (including storage and small-scale flexibility). Ben is also co-chair of Cornwall's monthly hosted Green Generators Group, which debates issues of importance to independent renewables generators. He is a lead trainer for his subject specialisms, including renewables, routes to market and generation.

      Presentation
      Presentation Ben Hall

    • Speaker:

      Molho, Nick, Executive Director, Aldersgate Group

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      Presentation Nick Molho

  • 15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break

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  • 15:30 - 16:30 Session 4a - Latin American market developments

    All over Latin America national governments are developing attribute tracking systems. The wide variety of national development plans in this region gives stakeholders a good insight into the myriad ways these markets can develop around the world. The benefit we see in Latin American developments is a broad recognition that there is no reason to reinvent the wheel, with most Latin American attribute tracking systems recognizing the need for standardization. They are therefore working with standard setting organizations such as the I-REC Standard, to determine what role tracking can play in their regulation. In this session expert stakeholders, accompanied by a Spanish translator, will guide you through the issues and give you an inside perspective on the developments taking place in the Spanish speaking world. 

    Moderator:

    de la Cruz, Maria, Director, Latin America, I-REC Standard

    Maria has worked in the power industry for more than 20 years. She has valuable experience from her time in Chile and the UK where her career to date has spanned strategic and management roles. She is currently Director of Latin America for the International REC Standard (I-REC Standard) from where she is empowering electricity purchasers to choose the type of renewable electricity they want. Also, she is a board member of the Latin American and Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy (LAC-CORE), a non-profit organization to promote the usage of Renewables along the region.

    Maria lately worked for the KfW Development Bank as project coordinator for Chile and before in the public sector, where she led Chile's Renewable Energy Centre.

    She holds a BSc. in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de Concepción (Chile) and a MSc. in Carbon Management form the University of Edinburgh (Scotland).

    • THE GREEN ENERGY IN REC Market Meeting 2019
      Marzo

      Speaker:

      Fernández Taborda, Oscar Alonso, Research and New Business Specialist, Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM)

      Oscar Alonso Fernández Taborda, Ingeniero Electricista en la universidad Nacional de Colombia; Maestría Economía de los Recursos Energéticos y Naturales, en la Universidad Nacional de Colombia; Especialista en Estudios Políticos de la universidad EAFIT. Experto en mercado eléctricos y su regulación, donde laboro alrededor de 12 años en las áreas de la Bolsa de Energía y Regulación. Fue el enviado especial de EPM a las cumbres de cambio climático: Copenhague (Dinamarca), Cancún (México) y Durban (Sudáfrica), así como en la cumbre de desarrollo sostenible Río +20.  Actualmente es especialista de Mercados en EPM, donde coordina los procesos asociados a los mercados de carbono y el mercado de Energía Verde.

      Oscar Alonso Fernández Taborda, Electric Engineer of the National University of Colombia; Master in Economics of Energy and Natural Sources of the National University of Colombia; Specialist  in Political Studies at the university of EAFIT. Electricity market and regulatory expert, where he worked for about 12 years in the field of energy trading  and regulation. He has become a special representative of EPM (Empresas Públicas de Medellín) at the climate change summits of: Copenhague (Denmark), Cancún (México) and Durban (Southafrica), as well as the sustainable development summit of Río +20. He is currently a market specialist at EPM, where he coordinates processes related to carbon markets and green energy.

      Presentation
      Presentation Oscar Fernández

    • Speaker:

      Cerda, Aldo, , SCX Bolsa de Clima de Santiago

      Presentation
      Presentation Aldo Cerda

  • 15:30 - 16:30 Session 4b - Subsidy free developments

    More and more electricity producers are committing to the development of large, unsubsidized renewable energy projects. This phenomenon is partly driven by the rapidly falling costs of wind turbines and solar panels, but it is also a result of increased consumer demand for renewable electricity. This growing demand is shown by the increased use of attribute tracking mechanisms such as the Guarantee of Origin, Renewable Energy Certificate and I-REC. In this session we will take a look at countries where renewables provide only a small  proportion of all electricity used and have to rely on market mechanisms for income as state sponsored subsidies are unavailable. In these locations the energy transition is only just taking off, but demand-driven growth of renewables is a critical element in financing the transition.

    Moderator:

    Bosse, Thomas, Head of Programmes, Dubai Carbon Center of Excellence

    Thomas Bosse has more than 12 years of international working experience as project/programme manager and team leader in various areas of energy, environment, sustainability, green economy and climate change. 

    Currently he holds the position of Head of Programmes / Officer in Charge at the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence, developing and managing the company’s business in the areas of:

    • Solar PV rooftop (consultancy, turnkey / build-own operate)
    • Greenhouse gas accounting, management and offsetting (e.g. inventories, carbon foot printing, IPCC, GPC, ISO 14064, PAS2050 etc.) 
    • Strategies and frameworks (sustainability, green economy, resource efficiency, carbon abatement, waste management, water efficiency etc.)
    • Energy Management
    • Monitoring management and quality assurance systems and frameworks, MRV
    • Emission reduction projects and programmes (CDM, SDM, GS, PoA etc.)
    • Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs)
    • Capacity building and development

     

     

    • Speaker:

      García, Tomás, Managing Director, BayWa r.e. Projects España

      Tomás García is the Managing Director of the Solar & Wind Projects business in Spain & Portugal at BayWa r.e. since January 2019. In this role, he leads the team responsible for the development, structuring and execution of utility-scale solar and wind projects in the Iberian peninsula. Prior to this role, Tomás was the Head of Business Development EMEA, Energy Group at Canadian Solar (2017-2018). Before that he served at SunEdison as General Manager, Rural Electrification EMEA (2014-2015) and as Head of Strategy & Market Development EMEA & LATAM (2011-2014). Before that Tomás was Market Strategy Manager at First Solar (2008-2011) and a Strategy Consultant at the Monitor Group (2004-2008). Additionally, he has also worked as a Venture Capitalist, Research Scientist (doing science on solar PV materials), University Teacher and FX Trader. Tomás was a PhD student at Florida International University, earned his MSci at King´s College London and his Master degree in Physics at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

      Presentation
      Presentation Tomas Garcia

    • Speaker:

      Parnass, Eitan, Director General, Green Energy Association of Israel

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      Presentations Eitan Parnass

  • 16:45 - 17.15 Keynote Session 5 - Developments in cap-and-trade and the effect on consumer driven electricity market

    The recent increase in legislation and standards around the world is promoting greater consumer choice in the electricity market, while at the same time we see a range of initiatives promoting cap and trade. During this session you will receive answers to questions about the growing interaction of these two systems around the world.

     

    Moderator:

    Braslawsky, Jared, Secretary General, RECS International

    As Deputy Secretary-General of RECS International Jared primarily focuses on the consumer driven market for renewable electricity in Europe and abroad. He is a leading expert in the European market for guarantees of origin and other international electricity tracking mechanisms. Jared works on behalf of the electricity end-user and is currently focused on scope 2 carbon accounting and the claims that can be made by electricity purchasers.

     

    • Speaker:

      De Clara, Stefano, International Policy Director, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

      International Policy Director at the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA). He joined IETA in 2014, initially focusing on the EU ETS and UNFCCC negotiations. He currently heads IETA’s international work, covering the implementation of the Paris Agreement and international carbon markets. Leading IETA’s Business Partnership for Market Readiness (B-PMR) initiative, he also focuses on emerging carbon markets, particularly in Asia.

      Prior to joining IETA he focused on emissions trading in the Academia and for consulting companies. He holds a M.Sc. in Sustainable Development from the Utrecht University and a B.Sc. in Environmental Science from the University of Trieste.

      Presentation
      Presentation Stefano Declara

  • 17:15 - 18:15 Drinks

  • 18:30 - 19:30 Guided City Walk

    Guided City Walk
    On Tuesday 12 March Statkraft is offering you a guided city walk from the conference hotel (Krasnapolsky) to the dinnerparty.

    18:30 - Start City Walk, leaving from the REC Market Meeting conference desk.
    19:30 - End City Walk, arriving at dinner party location Bar/Kitchen van Rijn, Rembrandtplein.

    Please get your ticket for the Guided City Walk upon registration for the conference. Tickets are provided on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

    The guided city walk is offered to you by statkraft. 

     

  • 19:30 - 22:30 Dinner Party Sponsored by ECOHZ

    The dinner party is sponsored by Ecohz

Wednesday 13 March 2019

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Session 6a - Market developments: volumes and prices

    This session has become a staple of the REC Market Meeting. Volumes, prices, trades, demand and trends - everything that the traders and originators among us need to prepare for the new year. In these markets we are used to double-digit growth. Every year we see increased demand, more complex product definitions and increased interest from stakeholders and policy makers. This, combined with the price shocks of 2018, is bound to make for an interesting session. The session will cover REC markets in Europe and around the world in order to sketch a complete picture of both developed and developing attribute tracking markets.

    Moderator:

    Piccioli-Cappelli, Dania, Chief Value Officer, Nvalue

    Dania holds a Master degree in Economics from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland and joined Nvalue in 2010 as Portfolio Manager. Dania actively contributed to the company development through the years. The team of Nvalue is today characterized by 22 professionals spread in the offices of Amsterdam, Zürich, Lugano, Varna and Sofia.

    Dania is part of the executive board of Nvalue AG and she covers several areas of responsibility within the group. Dania is member of the Strategy Committee and the Risk Committee. Moreover she leads the corporate training program and is responsible for the company corporate values.

    • Presentation
      Introduction by Dania Picciolli

    • Speaker:

      Münzer, Alexandra, Managing Director, Greenfact

      Alexandra holds a PhD in physics from the Technical University in Munich and worked within the development of electrical devices and as an expert for electrical engineering at an international IP firm.

      Alexandra is the Managing Director of Greenfact, which provides a market intelligence and data analysis platform for the green certificates market with a unique focus on Guarantees of Origin in Europe.

    • Speaker:

      Drevermann, Sarah, Manager Renewable Energy, First Climate Markets

      Sarah works on providing solutions for corporate clients, their Renewable Energy strategies and sourcing options across international markets as Manager Renewable Energy at First Climate Markets AG. She works on raising awareness and the implementation on how companies can reduce their Scope 2 emissions by using solutions such as Guarantees of Origin in Europe, RECs in North America, I-RECs globally as well as Power Purchasing Agreements. She is based in Frankfurt, Germany at First Climate Markets AG, a globally leading provider of green energy, carbon offsetting and water management solutions for businesses and organizations.

      Presentation
      Presentation Sarah Drevermann

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Session 6b - The market for PPAs, not the mechanism

    Too often when there is a session about Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) we get bogged down in either simplistic discussions about what a PPA is or complex technical discussions that only accounting and finance experts can understand. Finding middle ground so that renewables experts can negotiate deals and determine a relevant strategy is increasingly important, especially as PPAs are becoming global instruments.

    Let’s not kid ourselves: a PPA is nothing more than a long-term agreement to buy electricity and its underlying (green) attributes. The hype around the mechanism, while not unjustified, often misses issues relevant to developing a business strategy and taking the first steps in determining where your company should be heading. This session is intended to do just that. In this session we will not discuss what a PPA is, but rather where it is relevant. We will also review markets where PPAs are potentially an important part of procurement strategies and review locations where they will certainly be part of procurement strategies within the next year.

    Moderator:

    Quarles van Ufford, Alexander, Director Renewables & Cleantech, Schneider Electric

    Alexander helps large buyers access renewable energy across international markets from Schneider’s office in the Netherlands. He spent most of his 25 year career as WWF's expert on corporate climate leadership, advising sector-leading multinational companies on climate and energy strategy. Among others, Alexander co-founded and managed WWF's Climate Savers Program, which laid the foundation for leadership platforms such as RE100 and the Science Based Targets initiative, and he led the development of the world’s first quality label for international RECs, now called Gold Standard Renewable Energy Label. Alexander holds an MSc in Business Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

    • Speakers:

      Slooten, Robbert, Global Sustainability Program Manager, Signify

      Robbert Slooten is sustainability program manager at Signify. In this role, Robbert oversees progress on two of Signify’s 2020 commitments - zero carbon and zero waste.

      Robbert was responsible for building Signify’s carbon emissions reduction and offsetting strategy, and is now driving its implementation. Under his direction, Signify increased its share of renewable electricity from 35% to 80%, amongst others through a PPA in the United States and the first-ever transaction of IRECs in the Gulf region. Having recently taken over management of the zero waste commitment, Robbert is streamlining the processes and accelerating progress towards diverting all industrial waste from landfill.

      Living up to the company vision to unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world, Signify is walking the talk through its five-year sustainability program ‘Brighter Lives, Better World’. Launched at Climate Week NYC 2016, it contains ambitious goals such a delivering 2 billion LED lights by 2020 and reaching zero carbon and zero waste in the same year.

      Robbert studied Industrial Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology, where he mastered in Innovation Management with a focus on Sustainable Energy Technologies.

      Soares, Mauro, Managing Director , EOS Energia

      Mauro Soares is Managing Director of EOS Energía, a local consultancy specialized in energy projects advisory services including legal, regulatory, fiscal, financial and commercial issues. He currently consults to many companies across the renewables supply chain. Prior to EOS, Mauro was National Director for Renewable Energy at the Undersecretariat for Renewable Energy of the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Argentina where he was in charge of redesigning and implementing a new regulatory framework for the clean energy industry in Argentina.

      He is an economist (Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires) and he has Master’s of Sciences in Management (Sloan Program, Stanford University). He has worked in the traditional and renewable energy industries for more than 20 years. He has held different management positions in the private sector where his last role was as Manager of Business Development for Tecpetrol based out of Buenos Aires. He has also worked extensively in the creation and growth of the Argentine Renewable Energy Chamber (CADER) and with other local NGOs and think tanks such as AERA, Fundación Avina, Directorio Legislativo, Escenarios Energéticos 2030, Fundación la Tierra Habla. He is Academic Director of the Executive Program in Renewable Energy at UCES in Buenos Aires and has been a professor of Energy Markets and Project Evaluation at the National Technological University (UTN) in Buenos Aires. Since 2011, and based on his background and contributions, Mauro is a member of the BMW Foundation´s network of World Sustainable Leaders. In 2018 Mauro was featured by Harvard University´s Kennedy School of Government in the case study that was written on the the successful RenovAr programme.

      Presentation
      Presentation 6B

  • 10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break

    Coffee is sponsored by:

  • 10:30 - 11:30 Session 7a - Risk management in a tumultuous market

    Last year we saw extreme price increases in the GO market. In some weeks the prices for some GO products increased by 100% and over the year for some products there was an astounding 2000% increase. These market variables made legal departments in every major company look at the associated risk -- and the counter-party risk -- they had in their Guarantee of Origin deals. Out of these changes, however, came innovation. The result of these changes has led some market players to take on the role of risk mitigation through contractual developments, market innovation, real time risk management systems and clearing options. In this session we will take a look at these risk management solutions and see what we can expect will be introduced in the market in 2019.

    Moderator:

    Moro, Fabio, COO, STX Group

    Fabio is the COO of STX Group which provides liquidity, market access and financing solutions to the renewable energy sector.

    In this role he is responsible for the implementation and execution of current business and future initiatives, with a focus on operations, risk and IT. Previously he focused on supporting the development and increasing market liquidity of renewable energy markets and is a fervent supporter of full disclosure.

    • Speaker:

      Moro, Fabio, COO, STX Group

      Fabio is the COO of STX Group which provides liquidity, market access and financing solutions to the renewable energy sector.

      In this role he is responsible for the implementation and execution of current business and future initiatives, with a focus on operations, risk and IT. Previously he focused on supporting the development and increasing market liquidity of renewable energy markets and is a fervent supporter of full disclosure.

      Presentation
      Presentation Fabio Moro

    • Speaker:

      Bogensperger, Josef Heinrich, Principal Risk Manager, Verbund

      Dr. Josef H. Bogensperger studied electrical engineering at the University of Technology Graz (Austria). 1996-1999 working as consulting engineer for VERBUNDPLAN in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Joined VERBUND Trading GmbH in 1999. First Risk Manager, then Head of Back Office. From July 2004 til October 2016 as Head of Risk Management. Since November 2016 in his present position as Principal Risk Manager with a focus on energy and financial regulation.

      Presentation
      Presentation Josef Bogensperger

    • Speaker:

      Gunst, Andreas, Partner, DLA Piper

      Andreas Gunst is an experienced energy lawyer. His practice area covers the entire energy value chain and has advised governments and other parties at the negotiating table in Paris at the UNFCCC in 2015. He is DLA Piper's resident climate change expert and recently spoke at COP22 in Marrakech. In addition to being a Partner in DLA Piper's Finance and Projects team, Andreas advises clients on energy regulation and is leading DLA Piper's advice to the market on the impact Brexit may have on the energy sector and climate change. 

      Presentation
      Presentation Andreas Gunst

  • 10:30 - 11:30 Session 7b - Leadership in attribute procurement

    Until buying only renewable power becomes the default option for consumers, the market will be led by those who make a clear choice to reduce emissions related to their electricity use. The more consumers, particularly large ones, take active steps to meet their power demand from renewables, the more the deployment of wind, solar, and other sources of RES power can be accelerated. Having chosen renewables, these leading consumers should set ambitious targets with clear timetables, put in place buying strategies that best support the development of additional renewable power capacity, take into account the wider sustainability aspects of their power purchasing, encourage other market actors and policy-makers to strengthen their ambitions in relation to renewable energy and be fully transparent about their power purchasing strategy and results.

    Leadership in attribute procurement can set a positive example for electricity markets as they increasingly move towards renewables. During this session we will hear from markets players and observers who are leading the way in attribute procurement and gain the benefit of their valuable knowledge and experience.

    Moderator:

    Jones, Todd, Director of Policy and Climate Change Programs, Centre for Resource Solutions (CRS)

    Todd Jones is Director of Policy and Climate Change Programs at Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) where he provides guidance and technical expertise to policymakers, regulators and functional support entities at all levels to support the design and development of policies and programs that increase renewable energy development and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He focuses on credible accounting systems, protecting voluntary demand for renewable energy and emissions reductions, and maximizing positive interactions between markets. He holds a Master’s in Environmental Science from Yale University and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

    • Speakers:

      Telang, Shailesh, Technical Manager – Renewable Energy, RE100-CDP

      Shailesh has extensive work experience in environmental consulting and renewable energy project management. As a part of his renewable energy work, Shailesh has registered various renewable energy projects under the REC mechanism in India and helped companies to source clean energy from off-site and on-site renewable energy projects via PPA. In addition, he has worked on developing and establishing organization-wide GHG accounting and management systems in many industrial sectors including aviation, automotive, real estate, steel, power, and industrial waste management. He joined CDP in 2015 to work on the RE100 initiative and since then he is working with members and other stakeholders to provide thought leadership and technical support on several topics including credible renewable electricity uses claims, transformational renewable electricity procurement, and scope 2 emission accounting and reporting.

      Shailesh holds master’s in Environment Management from the Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun, India and a Bachelor of Science in Life Science from Institute of Science, Nagpur, India.

      Iliffe, Richard, Standards Manager for SustainCERT, Gold Standard

      Presentation
      Presentation Richard Ilife

  • 11:30 - 12:00 Coffee break

    Coffee is sponsored by:

  • 12:00 - 13:00 Keynote session 8 - The impact of increased consumer choice on the electricity market

    As power markets move away from being dominated by centralized, dispatchable power suppliers, consumers increasingly realize that not all electricity is generated in the same way. This creates a virtuous cycle of consumers wanting more choice to buy, directly or indirectly, power with particular attributes. And this leads to greater diversity in the power being offered for sale. This upward spiral can, and should, increase purchases of variable renewable power, which needs to be accommodated on the grid. This will inevitably lead to a system that is more complicated and harder to manage than in the past. In this keynote session we will get a birds-eye view of the electricity market as a whole and the effect that consumers are having on its design. It will focus on moving beyond just renewable procurement and addressing the electricity market as whole.

    • Speakers:

      Braslawsky, Jared, Secretary General, RECS International

      As Deputy Secretary-General of RECS International Jared primarily focuses on the consumer driven market for renewable electricity in Europe and abroad. He is a leading expert in the European market for guarantees of origin and other international electricity tracking mechanisms. Jared works on behalf of the electricity end-user and is currently focused on scope 2 carbon accounting and the claims that can be made by electricity purchasers.

       

      Pfeiffer, Patrick, Head of Statkraft US, Statkraft

      Patrick Pfeiffer is the head of Statkraft’s North American office- focused on expanding the company’s renewable energy and environmental commodity activities.  He oversees all renewable energy, carbon, and project finance transactions, conducted by Statkraft in North America, and with US-based corporations.  Patrick engages directly with corporations, environmental groups, project developers, and financial institutions to support end users’ goals within the global energy landscape.

      From 2012-2015, Patrick was the Director of Sales for EOS Climate.  Prior to that he was a partner at Cantor Fitzgerald where he structured renewable energy, carbon, and emission credit transactions within regulated, pre -compliance, and voluntary markets; occurring between energy, corporate, industrial, financial, and environmental companies.

      Patrick has a BA in Environmental Studies and a minor in Public Policy from Dartmouth College.  He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two daughters.

      Savelkouls, Andor, Head of Energy Sourcing EMEA, Air Products

      Andor Savelkouls is head of the energy sourcing group for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Air Products. He has responsibility for energy procurement and energy project development in this region.

      Mr. Savelkouls joined Air Products in The Netherlands in 2000 as a participant in the company’s Career Development Program, for which he also relocated to the U.K. in 2001 as part of his final assignment. In 2002 he started as a project development engineer for the Generated Gases product supply team (PST). He then moved back to The Netherlands in 2004 to join the Energy & Materials organization as an energy analyst for the Corporate Energy group. From 2008-2013 he held a variety of positions as energy manager for countries within Europe before being appointed regional procurement manager for EMEA Procurement in 2014, responsible for managing the energy sourcing team and providing cost-effective energy supply schemes.

      Mr. Savelkouls holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands.

      Presentation
      Keynote presentation Patrick Pfeifer

  • 13:00 - 14:30 Networking Lunch Wintergarden

    Lunch is sponsored by