Keynote (plenary) sessions are held in the Grand Ball Room. Parallel sessions take place in smaller rooms and are divided into three tracks, each of which focuses on a particular aspect of renewable energy markets: 

Track-A: Developing EAC systems  
Examining what is happening at the core of EAC systems, with a focus on crucial new developments such as full disclosure, time stamping, and the certification of all energy carriers, including hydrogen. 

Track-B: Exploring EAC markets
Highlighting market developments in different countries and regions, including the impact of Brexit, demand for renewables in Asia, and the important role of EAC standards in all markets.  

Track-C: Introducing EAC markets
Offering those who are new to renewable energy markets and energy attribute tracking an introduction to everything they need to know to succeed in this complex and competitive sector. These sessions are created in collaboration with our supporting association EKOenergy. 

Details about speakers will be available from June 2021.

Monday 29 November 2021

  • 14:00 - 16:00 Pre-conference A: Certification of non-electricity energy carriers – an in-depth exploration

    The attributes of a unit of energy were first tracked in the power sector, and electricity has remained the focus of attribute tracking for the past two decades. However, as renewable energy production develops beyond electricity and energy sectors become more integrated, so the need to track the attributes of other energy carriers has grown. In this session, delegates and speakers will together explore, in-depth, the challenges and benefits of certifying non-electricity energy carriers such as hydrogen and renewable fuels of non-biological origin (RFNBOs).

  • 14:00-16:00 Pre-conference B: Introducing the International REC Standard and I-REC markets

    The International REC Standard (I-REC Standard) provides a robust, transparent standard that was created to ensure reliable, accurate attribute tracking in energy markets. The standard sets out best practices that are designed to avoid double counting, the issuance of double certificates and double attribute claiming in various legislative and market structures around the world. This session will give delegates an overview of rapidly developing renewable energy and energy attribute markets, as well as the opportunity to learn how the standard supports these markets.


    Braslawsky, Jared, Secretary General, RECS International

    Jared Braslawsky is a leading expert on the use, implementation, and functionality of attribute tracking systems such as the United States REC, European Guarantee of Origin (GO), and the global International REC Standard. His expertise is used by organizations such as RE100 where he is a member of the Technical Working Group. He has participated in workshops, technical meetings, and informational webinars for RE100’s members (with over 200 corporate renewable electricity consumers). He was a key contributor to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP) Scope 2 Guidance document and supported the GHGP in organizing workshops to promote the guidance document when it was completed in 2015.

    Jared has played a leading role in the development and growth of the Guarantee of Origin system in Europe through his role as Secretary General of RECS International. Jared is also the co-founder and current Secretary General of the International REC Standard Foundation (I-REC Standard), a not-for-profit organization for energy attribute tracking standardization that enables the simplified implementation of a reliable, traceable REC systems and national renewable energy markets in adherence with electricity market regulations and best practices worldwide.

  • 14:00-16:00 Pre-conference C: An introduction to standard contracts for EAC markets

    As energy attribute certificate (EAC) markets mature, market participants are increasingly able to use standard contracts to simplify the complexity of individual trades. Participants in this session will learn about current standard EAC contracts and how to use them to support their participation in EAC markets.


    Adam White, Director, RECS International

    Adam White is the Director of RECS International, a non-profit foundation representing renewable electricity producers and consumers who use guarantees of origin. At RECS International, Adam leads on 

    • Giving organisations and individuals the knowledge, motivation and confidence to buy 100% renewable energy. 
    • Advocating for the development and implementation of relevant national and European legislation, and 
    • Supporting members and other stakeholders engaging in renewable energy markets. 

    Before joining RECS Adam worked for the WWF European Policy Office as Senior Research Coordinator on Climate and Energy, and before coming to Brussels Adam worked as a researcher for elected members of the UK Parliament and the London Assembly. 

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      Andreas Gunst, Partner, DLA Piper

      Andreas is a widely recognised expert on renewable energy certificate trading and mass-balancing, renewable energy PPAs, biogas supply agreements, and GHG allowance and offset agreements. Notably, he advised RECS International on its new Certificate Agreement & associated guidance and the European Federation of Energy Traders on the development of its Corporate PPA, the new Certificate Master Agreement  & Appendix, and the UK Allowance Appendix. Andreas has also advised many donor organisations - among them EBRD, World Bank, ADB, GIZ and Energy Community - on sectoral reform and the implementation of renewable energy auctions and implementation of emissions trading and renewable energy certificate schemes.  

Tuesday 30 November 2021

  • 09:30-11:00 Keynote 1 - Can markets do better than policy in accelerating demand and delivering climate and energy targets?

    Climate and energy targets in the EU and other parts of the world are currently insufficient to deliver the emissions reductions needed to limit global temperature rise to less than 1.5 degrees centigrade. In this session, we will ask whether accelerating demand for renewable energy, underpinned by EACs, can help countries move towards 100% renewables more effectively than policy. We will also discuss how future developments in energy certification could help to combat climate change.

    • Speaker:

      Adam White, Director, RECS International

      Adam White is the Director of RECS International, a non-profit foundation representing renewable electricity producers and consumers who use guarantees of origin. At RECS International, Adam leads on 

      • Giving organisations and individuals the knowledge, motivation and confidence to buy 100% renewable energy. 
      • Advocating for the development and implementation of relevant national and European legislation, and 
      • Supporting members and other stakeholders engaging in renewable energy markets. 

      Before joining RECS Adam worked for the WWF European Policy Office as Senior Research Coordinator on Climate and Energy, and before coming to Brussels Adam worked as a researcher for elected members of the UK Parliament and the London Assembly. 

  • 11:00-11:30 Coffee break

  • 11:30-12:30 Session 2A - Procurement models: from single trades to PPAs, how different contracts can accelerate demand

    There are many ways to buy and sell renewable energy, reflecting the diverse needs of the parties involved in each deal. Delegates attending this session will learn how all renewable energy deals, from one-off trades to power purchase agreements (PPAs), help to accelerate demand for renewable energy and thus support the energy transition. Each of the major procurement models will be explained to assess benefits and pitfalls as well as their potential for impact and robust claims.


    Dania Piccioli-Cappelli, Director Marketing and Communication, 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 30 professionals spread in the offices of Amsterdam, Zürich, Lugano and Varna.

    Dania is part of the executive board of Nvalue AG and she covers several areas of responsibility within the group. Dania is responsible for the company's products in the Swiss Market and is member of the Strategy Committee. Moreover she leads the Marketing and Communication department within the Group. 

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      Hannah Hunt, Impact Director, RE-Source Platform

      Hannah is the Impact Director for the RE-Source Platform, where she coordinates the Platform activities in efforts to advance corporate renewable energy sourcing across Europe. She was previously Senior Manager in Business Development at REsurety, working to empower renewable energy buyers through better risk management. Her background also includes renewable energy policy and regulatory advocacy at the American Wind Energy Association.

  • 11:30-12:30 Session 2B - EAC standards, around the world: their benefits and differences

    This session will give delegates an overview of the three major international energy attribute tracking standards. Similarities and differences will be highlighted by experts, as well as the scope for interaction between these standards. Delegates will also learn about the challenges of setting up and operating within renewable-energy markets that do not follow one of the 'big three' standards.

    • Speakers:

      Katrien Verwimp, Coordinator Sector Integration, Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB)

      Katrien coordinates the sector integration program in the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB), which prepares for maximum reliability and cost-efficiency of energy attribute certificate systems for all energy carriers. She manages strategic projects for the association, currently representing AIB in the REGATRACE and CertifHy Projects. She is coordinator of the EECS Gas Scheme Group and chairs AIB’s Professional Reviewers Group.

      She was project leader of the FaStGO Project, which, as a service to DG ENER, in 2020 developed a kick-off draft for the revision of the EN16325 standard on guarantees of origin, considered further infrastructural upgrades for the cross border transfer of GOs and developed updates to the residual mix methodology. Before 2020, she worked with VREG, being the Flemish regulator, issuing body and disclosure competent body as ‘Coordinator – origin of energy’.

      On behalf of this AIB member, from 2013-2015 she was in AIB the co-chairperson of working group systems, who guards the AIB IT infrastructure, and in 2018 and 2019 she was the chairperson of AIB working group Internal Affairs (currently renamed to EECS Unit), who maintains and develops the rules in the European Energy Certificate System. She had a leading role in the design of legislation for implementing article 19 of REDII, including developing GOs for gas, hydrogen and for heating and cooling, and was project leader for the implementation of it.

      Ben Gerber, President and Chief Executive Officer, Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System, Inc. (M-RETS)

      Benjamin Gerber is the President and Chief Executive Officer of M-RETS. Under his leadership M-RETS developed and successfully implemented an industry leading environmental attribute registry. Initially this allowed M-RETS to increase its footprint from 15 states and Manitoba to all North America. The M-RETS platform brings unprecedented innovation to the industry as well as access to data in pioneering ways such as hourly production data and peak period production data. Under his leadership, M-RETS achieved the first of its kind hourly REC claim in collaboration with Google, where it was a focus on the Google Cloud Blog.   

      M-RETS recently launched a renewable thermal tracking system. This first of its kind system in North America facilitates market transparency, liquidity, and prevents double counting by issuing a unique, traceable digital certificate for every dekatherm produced by a renewable thermal technology. M-RETS users retire certificates to comply with state policy or to serve the voluntary market and to ensure that certificates are not double-counted. 

      Ben attended the University of Michigan where he graduated with a degree in political science. He graduated from William Mitchell College of law and is admitted to the Minnesota State and Federal Bar. Ben is a sought-after speaker on issues related to environmental commodities as well as innovation in the utility sector. He has been published by energy news outlets such as Utility Dive, Greentech Media, and Forbes and appeared as a guest on local and national media and conferences to discuss renewable energy, decarbonization, and the role of technology and innovation in the utility sector.

  • 11:30-12:30 Session 2C - An introduction to the basic elements of attribute-tracking systems

    This – the first of five new-style ‘C-Track’ sessions at the REC Market Meeting – will give delegates who are relatively new to the world of attribute tracking all the information they need to actively engage with renewable-energy markets and schemes. In this session, we will cover topics such as the issuance, cancellation, redemption, and expiration of attribute certificates. We will explain where and why attribute tracking started, how it has developed over the past decade and how we expect it will develop further in the years ahead.

  • 12:30-14:00 Networking lunch

  • 14:00-15:00 Session 3A - How full disclosure can accelerate demand for renewables and help cut emissions

    Leading EAC schemes are moving towards full disclosure, in other words, the certification of every unit of energy finally consumed, not just renewables. Full disclosure ensures that all consumers know how the energy they are using was generated and where it comes from. It can also facilitate the tracking of energy that is converted into energy carriers such as hydrogen or stored before consumption. Full disclosure is a key step towards more consumer choice and a more transparent energy system. We will explain this in detail during this session.


    Liesbeth Switten, Secretary General, Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB)

    Liesbeth Switten holds a master degree in law from Leuven University, and degrees in environmental law, urbanisation and in international association management. She started her career in leading law firms, such as Baker & McKenzie where she was a member of the environmental and energy team. After 7 years she joined the Flemish energy regulator VREG as a legal supervisor.

    She has been involved in renewable energy certification for over 15 years with several roles in the AIB since 2006. She was AIB’s legal and strategic advisor, professional reviewer and she chaired the organisational change process and the professional reviewers’ group, thereby securing the quality assurance of the EECS© system throughout the AIB members.

    In 2020 Liesbeth became secretary general of AIB, taking over from its leader of 20 years and she was tasked with rolling out an entirely new organisation model amid the Covid-19 pandemic and with guiding the expanding association towards the energy transition and implementation of the EU Renewables Directive 2018/2001. 

    • Speakers:

      Ilona Bruens, Head of CertiQ, CertiQ

      Ilona Bruens leads CertiQ, the Dutch Issuing Body for electricity and renewable heath. Since 2020 full disclosure is in place in the Netherlands, so CertiQ experienced its first full year certifying also non-renewable electricity. Prior to CertiQ, Ilona worked 12 years within CertiQs mother company, TenneT TSO. She developed ideas to keep a right balance to ensure a reliable, sustainable and affordable energy system and brought these ideas further to policymakers, politicians and regulators.

      Ilona studied Business Administration at the University of Nijmegen, Financial Law at the Erasmus University and Accountancy at VU Amsterdam.

      Alberto Pototschnig, Professor and Deputy Director, Florence School of Regulation

      Part-time Professor and Deputy Director (World of Practice)
      Florence School of Regulation, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies European University Institute, Florence

      Director, DFC-Economics, Milan

      Alberto Pototschnig is part-time Professor and Deputy Director for the World of Practice at the Florence School of Regulation – European University Institute, where he has been teaching on energy regulation and market design since 2004. Since October 2020, Alberto is also a Director of DFC-Economics, a consultancy outfit providing independent economic analysis and advice on complex business and regulatory issues.

      From 2010 to 2019 he was the first Director of the EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). Before joining the Agency, from 2006 to 2010, Alberto was a Partner in Mercados EMI, a Madrid-based international consultancy specialising in the energy sector, where he served as CEO and Deputy Chairman. He previously worked at the Italian Transmission System Operators (from 2003 to 2005), served as the first CEO of the Italian Electricity Market Operator (from 2000 to 2003) and in the Italian Energy Regulatory Authority (AEEG, from 1997 to 2000), with his final position being Director of Electricity Regulation. Alberto started his professional career in 1989 with London Economics, an international economic consultancy, where he was eventually in charge of the industrial economic advisory practice. Between 2003 and 2005 Alberto also acted as an adviser to the Italian Government on environmental and climate policy issues.

      Alberto holds a Degree in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan and an MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics, University of London.

  • 14:00-15:00 Session 3B - The post-Brexit world

    All sectors of the economy are coming to terms with the new economic relationship between the EU and the UK, not least the renewable-energy sector. In this session, delegates will hear from experts on both sides about how renewable energy is affected by the new reality and how trade has already been impacted across 'the Channel/La Manche' post-Brexit. We will discuss in detail the implications of the new market situation on Guarantee of Origin (GO) markets as a whole.


    Lucy Hunt, Manager, Energy, WBCSD

    Lucy Hunt is the renewable power lead at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. Lucy manages the REscale project at WBCSD, convening ambitious companies from the full renewable value chain to collaborate on solutions to accelerate the deployment of renewables, with particular focus on increasing corporate procurement of renewable power. Before joining WBCSD in 2018, Lucy spent four years working on low carbon technology and energy efficiency projects at the Carbon Trust.

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      Saptarshi Pal, Senior Originator, Statkraft

      Saptarshi Pal is a Senior Originator at Statkraft, where he works in the Global Environmental Markets division. He has over 10 years of experience in various environmental markets, including carbon allowances & offsets, energy efficiency certificates and energy attribute certificate (EAC) schemes. Currently, he is based in London and focuses on UK’s voluntary and compliance renewable energy certificates schemes. He is also on the Board of RECS International since 2016.

      Saptarshi has a MSC in Environmental Sciences & Policies from the University of Manchester, and a MBA from London Business School.


  • 14:00-15:00 Session 3C - An introduction to why consumers use energy attribute certificates (EACs) and environmental reporting

    In this session – the second of five sessions designed to provide newcomers to EACs with the opportunity to learn the basics of attribute tracking – we will look at the benefits of using renewable-energy markets and systems. Expert speakers will address questions such as ‘Why do consumers buy green energy?’, ’What are their needs when they do so?’, and ‘Is there a general approach, or is every consumer different?’ We will focus on the positive benefits of EAC markets for accelerating the energy transition and combatting climate change.

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      Mike Hatert, Head of Renewables, First Climate Markets

      Based in Frankfurt, Germany, Mike Hatert is Head of Renewables at First Climate and manages all sales activities in the DACH region. A proven energy specialist, Mike graduated as an engineer, is a certified manager for energy economics and holds a certification as an energy manager from chamber of industry and commerce. Mike has over 15 years of professional experience in the energy industry, previously working in manager and senior positions for Deutsche Bahn, ENTEGA and con|energy.

  • 15:00-15:30 Coffee break

  • 15:30-16:30 Session 4A - Certification of hydrogen and other non-fossil gases

    Demand for renewable gases, such as hydrogen, is accelerating and European legislation now requires that any gas products claiming to be from renewable sources must be certified. The certification of non-fossil gases can differ from that of renewable electricity and, in this session, delegates will learn about those differences and how developments in markets for non-fossil gases are helping to cut emissions.


    Wouter Vanhoudt, Director Europe, Hinicio

    Master in Commercial Engineering Business Informatics & Master of Finance Vlerick Management School.

    Project Coordinator for European Commission / FCH JU supported Standard on Green H2 Certification (CertifHy).

    Chair and Board of AIB Gas Scheme Group. 

    Former General Manager  Schreder Gulf LLC in Abu Dhabi (3 years). Worked one year in China. 16+ years work experience. Speaks Dutch-English-French. Based in Brussels.

    • Speakers:

      Gunnar Steck, Executive Advisor Wholesale Markets, Eurogas

      Gunnar Steck has held a variety of strategic, legal and regulatory roles in production, trading and supply as well as in transmission companies. From senior management positions in government and regulatory affairs, he has helped companies and associations to understand the impact of regulatory change, to implement changes effectively, and to represent their interests in designing energy market rules.

      Gunnar has worked for RUHRGAS Transport (Europe’s biggest TSO, now Open Grid Europe), E.ON Energy Trading and UNIPER Global Commodities. From 2013 to 2017 he chaired the European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET) Gas Hub Development Group.

      In 2018 Gunnar founded ENQUIDITY, a boutique consultancy firm supporting authorities, industry associations and companies in energy regulation and market design. Since 2019 he is advising Eurogas on EU policy initiatives relevant for Gas Wholesale Markets. He is a fully qualified lawyer and holds a Master in Political Science.

      Stefanie Königsberger, Project Manager, AGCS Biomethane Registry Austria

      Stefanie is a project manager at AGCS Biomethane Registry Austria, operated by AGCS Gas Clearing and Settlement AG, in addition to her role as an Executive Board Member at ERGaR, European Renewable Gas Registry. She has international working experience in the fields of Anaerobic Digestion, Renewables and Environment, Bioeconomy and Biorefinery, Event and Project Management.


  • 15:30-16:30 Session 4B - Limited supply, high demand – the Singaporean RE market

    Having recently implemented an EAC scheme that is adherent to the I-REC Standard, Singapore has a renewable-energy market which is defined by high demand and limited supply. Delegates attending this session will learn about this new market and how the opportunities it provides can be maximized to help accelerate the energy transition and cut emissions – not only in Singapore but throughout the East-Asia region.


    Roble Velasco-Rosenheim, Regional Director South-East Asia, I-REC Standard Foundation

    Roble has a decade of experience supporting clean energy development in Asia and the Pacific. He is the Regional Director for the I-REC Standard Foundation, and the founder of SuSca Group. Through these roles, he supports governments, utilities, IPPs, and Fortune 500 companies to transact clean energy in line with the I-REC Standard.  

    Roble’s work focuses on market building in the EAC space. Recently, he has supported governments and utilities across Southeast Asia to engage with the I-REC Standard Foundation. This has enabled the development of EAC markets across the region, and has supported dozens of brands and their supply chains to meet renewable energy targets in line with the RE100, Science Based Targets initiative, and other major reporting frameworks. 

    Previously, Roble helped process large scale infrastructure projects for the Asia Development Bank and other development partners in the region. He is passionate about bridging public and private sector interests to support high-yield, low-carbon economic growth.   

  • 15:30-16:30 Session 4C - An introduction to energy attribute tracking in Europe – legislation, data, and new developments

    This – the third ‘C-Stream’ session introducing energy attribute tracking for delegates with less experience of renewable-energy markets and systems – will focus on the EU’s legally defined certificates: Guarantees of Origins (GOs). Expert speakers will cover the European legal framework and the roles of the system’s leading actors. You will also receive a statistical update on how the GO system has developed, with insights into how it may develop in the years ahead, including aspects such as full disclosure.


    Line Riise Jensen, Director Sourcing and Business Development, ECOHZ

    Jensen, Line 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.  

    For 17 years ECOHZ has been a leading company in the European Guarantees of Origin market. This position has provided the company with unique insight into production and sales of renewable electricity, and with an extensive European network of renewable power producers and developers.

    Line has more than ten years of experience from the renewables sector and has contributed to develop ECOHZ’ sales of renewable solutions to large multinational customers. She is now Director of Sourcing and Business Development at ECOHZ and continues 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.

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      Joan Collell, Business & Strategy Leader / CCO, FlexiDAO

      Joan Collell is the Business/Strategy Leader & CCO at FlexiDAO, a leading software provider in the energy sector. Collell has experience leading a high-growth energy startup and over five years working within the technology industry. His expertise excels in startup strategy, sales, and marketing, where he adopted these skills from working with global brands like Bain & Co., Google, and Henkel.

      Filip Král, Unit Manager, Unicorn

      Filip Král has been working in Unicorn for more than 10 years and during that time changed several roles in teams working primarily in Energy and Utilities sector. Filip is currently product owner of Certigy and its spin-offs and manager of business unit focused on delivery of Unicorn's products and services in Nordics and Switzerland.

      Joni Vuorela, Green Trading Desk Manager, Fortum

      I lead Fortum Green Desk, which is a professional driven market service provider committed to quality and support its customers' renewable and low carbon ambitions. We offer Guarantees of Origin management expertise and trading, as well as other related certificates. As a unit of Fortum, our aim is to create a low carbon society for present and future generation.

  • 17:00-17:30 Keynote 5 - Can EACs limit the impact of price cannibalization in relation to renewables?

    When renewable electricity is most abundant, its price often collapses on spot markets, sometimes even turning negative. Price cannibalization is a growing challenge for renewable electricity producers and during this session, we will ask whether EACs can limit its impact by providing a positive parallel income stream. In particular, we will ask whether EACs for power produced when renewables peak on the grid could be sold at a premium, as some consumers prefer to consume at moments of maximum renewable electricity load and minimum grid-average emissions.

  • 17:30-18:30 Networking drinks

  • 19:30-22:30 Dinner Party

    Sponsored by Agder Energi

Wednesday 1 December 2021

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

    In this session, volumes, prices, trades, demand, and trends – everything that market participants need to know – will be covered by experts. Will the trends of increased demand and more complex product definitions consolidate or accelerate? Are we likely to see more frequent and more severe price shocks, or will a maturing market become easier to predict? The answers to these questions and more will make this an interesting session that covers EAC markets in Europe and around the world – providing an overview of both mature and emerging attribute-tracking markets.

  • 09:00-10:00 Session 6B - EACs beyond Europe's eastern border

    Countries on the edge of the European Union are seeking access to the European single market in many sectors, including renewable energy. Delegates attending this session will learn about the specific challenges and barriers to accessing European renewable-energy markets and ways of overcoming them.

  • 09:00-10:00 Session 6C - An introduction to reporting energy consumption to CDP and RE100

    This – the fourth of the five 'C-Track' sessions – will address one of the questions market participants most frequently ask: how can we, or our clients, report a given renewable-energy purchase to leading disclosure organizations such as CDP and RE100? How does reporting renewable-energy consumption support an organization that wishes to become carbon neutral? In this session, delegates will have the opportunity to ask these questions directly to those best placed to provide answers.


    Merve Güngör, Coordinator, EKOenergy

    Merve Güngör is the Coordinator at the EKOenergy Secretariat. EKOenergy is an independent, nonprofit ecolabel for renewable energy that is available in more than 30 countries. Her focus is on promoting renewable energy and the use of EKOenergy labelled electricity, especially in East Asia. She closely observes developing renewable energy markets outside Europe.

    Before joining EKOenergy in 2016, Merve completed traineeships at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Subregional Office (ESCAP-ENEA) and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). Merve has a master’s degree from Zhejiang University in China

    • Speakers:

      Aleksandra Klassen, RE100 Senior Impact Manager, The Climate Group

      Aleksandra oversees RE100’s international operations, focusing on convening businesses and partners to build markets for corporate sourcing of renewables. She first got involved in the energy industry through publishing market intelligence reports in seven countries across South East Asia, Northern Europe and the Middle East. Aleksandra holds a Master of Science in Energy, Trade and Finance from Cass Business School. Her research there on the application of market-based, off-grid solar PV solutions in refugee camps earned her a UK graduate start-up scheme.

      Shailesh Telang, Technical Manager – Renewable Energy, CDP

      Shailesh Telang is Technical Manager (Renewable Energy) at CDP, primarily working on the RE100 initiative -a global initiative bringing together the world’s most influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity. He has over ten years of work experience across corporate renewable energy sourcing and the broader sustainability domain. In his current role, he is managing technical deliveries of the RE100 initiative, which includes supporting members to make credible renewable energy uses claims.  Shailesh holds a master’s in Environment Management from the Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun, India, and a Bachelor of Science in Life Science from the Institute of Science, Nagpur, India.

  • 10:00-10:30 Coffee break

  • 10:30-11:30 Session 7A – Time stamping: how can it help accelerate demand for renewables?

    A growing number of electricity users want to buy renewable electricity that is generated at the same time as they consume power from the grid. This session will set out how this can be achieved by timestamping EACs – allowing consumers to buy an EAC with increased temporal granularity as an optional product choice. We will ask what impact this can have on driving demand and cutting emissions.


    Adam White, Director, RECS International

    Adam White is the Director of RECS International, a non-profit foundation representing renewable electricity producers and consumers who use guarantees of origin. At RECS International, Adam leads on 

    • Giving organisations and individuals the knowledge, motivation and confidence to buy 100% renewable energy. 
    • Advocating for the development and implementation of relevant national and European legislation, and 
    • Supporting members and other stakeholders engaging in renewable energy markets. 

    Before joining RECS Adam worked for the WWF European Policy Office as Senior Research Coordinator on Climate and Energy, and before coming to Brussels Adam worked as a researcher for elected members of the UK Parliament and the London Assembly. 

  • 10:30-11:30 Session 7B - GO developments in Europe's biggest economy

    The GO market in Germany could be about to change significantly. German renewable-energy generators that benefit from the national feed-in tariff scheme, as most do, cannot receive GOs. However, many of the early feed-in-tariff schemes are coming to an end, which could mean that more German renewable production will become eligible for GOs. Will this happen? Will early renewable power plants re-power and re-enter support schemes? Will Germany’s reforms to its renewables markets help Europe’s largest economy cut its emissions further and faster? Delegates attending this session will get answers to these key questions through a deep dive into the German GO market.


    Eva Klesse, Team Lead Account Management, KlimaInvest

    Eva Klesse leads the Account Management Team South of KlimaInvest and develops sustainable solutions for energy suppliers and corporate clients. Her focus is the transition to renewable energy and raising 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 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 part of the RECS International Board and a market expert for renewable electricity in end-customer products

  • 10:30-11:30 Session 7C - EAC standards that support the energy transition and climate action

    This session – the last of five sessions designed to provide newcomers to EACs with the opportunity to learn the basics of attribute tracking, Scope 2 accounting and EAC markets – will summarise the key points of the other ‘C stream’ sessions and look forward to how EACs can help to accelerate the energy transition and cut emissions. Delegates will learn about the role of EACs in providing additional income to renewables generators, and supporting the development of new renewable energy installations.


    Steven Vanholme, 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  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.

  • 11:30-12:00 Coffee break

  • 12:00-13:00 Keynote 8 - The need for standards in EAC markets

    The three most important international EAC standards – GOs in Europe, RECs in North America, and I-RECs in a growing number of other countries – exist alongside a few national schemes. Given that many of the largest producers and consumers of renewable energy are global multinational companies, this diversity can reduce the efficiency of their operations. While there is already significant overlap in some areas, important differences remain and, in this session, we will examine how leading standards can be brought closer together, particularly in new areas, such as full disclosure and greater granularity of certificate data.

  • 13:00-14:30 Lunch