Speakers

  • Adam White

    Secretary General
    RECS International

    Adam White is the Secretary-General of RECS International, a non-profit foundation representing renewable electricity producers and consumers who use guarantees of origin. As RECS International Secretary-General, Adam works to: 

    • Give organisations and individuals the knowledge, motivation and confidence to buy 100% renewable energy. 

    • Advocate for the development and implementation of legislation that supports and encourages renewable energy procurement, and 

    • Guide RECS International’s strategic development and manage the planning and delivery of its programmes and activities  

    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. 

    Presentations
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 11:30 - 12:30 Session 2a - EAC Market developments

    Monday 30 March 2020 14:00 - 16:00 Preconference 3: Workshop: Implementing EU laws on Guarantees of Origin

    Wednesday 1 April 2020 10.30 - 11:30 Session 7a - Revisiting blockchain: what has stuck after the hype?

  • Björn Fischer


    Sunnic Lighthouse

    - Dipl. Ing business engineering

    - Energytrading and renewable projektmanagement since 15 Years

    - Building up a Direktvermarkter for EEG-Plants twice, once for a big german Greenpowersupplyer, the second time  with a three-man-startup, Sunnic

    - Sunnic started  with selling the power of its mothercompany Enerparc that is running >200 Solarsites. Now the portfolio also includes  thirdparty plants, Solar and Wind

    - 2.500 MW Solar  and 2.100 MW Wind

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 Session 2b - Germany: Market developments, review of cost socialisation

  • Blateau, Louis

    Head of Revenue Management
    Neoen

    With more than 10 years of experience in the energy industry, Louis is head of the commercial and trading department for Neoen Australia, leader and most innovative IPP in the country. Expert on electricity offtakes and green certificates agreements, he works closely with corporates, governments and retailers to bring new renewable capacity to the market. Over the last 4 years Louis has negotiated and executed contracts for more than 1GW of wind, solar and storage assets.

    Louis has a master on engineering of Centrale Nantes. 

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 April 2020 Session 6b - Australia: REC markets coming up ‘Down Under’

  • Bucon, Noah

    Regulatory Affairs Manager
    3Degrees

    Part of 3Degrees' Market Intelligence Team, Noah helps mitigate regulatory risk and maximize the environmental impact of transactions in global renewable energy and carbon markets. Previously, he managed standard setting for the Green-e Energy certification program at Center for Resource Solutions. Noah holds an MSc in environmental policy from the London School of Economics and an undergraduate degree in environmental science from the University of Southern California.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 14:00 - 15:00 Session 3b - United States of America: overcoming the lack of federal action?

  • Codinach, Albert

    Founder & CEO
    BCM Energy and Planète OUI

    After graduating as Engineer in Spain and in France (double degree) I worked for one of the main Hydro producers in France (Compagnie Nationale du Rhône) were I learned the basics of renewable energy management. That was until 2015 were I decided to create BCM Energy, a new energy company in order to adapt to the permanent fluctuations in production and consumption. From scratch, and with innovation as main value, we have managed to build up a challenger with currently more than 50 000 end customers and almost 1TWh of energy managed.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 Session 4b - France: an in-depth exploration

  • Debay, Ivan

    CEO
    Origo

    Ivan Debay founded Origo, a company specialized in the marketing and selling of guarantees of origin to electricity end-users.

    Origo has established itself by accompanying French based multinational companies in their path toward green power consumption throughout the world.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 15:30 - 16:30 Session 4b - France: an in-depth exploration

  • Dewhurst, Helen

    Corporate Sustainability Associate
    Bloomberg NEF

    Helen Dewhurst is a Corporate Sustainability Associate at Bloomberg NEF, with a focus on low-carbon energy strategies. Helen examines how large companies reduce their emissions and increase the purchase of renewable energy via a variety of energy procurement strategies. Her analysis covers the fundamentals of power markets, power purchase agreements, green certificates and the role of energy policies and renewable energy economics in influencing corporate renewable purchasing decisions. Helen also builds and maintains datasets that track corporate renewable energy procurement.

    Before joining BNEF, Helen worked in sustainable procurement at Accenture, working closely with key suppliers to deliver Accenture’s environmental strategy. She holds a BA in geography from the University of Cambridge.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 15:30 - 16:30 Session 4c - Part 3: an introduction to energy attribute tracking in Europe – legislation, data and new developments

  • DLA Piper


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    Presentation
    Monday 30 March 2020 14:00 - 16:00 Preconference 2: Energy-attribute certificates within PPAs and other legal contracts

  • Donovan, Luke

    Investment Management & Strategy | Energy
    Ilwella

    Luke is an Investment Strategist and Advisor with Ilwella, the office of the Flannery family. He currently drives investment strategy for their portfolio, including the origination, execution and implementation of new deals. Between 2016 and 2019, Luke was involved in the commercial management of Ilwella JV, Delta Electricity, where he introduced new market channels, specifically into retail, and leveraged experience in energy trading to deliver a number of new power prospects.

    His current appointment follows his success with Origin Energy, building Australia’s largest industrial customer portfolio in energy trading. Luke brings high volume experience in commodity derivatives trading, with success in leading innovation across weather, gas and environmental derivatives markets. He is primed for navigating today’s dynamic energy sector, identifying and converting business opportunities that create investment portfolios of the future.

    Luke holds a Bachelor of Business, is AFMA accredited and a former member of key industry committees, including the Australian Stock Exchange Energy Markets Committee and AFMA Electricity Markets & Environmental Products Committees.

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 April 2020 Session 6b - Australia: REC markets coming up ‘Down Under’

  • 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
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 Keynote session 5 - The market impact of falling technology costs

  • Drevermann, Sarah

    Manager Renewable Energy
    First Climate Markets

    Sarah Drevermann is a passionate sustainability professional, focusing on global renewable energy solutions for corporate clients and carbon neutral strategies as Renewable Energy Manager at First Climate. She is providing advice and services within renewable energy, where Sarah supports and enables corporates to meet their renewable energy targets in line with RE100 and the CDP.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 15:30 - 16:30 Session 4a - Corporate supply chain policies boosting demand for renewable energy

  • Edberg, Oliver

    Renewable Energy Specialist
    Tetra Pak International

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 Session 4a - Corporate supply chain policies boosting demand for renewable energy

  • Eidson, Scott

    Vice President Environmental Markets
    3Degrees

    As Vice President of 3Degrees’ Environmental Markets team, Scott oversees all aspects of commercial, wholesale and utility green pricing sales and procurement from new renewable energy and carbon offset projects. The Environmental Markets team actively manages one of the most complex and diverse REC and offset portfolios spanning voluntary and compliance markets in the U.S and abroad and has supported well over one thousand different renewable energy projects. Under Scott’s leadership, sales more than doubled from 2013 to 2015.  

    Scott also developed innovative and flexible contract structures that enable voluntary customers to support high impact projects. These efforts led to the nation’s first grid-connected tidal energy project and the use of renewable energy certificates as a financial instrument to support new build. These accomplishments have led to industry recognition, most recently by Environmental Finance who named 3Degrees as the Best Trader for North American RECs and by the EPA as the Green Power Supplier of the Year for the eighth time. Scott is currently the chairman of the Center for Resource Solutions’ Power Market Advisory Committee and serves as a liaison between Green-e Energy participants and the Green-e Governance board.  

    Scott has a BA from Wesleyan University, an MBA from HEC in Paris, an MA in business law from The Fletcher School and is a certified mediator.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 An introduction to why consumers use energy attribute certificates and environmental reporting

  • 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

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 11:30 - 12:30 Session 2b - Germany: Market developments, review of cost socialisation

  • Glumac, Andrew

    Chair of Technical Advisory Group
    RE100

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 Session 3a - Current thinking on best practice and guidance documents

  • Haizmann, Jan

    Secretary General
    European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET)

    Presentation
    Monday 30 March 2020 Preconference 2: Energy-attribute certificates within PPAs and other legal contracts

  • Ishida, Masaya

    Senior Manager, Business Alliance
    Renewable Energy Institute - Japan

    Masaya Ishida joined Renewable Energy Institute in 2017 to lead research activities on renewable energy business. Prior to that, he was Executive Producer at ITmedia Inc., a Softbank Group company, where he launched “Smart Japan”, a leading online media in Japan focusing on renewable energy deployment and electric power market reformation. He has held several senior positions at media and internet business companies, including “EE Times Japan”, an electronics industry publication, where he served as CEO and was Editor-in-Chief of “Nikkei Computer”, a magazine focusing on enterprise IT solutions. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Information Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology.

    At Renewable Energy Institute, he has published "The Rise of Renewable Energy and Fall of Nuclear Power: Competition of Low Carbon Technologies" (2019), "Guidebook to Renewable Energy Procurement: for corporations and municipalities" (1st edition 2018, 2nd edition 2019), "Renewable Energy in the US Power Sector, the Other Revolution" (2018) , "The Ways Forward for Japan EPCOs in the New Energy Paradigm" (2017) and is a regular contributor to column articles and case-story articles that introduce renewable energy projects across Japan. In addition, he has been responsible to launch Renewable Energy Users Network (RE-Users), a network of corporate energy users that aim to accelerate renewable procurement in Japan.

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 April 2020 Keynote Session 8 - Standards: the globalization of consumer demand for renewables

  • Jared Braslawsky

    Secretary General
    The International REC Standard (I-REC Standard) Foundation

    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.

    Presentations
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 09:30 - 11:00 Keynote Session 1 - Can markets surpass policy?

    Monday 30 March 2020 14:00 - 16:00 Preconference 1: Introducing the International REC Standard and I-REC markets

    Wednesday 1 April 2020 10.30 - 11:30 Session 7b - India: Renewable markets driving energy access

    Wednesday 1 April 2020 12:00 - 13:00 Keynote Session 8 - Standards: the globalization of consumer demand for renewables

    Tuesday 31 March 2020 17:00 - 17:30 Keynote session 5 - The market impact of falling technology costs

  • Jones, Todd

    Director of Policy
    Center 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.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 Session 3b - United States of America: overcoming the lack of federal action?

  • 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.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 Session 3a - Current thinking on best practice and guidance documents

  • 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.

    Presentation
    Monday 30 March 2020 Preconference 3: Workshop: Implementing EU laws on Guarantees of Origin

  • Kok, Walter

    CEO
    Energy Web Foundation

    Walter is CEO of the Energy Web Foundation. EWF has spent the past three years requirements gathering, experimenting, and prototyping solutions with the global energy blockchain community, which totals more than 100 member organizations and represents more than 280 million customers around the world. EWF is now focusing on leveraging blockchain and other digital technologies to accelerate the energy transition, especially in relation to two primary use cases: 1) enhancing energy sector traceability and 2) unlocking grid flexibility from customer-owned resources.

    Walter is passionate about transforming organizations through new technologies. He brings nearly three decades of experience leading customer solutions and operational teams in complex, global organizational environments, including in the fields of fintech, telecommunications and information technology (IT). Prior to joining EWF originally as COO, Kok was COO of bank-wide operations at ING Bank, where he drove a series of transformation programs and built a new type of operating model better equipped to deal with the challenges of regulatory requirements and technological disruption. In addition to ING, Kok’s prior experience also includes senior board positions at Vodafone Global Enterprise, BT, NEC Corporation and several startups. He holds a Masters of Science in computer systems networking and telecommunications from Eindhoven University of Technology.

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 April 2020 Session 7a - Revisiting blockchain: what has stuck after the hype?

  • Lehtovaara, Marko

    CEO
    Grexel

    CEO of Grexel, Energy certification pioneer and IT strategist.

    Marko is the founder Grexel, now part of EEX group, and has contributed  to the development of energy certification regulation and standards on both European and national level. He has also chaired the board of the AIB and helped numerous countries to join to the common GO market. Grexel provides registries for 13 countries for power, biomethane, Hydrogen and CO2 certification.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 Session 4c - Part 3: an introduction to energy attribute tracking in Europe – legislation, data and new developments

  • 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. 

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 Session 2a - EAC Market developments

  • Liew , May

    Head Sustainability and Open Innovation
    SP Group

    May leads Sustainability and Open innovation for SP Group.  She leads the drive for SP Group towards achieving UN Sustainability Development Goals. 

    May is a strong believer in driving Sustainability through Innovation.  She is on the constant lookout for disruptive technologies from global innovation hubs that will change the future of energy.  These efforts range from global accelerator programs, venture capital funds to strategic investments, to seek transformational changes for a more sustainable future for Singapore and regionally.

    May is the Founder and Director of SPX, incubating and launching innovative business models including the world’s first blockchain-powered Renewable Energy Certificate Platform. 

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 April 2020 Session 7a - Revisiting blockchain: what has stuck after the hype?

  • 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. 

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 Keynote Session 1 - Can markets surpass policy?

  • 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.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 Session 2c - Part 1: an introduction to the basic elements of attribute tracking systems

  • Linkenheil, Carlos Perez

    Senior Expert and Head of Power Price Scenarios
    Energy Brainpool

    Carlos Perez Linkenheil is the Head of Power Price Scenarios at Energy Brainpool. His focus is conducting long-term power price studies until 2050 for the European Countries. With that, he supports various large Investors and Banks with their investment decisions in renewables or other power plant technologies. Originally, Carlos Perez Linkenheil studied International Energy Economics at University of Applied Science Ulm with focus on economical optimisation of energy systems as well as energy trading.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 Session 2b - Germany: Market developments, review of cost socialisation

  • 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.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 An introduction to why consumers use energy attribute certificates and environmental reporting

  • Mars

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    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 Keynote Session 1 - Can markets surpass policy?

  • Müller, Nicholas

    Associate Programme Officer
    UNFCCC

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 Keynote Session 1 - Can markets surpass policy?

  • 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.

    Presentations
    Wednesday 1 April 2020 9:00 - 10:00 Session 6a - Market developments, volumes and prices

    Tuesday 31 March 2020 Session 4c - Part 3: an introduction to energy attribute tracking in Europe – legislation, data and new developments

  • 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

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 Session 2a - EAC Market developments

  • Minkova, Hristina

    Head of Environmental Services
    Nvalue

    Hristina Minkova is part of Nvalue team since 2017. In her role as Head of Environmental markets, she is responsible for the development of custom-made environmental solutions and sourcing green products for energy suppliers and corporate clients, with focus on guarantees of origin and diversified Energy Attributes Certificates.

    Hristina holds a Master degree in Management and has over 10 years of experience in the energy sector, working for different international companies.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 14:00 - 15:00 Session 3c - Part 2: an introduction to why consumers use energy attribute certificates and environmental reporting

  • Morvan, Mathieu

    Head of Registry Services
    EEX

    Since 2013 EEX Group has developed a strong expertise in offering registry services to energy markets. Those registries allow for a secured and transparent tracking of ownership and use of complex instruments such as Guarantees of Origin, energy saving certificates or capacity certificates.

    Today EEX, is developing and operating the French registry for renewable electricity Guarantees of Origin, as well as the monthly auctions of GOs for the French State. Through its subsidiary company Grexel Systems, which is the leading energy certificate registry provider in Europe, EEX Group is also offering IT solutions for registry holders all over Europe.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 Session 4b - France: an in-depth exploration

  • Niermeijer, Peter

    Chairman of the Board
    International REC Standard

    Peter Niermeijer has been active in the field of renewable energy for more than 25 years now. He worked for private consultancies and EnergieNed, the Association of Energy Companies in the Netherlands. He is the originator of a the first certificate system known as the Green Label System, which has been operational in the Netherlands since January 1998. Peter Niermeijer is both the founder and the secretary general of RECS International. Based on the experiences with green certificates, Peter Niermeijer was also involved in developing certificate systems for biofuel and biogas. The international aspects in particular were examined.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 Session 2c - Part 1: an introduction to the basic elements of attribute tracking systems

  • O’Shaughnessy, Eric

    Renewable Research Analyst
    Clean Kilowatts

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 Session 3b - United States of America: overcoming the lack of federal action?

  • RE-Source


    Speaker tba

    Presentation
    Monday 30 March 2020 Preconference 2: Energy-attribute certificates within PPAs and other legal contracts

  • RECS International


    Speaker tba

    Presentation
    Monday 30 March 2020 Preconference 2: Energy-attribute certificates within PPAs and other legal contracts

  • Redington, Kate

    CDP Europe
    Associate Director Corporate Development

    CDP is a global environmental impact non-profit helping investors, companies and cities assess their environmental impact and take urgent action to build a truly sustainable economy. As Associate Director Corporate Engagement at CDP Europe, Kate leads a team helping companies to understand and disclose their carbon emissions, deforestation and water impact; and to engage their suppliers to drive real change along the value chain.

    Kate is optimistic and passionate about sustainable development and finding solutions for adaptation to climate change through win-win strategies, particularly through the power of procurement. She holds two Masters degrees in International Business and Sustainable Resource Management, and her varied and international career has brought her from her native Ireland to Malaysia, then Singapore, before finally settling in Germany in 2013.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 Session 4a - Corporate supply chain policies boosting demand for renewable energy

  • Sanghvi, Naman

    Business Developer Origination and Trading
    Statkraft

    Naman Sanghvi is based out of Amsterdam with Statkraft’s Global Environmental Markets Trading & Origination Team, where he works on trading of Renewable Energy certificates and Carbon offsets in worldwide markets, and developing new Certificate Trading Products in Compliance and Voluntary Markets worldwide.

    Previously, Naman worked as a Business Development manager for one of Asia Pacific’s largest IPPs, helping originate and set up 1000 MW+ of wind and solar projects in India (green-field and large scale M&A). He is a Mechanical and Energy Engineer by training, and has a MBA from University of Oxford.

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 April 2020 Session 7b - India: Renewable markets driving energy access

  • Schennen, Rodolphe

    Managing Director
    Commerg

    Rodolphe Schennen has worked in the European Energy markets since 2003 as Trader of Electricity, Gas and Emissions for BKW, Eneco and Gazprom.

    In 2013, he founded Greenhub Ltd, and also created the brokering of Energy Tracking Certificates at Commerg Ltd. He developed the first successful trading platform for Guarantees of Origin (GOs) in 2014 which is known today as the Arena. Managing Director of Commerg, Rodolphe is passionate about the implementation of the GOs as a voluntary mechanism to widespread future energy policies. He transformed Commerg from a small off-standards power and gas broker into a major marketplace for Energy Tracking Certificates. Commerg as name-passing-broker promotes transparency via various reports and fix minimal fees.

    Rodolphe Schennen has a MA in Political Sciences and a MA in Business Management.

     

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 April 2020 Session 6a - Market developments, volumes and prices

  • Schröder, Sascha

    Head of Origination Germany
    Statkraft

    Sascha is an economist with a passion for working with renewable energy. He is the Head of Origination Germany at Statkraft, where he is responsible for developing new market-oriented concepts for non-subsidized renewable assets and innovative green supply concepts for the industry. 

    In a recent transaction, he and his team concluded the first post-subsidy PPA with six community wind farms (46 MW) in Germany. For the first time, wind farms in Germany will continue to be operated in the long term after the end of EEG subsidies and will be used to supply industrial companies with green electricity. 

    Statkraft is Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy and a leading PPA provider. The group brings together electricity producers and companies from trade and industry throughout Europe and develops new concepts that offer added value for both sides. 

    Prior to joining the Trading & Origination department, Sascha worked in Statkraft’s Corporate Strategy unit, where he participated in various corporate and business strategy projects as well as large scale M&A transactions in South America. In addition, he was involved in developing new solar business models for Statkraft in the UK and Turkey. Before joining Statkraft, Sascha has gained experience in M&A and structured product from working in investment banking. 

    Sascha holds a MSc. degree in Applied Economics and Finance from Copenhagen Business School with a placement at Bocconi University.

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 April 2020 Keynote Session 8 - Standards: the globalization of consumer demand for renewables

  • Schumacher, Jens

    Managing Partner
    STX Commodities

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 14:00 - 15:00 Session 3a - Current thinking on best practice and guidance documents

  • Standera, Martin

    Head of Contracts and Environmental Instruments
    OTE

    Martin Standera is part of OTE team since 2013. His current role as a Head of Contractual Relationships and Environmental Instruments Department involves these areas of responsibility:

    • Guarantees of Origin, management and further development of a GOs registry
    • Active AIB involvement, WG Systems, EUROPEX WG Environmental Markets and MIT TF
    • EU ETS national administrator, ESD, UNFCCC, SIAR involvement
    • DPO under the GDPR, RRM within the REMIT
    • Contract management with the electricity and gas market participants

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 Session 2c - Part 1: an introduction to the basic elements of attribute tracking systems

  • 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 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.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 11:30 - 12:30 Session 2c - Part 1: an introduction to the basic elements of attribute tracking systems

  • Van Staden, Maryke

    Director
    ICLEI

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 An introduction to why consumers use energy attribute certificates and environmental reporting

  • Von Moos, Louis

    Managing Director
    Association ECS Switzerland

    Presentation
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 Session 4c - Part 3: an introduction to energy attribute tracking in Europe – legislation, data and new developments

  • William Dixon

    Head of Product Development I Environmental Markets
    Agder Energi

    Based in Berlin, William is part of Agder Energi’s pan-European environmental markets team.

    Together they manage Agder Energi’s global environmental attribute certificate (EAC) portfolios, towards a global network of counterparties and demand.

    William maintains a keen interest in statistical, regulatory and stakeholder developments and has over twelve years’ experience within the European energy industry. This experience includes segments of planning policy and asset installation, energy retail, brokerage, and origination.

    William holds a M.A degree in Business and Management and a BSc. in Geography

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 April 2020 Session 6a - Market developments, volumes and prices