Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts will close on May 31, 2016.

Renewable Energy Markets 2016 is seeking abstracts for panel sessions that are timely, unique, and informative. Sessions should be as discussion-oriented as possible, although some will need to feature presentations. We'd like sessions to feature new data or ideas, consideration of important issues, and most importantly, fresh and informed thinking about where renewable energy markets are headed. We're looking for dynamic, engaging speakers with a compelling story to tell.

Below, we have identified six focus areas or "program tracks" that we'd like to cover at REM 2016, as well as a list of the types of session themes that fall under each area. In the online form, you will be asked to select which of the 6 umbrella topic areas best fits your proposed presentation’s theme, and then briefly describe the session/panel idea in 300 or fewer words. (Submissions exceeding this limit may not be considered.)

All submissions are due by 5:00 PM PST on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.


Note: Before beginning the application survey, please be prepared with the following:

  • Applying speaker’s contact information
  • Speaker biography (100 words)
  • Session topic area that best fits abstract submission (list below)
  • Abstract title and brief summary (300 or fewer words)
  • Optional: Other suggested speakers/organizations to involve on this panel

Presentation and panel themes are sought under the following
topic areas:


Data and trends on regional and technology-specific renewable energy markets. New platforms and practices, exchanges, auctions, brokerages, and tracking systems.



How regulatory policy and pending legislation at state and federal levels will influence the direction and growth of markets and investments; any legal issues impacting markets.






How corporate and institutional renewable energy purchasers are leading the way in the market.





Case studies of successful and innovative community, ESP, and utility green power programs.  Program design and marketing campaigns for bundled electricity products for retail customers.



The role of direct procurement and renewable energy project development in the voluntary market; opportunities and strategies.  Financial models and innovations.



Green power procurement outside of North America.



For example:

  • Spotlight on California / Western Power Markets
  • Regional Voluntary and Compliance Markets
  • Renewable Energy Tracking Systems
  • Solar Market Trends
  • Trader and Broker Data and Outlooks


For example:

  • The U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan
  • Solar REC Claims
  • State RPS Updates
  • Solar Policies (Net Metering, Value of Solar, etc.)
  • Spotlight on California Energy Policies


For Example:

  • Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement
  • Federal Renewable Energy Procurement
  • Renewable Energy in the Tech Sector
  • Purchaser Leadership Spotlight
  • Onsite Renewable Energy Installations
  • Renewable Energy in the Supply Chain
  • Corporate Engagement in Renewable Energy Market Development
  • "Getting to 100%” Renewable Energy Goals


For example:

  • Marketing Renewable Energy
  • Community Solar
  • Community Choice Aggregation
  • Utility Programs for Corporations
  • Residential Programs
  • Competitive Electricity
  • City Engagement with Renewable Energy
  • Innovative Utility Products and Programs


For Example:

  • Power Purchase Agreements
  • Financing Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement
  • Solar for Commercial and Industrial Customers
  • Beyond the Deal: for example, emission rate credits (ERCs), certification, risk reduction



For example:

  • International Renewable Energy Markets
  • International Corporate Renewable Energy Purchasing Goals
  • Country Spotlight(s)