REM 2019 Agenda
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Wednesday September 4, 2019
|1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||GALLERY 1
Voluntary Renewable Energy (RE) Markets 101 Workshop
Are you new to the renewable energy industry, or do you have new employees that would benefit from our Voluntary Renewable Energy Markets 101 Session? Get a valuable baseline education from renewable energy experts before launching into the conference!
This workshop, sponsored by The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Center for Resource Solutions, is designed to provide background and information resources essential for maximizing attendees' experience of the conference. Expert speakers will provide a general overview of green power and a brief history on the development of a market for clean, renewable energy. Attendees will receive a detailed introduction to the key industry issues, players and products that affect the progress of green power, as well as insight on past, present and future market indicators.
Please note that separate registration is required. The fee for the workshop is $75.00
|4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.||GALLERY 1
Introduction to the I-REC Standard
The International REC Standard (I-REC Standard) is a non-profit organization active in 24 countries that provides attribute tracking standards for use by I-REC-approved issuers. Based upon the I-REC Standard codes and associated documents, these issuers are able to issue I-RECs into the I-REC tracking system. How the standard works and its implications for national markets will be reviewed in this workshop. The workshop is intended for those interested in market development, international renewables sourcing or international REC policy development.
|5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.||FOYER
Registration and Exhibitor Floor
|7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.||PALM TERRACE
Join us on the beautiful Palm Terrace to kick off the conference. Feel the ocean breeze and watch the palms sway. Stop in for light refreshments and to network with other conference attendees before the programming begins!
Thursday September 5, 2019
|8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.||GALLERY 1
U.S. EPA Green Power Partnership Breakfast
|9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.||NEXTERA ENERGY RESOURCES BALLROOM
Welcome, Keynote & State of the Markets
Welcome Back to REM 2019
State of the Markets
Get an inside look at the state of U.S. voluntary renewable energy markets and state renewable portfolio standards leveraging the latest data. Our expert panelists will provide their insights into where these markets are heading.
|10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.||FOYER
|11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||
The Future of the Voluntary Market in the U.S.As RPS targets increase, is the voluntary market as we know it shrinking? What should be the role of the voluntary market and does it need to change? Do we have to choose between being voluntary and avoiding over-procurement? This panel will describe the changing landscape, share experiences and challenges, and discuss these existential questions.
Corporate PPAs, GOs, and Making an Impact in Europe
The European voluntary market continues to develop and faces a number of challenges for market participants from changes in regulation to evaluating impactful alternatives for renewable energy procurement (power and gas). This session with highlight the transitions from RED I to RED II, differences between AIB and non-AIB countries, and how Corporate buyers are addressing their internal goals (Scope1, 2 and 3 emissions) with tools including GOs, PPAs and biomethane certificates.
The dynamics in the renewable energy market are shifting and project sponsors are increasingly contracting with corporate buyers and other hedge providers as fewer utility deals are available. As this occurs, deal structures are evolving as well. Virtual PPA’s (VPPA’s) and sleeved deals are becoming more prevalent and this results in a different set of risks for all parties to manage. This discussion will explore these trends in detail and tools that are available to mitigate risk.
|12:00 p.m – 1:30 p.m.|| NEXTERA ENERGY RESOURCES BALLROOM|
|1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.||
The Future of Small-Scale Aggregation Deals Workshop
As corporate buyers seek solutions to their unique procurement needs, aggregated deals become attractive, flexible solutions. In January 2019, Bloomberg, Cox Enterprises, GAP Inc., Salesforce, and Workday announced an aggregation deal for 42.5 MW of a 100 MW solar project in North Carolina. This innovative deal allowed each member of the consortium to claim similar-sized, small portions of the project. Find out more about this new deal structure and others to come.
Evolving Market Trends in Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Workshop
This session will cover the evolving market trend of morphing solar + storage into fully operational microgrids, which provide an expansion of applications and opportunities. Discussion will include the Implementation of microgrid capabilities and the additional benefits gained in both "grid connected" AND "islanded" mode. Key learnings from a pilot microgrid project serving as a test bed for green innovation and the future of energy applications, will also be presented.
Premium renewable energy products and programs are emerging that allow corporations to demonstrate leadership by supporting renewable energy growth in markets where the associated environmental and social co-benefits can contribute to transforming the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. This session will discuss social impact and responsibility, as well as financing, extending or sustaining new renewable energy systems in conflict-affected fragile regions. Learn how these emerging options can help support achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
|3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||FOYER
|3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||
New Markets: Scaling RNG Workshop
As we embark on our collective journey to a low-carbon economy, voluntary RNG programs offer a great pathway for gas utility customers to lower their greenhouse gas emissions. This workshop will provide an opportunity to speak with experts in voluntary green power programs and discuss building on successes that could be applied to RNG programs. This discussion will include a deep dive into the various policy and market barriers to RNG adoption, and solutions that could bring more of these programs to market.
Agenda lineup and speakers subject to change.