REM 2017 Program

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Program Tracks for REM 2017 include:

  • Green Power Leaders. How corporate and institutional renewable energy purchasers are leading the way in the market. For example:

    • Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement
    • City and State Government Renewable Energy Procurement
    • Renewable Energy in the Tech Sector
    • Innovative Corporate Engagements/Partnerships
    • Onsite Renewable Energy Installations
    • Renewable Energy in the Supply Chain
    • Corporate Engagement in Renewable Energy Market Development
    • The Role of Corporations in Global Climate Policy and Negotiations
  • Direct Renewable Energy Procurement, Project Development & Finance. The role of direct procurement and renewable energy project development in the voluntary market; opportunities and strategies. Financial models and innovations. For example:

    • Power Purchase Agreements
    • Financing Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement
    • Solar for Commercial and Industrial Customers
    • Beyond the Deal (for example, certification and reduction).
  • Renewable Energy Policy. How regulatory policy and pending legislation at state, federal and local levels will influence the direction and growth of renewable energy markets and investments; any legal issues impacting markets; changes to guidance and voluntary standards that could impact market activity. For example:

    • State RPS Updates
    • Solar Policies (Net Metering, Value of Solar, etc.)
    • Spotlight on New York Energy Policies
    • Changes to state carbon policies affecting voluntary and corporate renewable energy
  • Community, Energy Service Provider & Utility Programs. Issues faced by providers of renewable energy. Sessions will address the unique challenges and opportunities faced by each of these provider categories: utility programs & products, community choice aggregation, competitive electricity and REC suppliers, and developer-led community renewables. For example:

    • Marketing Renewable Energy & REC programs
    • Community Solar (utility-led and developer-led)
    • Community Choice Aggregation
    • Utility Programs for Corporations
    • Residential Programs
    • Competitive Electricity Suppliers
    • City Engagement with Renewable Energy
    • Innovative Utility Products and Programs
  • International Renewable Energy. Green power procurement outside of North America. For example:

    • International Renewable Energy Markets and Market Development
    • International Corporate Renewable Energy Purchasing Goals
    • Country Spotlight(s)
  • Market Growth and Trends. Data and trends on regional and technology-specific renewable energy markets. New platforms and practices, exchanges, auctions, brokerages, and tracking systems. For example:

    • Spotlight on New York and the Northeast Power Markets
    • Regional Voluntary and Compliance Markets
    • Renewable Energy Tracking Systems
    • Solar Market Trends
    • Trader and Broker Data and Outlooks
    • Blockchain uses in the energy sector