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|SUNDAY – September 23, 2012|
|6:30pm – 8:30pm||Opening Night Reception: Sponsored by NextEra Energy Resources
Join us for a night of networking as we kick off the conference.
|MONDAY – September 24, 2012|
|7:30am –9:30am||Registration and Breakfast|
|8:00am – 9:15am||Renewable Energy 101
An introduction to renewable energy, renewable energy certificates (RECs), and creating credible markets. Perfect for newcomers to the industry or participants that are looking to stay up-to-date. Please note that separate registration is required.
•Session Moderator: Rachael Terada, Center for Resource Solutions (CRS)
• Matt Clouse, US EPA – Green Power Partnership
• Jenny Heeter, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
|9:30am – 10:45am||Opening Session
• The Honorable Vincent C. Gray, Mayor of the District of Columbia (invited)
• Jennifer Martin, CRS
• Bob Perciasepe, Deputy Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
|10:45am – 11:00am||Networking Break: Sponsored by Clean Currents|
|11:00am – 12:00pm||Green Buildings and Renewable Energy
Updates to LEED’s green power point and green building market growth opportunities. Motivating tenants and building decision makers.
• Session Moderator: Alex Pennock, Center for Resource Solutions
• Bradford Dockser, Chief Executive Officer, Green Generation Solutions, LLC
• Robert Maddox, Sterling Planet
• Randal Stites, Polinger Shannon and Luchs
Making the Business Case for Green Power
|12:00pm – 1:30pm||Green Power Leadership Awards Luncheon
Hosted by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS). A celebration of leading green power purchasers, green power suppliers, and organizations and individuals for advancing green power markets.
|1:45pm – 2:45pm||Deepening Market Penetration With Green Power Communities & Strategic Alliances
Facilitating strategic partnerships between cities/municipalities, large institutional energy users and multiple green power suppliers. Green Power Communities as a platform for increasing renewables in both large and small communities.
• Session Moderator: Blaine Collison, US EPA - Green Power Partnership
• Josh Halley, Green Mountain Energy Company
• Laura Pagliarulo, Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc
• Brendan Shane, D.C. Department of Environment
Long-term Commitments To Renewables
Marketing: Social Media
|2:45pm – 3:00pm||Networking Break|
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||Federal Purchases Of Renewable Energy
Market growth opportunities resulting from Executive Order 13514, requiring an increase in federal agency renewable energy use. Perspectives and guidance from the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), and the General Services Administration (GSA).
• Session Moderator: Jeff Deyette, Union of Concerned Scientists
• Anne Crawley, DOE FEMP
Hospitality: Green Hotels, Green Meetings, Green Power
|4:00pm – 4:15pm||Networking Break|
|4:15pm – 5:30pm||The Nexus Between Electric Vehicles (EVs) And Renewable Energy
How is the current generation of EV manufacturers and charging stations taking advantage of the availability of renewable energy to provide drivers with an emissions-free driving experience? Opportunities for utilities and REC marketers.
• Session Moderator: Shay Ohrel, Green Mountain Energy Company
• Robert Healey, BMW
• Phil Ovitt, NRG Energy
• Karl Rábago, Rábago Energy LLC
• Brady Radovich, SolarCity
Purchaser Recognition Programs
Regional Market Spotlight: DC Metro And PJM
|7:00pm – 9:00pm||Green Power Party
Sponsored by Washington Gas Energy Services
Join in on a great time with friends and colleagues!
|TUESDAY – September 25, 2012|
|8:00am – 9:00am||Continental Breakfast|
|8:00am – 9:00am||Green-e Breakfast
If you are a current Green-e participant or would like to learn more about the Green-e programs from staff, please join us for an informal breakfast.
|9:00am – 10:00am||State of the Markets
An inside look at the state of voluntary renewable energy markets and state renewable portfolio standards. Projections of where these markets are headed.
• Moderator: Jennifer Martin, Center for Resource Solutions
• Lori Bird, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
• Ed Holt, Ed Holt & Associates, Inc.
• Elizabeth Salerno, American Wind Energy Association
|10:00am – 10:15am||Networking Break|
|10:15am – 11:15am||Behavior, Environmental Decision-making, & Communicating Climate Change
How to talk to consumers about renewable energy and climate change. Consumer perceptions of climate change. Communicating effectively while maintaining transparency.
• Session Moderator: Melissa Adams, Washington Gas
• Jay Carlis, Community Energy, Inc.
• Kathy Kuntz, Cool Choices
• Katie Ryan, Green Mountain Energy Company
Green Power Policy Updates and Developments
|11:15am – 11:30am||Networking Break|
|11:30am – 12:30pm||Markets and Trading: Regional Perspectives
An overview of market trends, drivers, barriers, and impacts. Insights into markets in California and the Midwest. Impacts of natural gas pricing on renewables.
• Session Moderator: Paul R. MacGregor, Nexant
• Scott Eidson, 3Degrees
• Deb Erwin, Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System, Inc.
• Daniel Seif, Rocky Mountain Institute
Maintaining And Growing Utility Green Power Programs
The Intersection of Renewable Fuel Credits and RECs
|12:30pm – 2:00pm||Lunch
Please join us for engaging keynote addresses by Holmes Hummel and Nancy Sutley.
Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Policy & International Affairs
Chair, Council on Environmental Quality
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||International Voluntary Renewable Energy Buyers
How to maintain voluntary renewable energy purchase integrity in different markets. A focus on global corporations that purchase renewable energy, and the claims they make about their purchases.
• Session Moderator: Lars Kvale, APX, Inc.
• Jared Braslawsky, RECS International
• Jen Derstine, U.S. Department of Commerce
• Phillip C. Adviento, Philippine Electricity Market Corporation
Green Marketing: Customer Trends And Profiles
|2:45pm – 5:00pm||Higher Education Workgroup
More than 675 institutions of higher education have signed-on to be a Climate Neutral Campus. Many campuses have jumped in feet first and are well on the way to achieving their goal, but some campuses have still to make the first move. The Higher Education Workgroup will bring together campuses from both ends of the spectrum with the suppliers of renewable energy to discuss what can be done to bring more campuses up-to-speed, what has/hasn't worked so far, and what each party needs to hear to get the commitment moving forward.
Space is limited to the first 20 Higher Education Institutions and the first 20 sellers of renewable energy. Only one person per organization may attend.
The Higher Education Workgroup is presented by the Environmental Protection Agency in conjunction with the Renewable Energy Markets Conference (REM) 2012. Pre-registration is required.
|3:00pm – 3:15pm||Networking Break|
|3:15pm – 4:15pm||Communities: Building Renewable Energy from the Ground Up
Strategies and case studies for communities that are interested in green power. Procurement strategies, community choice aggregation (CCA), crowdfunded programs, partnerships with utilities, and reverse auctions.
• Session Moderator: Jenny Heeter, NREL
• Brian F. Keane, SmartPower
• Veronique Marier, D.C. Department of Environment
• Andy Noel, REC Solar Inc.
Commercial And Industrial Opportunities