REM 2019 Agenda
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Wednesday September 4, 2019
|1:15 – 5:00 pm
||OFFSITE: Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour
Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant
Opened in 1963, the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant treats approximately 175 million gallons of wastewater per day generated in a 450-square-mile area by more than 2.2 million residents. One of the by-products of the wastewater treatment process is methane gas, which is collected at the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant. The methane fuels two continuously running generators that can each produce up to 2,235 kilowatts of electricity. Using the methane produced on site, the Point Loma plant has not only become energy self-sufficient, it is also able to sell excess power it generates to the San Diego energy grid. This tour will walk you through the anaerobic digester process and detail how renewable natural gas helps to generate the facility.
To Register: The cost of the tour is included in your (Full Conference) registration. However, advance registration is required due to limited capacity. To register for the tour, simply select the session during the REM online registration process. If you've already registered for REM, you can still add the tour. You'll need your confirmation number to access and update your registration.
Attire: Closed-toe walking shoes are required
|1:30 p.m. – 3:00 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 Workshop
This workshop is intended for those interested in the background and developments related to the International REC Standard and the use of this standard in national REC markets. National REC markets that are adherent to the I-REC Standard rules can be established on a compliance or on a voluntary basis. This development is coordinated with local government authorities or stakeholders. There are currently active REC markets that adhere to the I-REC Standard in more than 25 countries around the world, with more than 14 TWh of certificates having been issued across these markets in 2018. Join us at this workshop to learn more about REC market development around the world and the work of the I-REC Standard.
|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
|9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.||NEXTERA ENERGY RESOURCES BALLROOM
Welcome Back, Keynote & State of the Markets
Opening KeynoteTrack: RENEWABLE FUELS
State of the U.S. 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.Tracks: POLICY, MARKET TRENDS
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 EuropeTracks: MARKET TRENDS, CORPORATE PROCUREMENT, INT'L MARKET TRENDS
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.
Risk vs. Reward: How Corporates Are Tailoring Structure to Manage RiskTracks: MARKET TRENDS, CORPORATE PROCUREMENT
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.||
Implications of the New Data Era: Blockchain, Time-Based RECs, and Hourly Load Matching WorkshopTracks: MARKET TRENDS, CORPORATE PROCUREMENT
How are technologies newly introduced into the voluntary renewable energy market helping? Are they? Join us for a discussion of the various approaches being taken and lessons learned to date. We’ll cover new blockchain renewable energy tracking systems, time-based RECs, and hourly load matching and management.
Evolving Market Trends in Distributed Energy Resources (DER) WorkshopTracks: MARKET TRENDS, CORPORATE PROCUREMENT
DER is evolving rapidly as communities grapple with extreme weather events and look to integrate resiliency into their energy resource planning. This workshop will focus on how DER models, such as microgrids and solar+storage, can deliver a stack of services to both customers and other electricity system stakeholders to provide positive net value. Facilitators will lead discussions on the role of policy, technology, and business advancements needed to accelerate market growth and power system resilience.
Social Impact, Renewables, and Corporate Engagement in Fragile Energy Regions WorkshopTracks: MARKET TRENDS, INT'L MARKET DEVELOPMENT
Premium renewable energy products and programs are emerging that allow corporations to demonstrate leadership by supporting renewable energy 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. For example, in several countries of sub-Saharan Africa and other conflict-affected, climate-vulnerable and energy poor regions, Peace Renewable Energy Credits (PRECs) are a transformative new renewable energy purchase option. This session will discuss the potential for PRECs to provide impactful renewable energy support that contributes to unlocking new renewable investment in some of the least electrified countries in the world.
|3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||FOYER
|3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||
New Markets: Scaling Renewable Fuels WorkshopTracks: RENEWABLE FUELS, MARKET TRENDS, CORPORATE PROCUREMENT
As we embark on our collective journey to a low-carbon economy, renewable fuels are increasingly being viewed as a solution to address greenhouse gas emissions. In this comprehensive workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to join multiple discussions with subject matter experts regarding the various trends in renewable fuels, including: policy and market opportunities, utility and corporate buyers, lessons learned from the renewable electricity market, and a discussion of the developing Green-e™ Renewable Fuels Standard.
Community Choice Energy: Market and Procurement Opportunities WorkshopTracks: MARKET TRENDS, COMMUNITY & RESIDENTIAL
Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs are expanding rapidly across the state of California. We’ll discuss and explore existing and emerging market and procurement barriers, including price volatility, the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA), and long-term PPAs.
Agenda lineup and speakers subject to change.