Call for Abstracts

Become a speaker, moderator, or panelist at REM 2018

Renewable Energy Markets 2018 is seeking abstracts for presentations and/or panels that are timely, unique, and informative. Presentations/sessions should be as discussion-oriented as possible. 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.

Here are the program tracks that we'd like to cover this year, and example session themes. You will be asked to select which of the topic areas best fits your proposed presentation’s theme, and then briefly describe the presentation/session/panel idea in 300 or fewer words. (Submissions exceeding this limit may not be considered.) Abstracts are due by Thursday March 22, 2018 @ 5pm PST.

To complete the survey you will need the following:

  • Speaker’s contact information, biography (100 words or fewer) and color photograph
  • Topic area that best fits abstract submission
  • Abstract title and brief summary (300 words or fewer)
  • Ideas for a moderator
  • Other suggestions for speakers/organizations to involve on this panel

Topic Areas

Presentation and panel themes are sought under these general topic areas, but we are always looking for new ideas and trends. Feel free to submit an abstract under a topic area not addressed here.

 CORPORATE AND INSTITUTIONAL PROCUREMENT

How corporate and institutional renewable energy purchasers are leading the way in the market.
  • Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement
  • Additionality and Impact of Renewable Energy Purchases
  • Aggregation and Syndicates
  • 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
  • Power Purchase Agreements
  • Financial Models in Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement
  • Solar for Commercial and Industrial Customers
  • Beyond the Deal (e.g. certification and risk reduction)
  • Translating Purchasing Power to Climate Risk and How to Engage Investors
  • Creative Corporate Internal Financing for Projects

 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.
  • High Penetration of Renewable Energy Resources
  • State RPS Updates and Projections
  • Solar Policies (Net Metering, Value of Solar, etc.)
  • Changes to State Carbon Policies Affecting Voluntary and Corporate Renewable Energy
  • Power Source Disclosure: Updates and Impacts on Voluntary Markets
  • Impacts of U.S. Trade Policy

 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.
  • Utility Green Tariffs
  • Marketing Renewable Energy & REC programs
  • Community Solar (utility- 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 AND CORPORATE ACTION

Green power procurement outside of North America.
  • International Renewable Energy Markets and Market Development
  • International Corporate Renewable Energy Purchasing Goals and Strategies
  • Emerging Latin American Market Opportunities
  • Emerging Asian Market Opportunities
  • International Carbon and Energy Policy Market Impacts
  • Renewable Energy Supply Chain Targets
  • Asia: Corporate Purchasing Opportunities and Market Developments
  • Linking Local Communities to Corporate Procurement Goals

 MARKET GROWTH AND TRENDS

Trends in regional and technology-specific renewable energy markets. New platforms and practices, exchanges, auctions, brokerages, and tracking systems.
  • Blockchain Uses in the Energy Sector
  • Renewable Resources and Grid Resiliency
  • Renewable Thermal Markets
  • The Intersection of Storage and Renewable Technologies and Markets
  • Spotlight on Texas Power Markets
  • Distributed Energy Resources (DER), Microgrids & Peer-to-Peer Transactions
  • Regional Voluntary and Compliance Markets
  • Renewable Energy Tracking Systems
  • Solar Market Trends
  • Trader and Broker Data and Outlooks
  • Renewables and Transportation Electrification
  • Emerging Energy Efficiency Markets

 Other Hot Topics

If you would like to include a proposal that is not on this list, please select this category.