REC Market Meeting 2018

13 and 14 March NH Collection Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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Europe's leading conference on energy tracking systems

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This workshop, which will introduce you to the internationally recognised EAC standards, will help you build your knowledge of the terminology, rules and regulations related to these standards. In the session we will review the European GO system and the European Energy Certificate System (EECS) Standard, the U.S. REC system and the International REC Standard (I-REC Standard) as well as various national developments.

With contributions from:
  • Orrin Cook Director, International Programs

  • Alexandra Mara Munzer Managing Director, Greenfact

  • Hanne Lerche Raadal PhD Senior research scientist, Ostfoldforskning

(and more to follow)

As in previous years we will organise a legal workshop, which is intended for energy traders, in-house counsel, corporate environmental compliance experts, corporate energy procurement experts, renewable energy producers interested in corporate PPA support and funders. An introduction to the relevant tracking systems, national legal frameworks, and purchase and trade agreements will be provided to enable participants with limited knowledge of this sector to participate.

With contributions from:
  • Andreas Gunst Partner, DLA Piper

Please register for the pre-conferences separately.

Consumers are increasingly taking on the responsibility to procure renewable electricity. Recognising this choice means that we – as stakeholders, governments and citizens – value what consumers are demanding.

With contributions from:
  • Jared Braslawsky Secretary General, RECS International

  • Pedro Faria Technical Director, CDP

  • Torsten Amelung Senior Vice President - Trading & Customers, Statkraft Markets

  • Thomas Decamps Head of Sourcing & Supply, Eoly – Colruyt Group Energy

3 case studies in the corporate sector.

With contributions from:
  • RE100 member companies

Stakeholders and end-users are now intending to go beyond electricity and also use certificates to guarantee the origin of gas, hydrogen and even heat. With more stringent sustainability regulations at the national level as well as stricter voluntary procurement standards at the consumer level, these systems are gaining significant support. This session, developed in cooperation with STX Commodities, will review the most emerging standards.

With contributions from:
  • Jens Schumachter Head of German Desk, STX Commodities

  • Elek Zoltan CEO, Landwärme

  • Attila Kovacs Executive Board Member, European Biogas Association (EBA)

(and more to follow)

The developments and changes in the revised Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) are bound to make a significant impact on the renewable electricity market in Europe in the years ahead. In this session we will look ahead to the kind of Europe we can expect to see in two years’ time through the eyes of electricity consumers. Our key concern is: will Europe fulfil it s promise of putting the consumer in the driver’s seat?

With contributions from:
  • Dirk van Evercooren President, AIB

  • Sim van der Linde Project Director Renewable Energy, Royal DSM

  • Vanessa Miler Renewable Energy Strategist, Microsoft

(and more to follow)

Blockchain is on the verge of becoming the ultimate market disruptor. While it is likely to affect virtually every industry, its impacts on the electricity industry are unique. During this session we will do our best to break through the hype and look at developments that have taken place in the last year. This provides an opportunity to report on where we are right now and where we can expect to see the biggest changes in the near future.

With contributions from:
  • Max Laven Policy Officer, CertiQ

  • Doug Miller Team Member, Energy Web Foundation (invited)

  • Ben Gerber Executive Director, Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System,

(and more to follow)

According to estimates, the United Nations spends more than 500 million dollars annually on diesel fuel to power generators and thus support its missions around the world. By supporting local use of renewables through the UN, development banks, NGOs and various diplomatic missions, it will be possible to leverage these organisations to support local development of renewables. In this session you can learn about these exciting developments.

With contributions from:
  • Stephanie Weckend Programme Officer, IRENA (invited)

  • David Mozersky Co-founder, Energy Peace Partners

  • Andrew Morton Head of Partnership, United Nations - Electric

International standards play a significant role in attribute tracking markets and they make it easier to choose/claim renewable electricity. National governments play an important role in introducing these standards and often the standards increase the chances of successfully achieving national policy goals by making the system easier to understand for consumers, stakeholders and market players.

  • Peter Niermeijer Board Member, I-REC Standard

  • Maria de la Cruz Director Latin America, I-REC Standard

(and more to follow)

Volumes, prices, trades, demand and trends – everything the traders and originators among us need to prepare for the year ahead. In these markets we are used to double-digit growth. Every year we see increased demand, more complex product definitions and increased interest from stakeholders and policy makers. This should not be a surprise, as we are talking about renewable electricity, consumers and choice in the electricity market.

  • Roland Kok Green Energy Product Manager, innogy

  • William Dixon Product Manager, Agder Energi

  • Sascha Lafeld CEO, First Climate

In 2017 the Chinese REC system was launched on a voluntary basis, with the intention to make it partially mandatory by 2018. These developments have a direct impact on end-users, suppliers and producers of renewable electricity in China. With the aim of sharing knowledge on these issues, this session will focus on the Chinese REC system and its relationship to international standards.

  • Merve Güngör Liaison Coordinator for Turkey and East Asia, EKOenergy

  • Qin Haiyan PDirector, China General Certification (CGC)

  • Xu Guoxin Director, National Renewable Energy Information Management Center

Renewable Power Purchase Agreements (RPPAs) are long-term agreements between purchasers and producers of electricity. This concept has taken a new turn over the last four years that has fundamentally changed the prospects for renewable financing. With the advent of corporate and cooperative purchasers as counterparts to renewable producers, the industry has seen huge growth in the use of RPPAs for project financing.

  • Rasmus Valanko Director for Climate & Energy, WBCSD

  • Corinne Frasson Solairedirect ENGIE

(and more to follow)

If we truly value consumer choice, we need to be open to criticism and ideas about how we can improve the market and how we can work together to achieve the most reliable, robust and efficient renewable electricity market.

  • Jared Braslawsky Secretary General, RECS International

  • Tom Lindberg Managing Director, ECOHZ

(and more to follow)

Packages & Pricing

RECS International member
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  • (by 28 January 2018)*
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Non-RECS member
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  • (by 28 January 2018)*
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RE100 corporate company
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  • If three or more people (from the same company) register for the conference at the same time, the total discount will be 15%. Please note that this discount does not apply to the pre-conference workshops.
  • The fee for the pre-conference workshops on 12 March 2018 is €325* A maximum of 30 people can register per pre-conference session

* All rates are exclusive of 21% VAT. Cancellation policy: go to RECS International may (at its sole discretion) change the format, speakers, participants, content, venue location and programme or any other aspect of the REC Market Meeting at any time and for any reason, whether or not due to force majeure, in each case without liability.


  • NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky
    Dam 9
    1012 JS Amsterdam
    the Netherlands
  • +31 (0)26 820 03 96
  • 13-14 March 2018

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