Speakers

  • Adam White

    Secretary General
    RECS International

    Adam White is the Secretary-General of RECS International, a non-profit foundation representing renewable electricity producers and consumers who use guarantees of origin. As RECS International Secretary-General, Adam works to: 

    • Give organisations and individuals the knowledge, motivation and confidence to buy 100% renewable energy. 

    • Advocate for the development and implementation of legislation that supports and encourages renewable energy procurement, and 

    • Guide RECS International’s strategic development and manage the planning and delivery of its programmes and activities  

    Before joining RECS Adam worked for the WWF European Policy Office as Senior Research Coordinator on Climate and Energy, and before coming to Brussels Adam worked as a researcher for elected members of the UK Parliament and the London Assembly. 

    Presentations
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 09:30-11:00 - Keynote 1: Can markets do better than policy in accelerating demand and delivering climate and energy targets?

    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Keynote 5 - Can EACs limit the impact of price cannibalization in relation to renewables?

    Monday 29 November 2021 14:00-16:00 Pre-conference C: An introduction to standard contracts for EAC markets

    Wednesday 1 December 2021 10:30-11:30 Session 7A – Time stamping: how can it help accelerate demand for renewables?

  • Ainhoa Anda

    Senior Lead, Energy Strategy
    Google

    Ainhoa Anda is part of the Energy and Location Strategy team of Google. She is responsible for energy related activities for Google's data center fleet in EMEA. 

    Prior to Google Ainhoa worked for EDP Renewables and Siemens Gamesa. She holds a MSc in Computer Science and a Master’s Degree in International Business Management. She is based in Paris." 

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 December 2021 Session 7A – Time stamping: how can it help accelerate demand for renewables?

  • Alberto Pototschnig

    Professor and Deputy Director
    Florence School of Regulation

    Part-time Professor and Deputy Director (World of Practice)
    Florence School of Regulation, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies European University Institute, Florence

    Director, DFC-Economics, Milan

    Alberto Pototschnig is part-time Professor and Deputy Director for the World of Practice at the Florence School of Regulation – European University Institute, where he has been teaching on energy regulation and market design since 2004. Since October 2020, Alberto is also a Director of DFC-Economics, a consultancy outfit providing independent economic analysis and advice on complex business and regulatory issues.

    From 2010 to 2019 he was the first Director of the EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). Before joining the Agency, from 2006 to 2010, Alberto was a Partner in Mercados EMI, a Madrid-based international consultancy specialising in the energy sector, where he served as CEO and Deputy Chairman. He previously worked at the Italian Transmission System Operators (from 2003 to 2005), served as the first CEO of the Italian Electricity Market Operator (from 2000 to 2003) and in the Italian Energy Regulatory Authority (AEEG, from 1997 to 2000), with his final position being Director of Electricity Regulation. Alberto started his professional career in 1989 with London Economics, an international economic consultancy, where he was eventually in charge of the industrial economic advisory practice. Between 2003 and 2005 Alberto also acted as an adviser to the Italian Government on environmental and climate policy issues.

    Alberto holds a Degree in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan and an MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics, University of London.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Session 3A - How full disclosure can accelerate demand for renewables and help cut emissions

  • Aleksandra Klassen

    RE100 Senior Impact Manager
    The Climate Group

    Aleksandra oversees RE100’s international operations, focusing on convening businesses and partners to build markets for corporate sourcing of renewables. She first got involved in the energy industry through publishing market intelligence reports in seven countries across South East Asia, Northern Europe and the Middle East. Aleksandra holds a Master of Science in Energy, Trade and Finance from Cass Business School. Her research there on the application of market-based, off-grid solar PV solutions in refugee camps earned her a UK graduate start-up scheme.

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 December 2021 Session 6C - An introduction to reporting energy consumption to CDP and RE100

  • Andreas Gunst

    Partner
    DLA Piper

    Andreas is a widely recognised expert on renewable energy certificate trading and mass-balancing, renewable energy PPAs, biogas supply agreements, and GHG allowance and offset agreements. Notably, he advised RECS International on its new Certificate Agreement & associated guidance and the European Federation of Energy Traders on the development of its Corporate PPA, the new Certificate Master Agreement  & Appendix, and the UK Allowance Appendix. Andreas has also advised many donor organisations - among them EBRD, World Bank, ADB, GIZ and Energy Community - on sectoral reform and the implementation of renewable energy auctions and implementation of emissions trading and renewable energy certificate schemes.  

    Presentation
    Monday 29 November 2021 Pre-conference C: An introduction to standard contracts for EAC markets

  • Angus McEwin

    Founder and Managing Director
    Monsoon Carbon

    Angus McEwin is the founder and Managing Director of Monsoon Carbon. For the last eighteen years, he has been living and working in South-East Asia, and during this time, he has become very knowledgeable of the region, its power systems, and environmental markets. During this time, Angus has established a wide network of project developers, attribute traders, and corporate power buyers. He supports stakeholders across the value chain to issue, trade, and consume RECs and other environmental commodities.

    Founded in Singapore in 2011, Monsoon provides services related to climate change, particularly the environmental attributes of renewable energy, including International Renewable Energy Certificates and carbon offsets. Monsoon is authorised on both the I-REC Standard and the TIGR Registry and manages the RECs for over forty renewable energy projects across the globe, from Uganda to Indonesia. For the 2020 vintage, Monsoon sold approximately one million RECs to its network of buyers, and the business is growing fast.

    Angus has a Degree in Natural Resource Economics and a Master of Environmental Science, and is a widely recognized expert in originating, sourcing, and managing RECs and carbon credits.

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 December 2021 Session 6B - An important new growth centre – Southeast Asian renewables markets

  • Aude Filippi

    Director Business Development - Gas & Sustainability Markets
    European Energy Exchange (EEX)

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Session 2C - An introduction to the basic elements of attribute-tracking systems

  • Ben Gerber

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System, Inc. (M-RETS)

    Benjamin Gerber is the President and Chief Executive Officer of M-RETS. Under his leadership M-RETS developed and successfully implemented an industry leading environmental attribute registry. Initially this allowed M-RETS to increase its footprint from 15 states and Manitoba to all North America. The M-RETS platform brings unprecedented innovation to the industry as well as access to data in pioneering ways such as hourly production data and peak period production data. Under his leadership, M-RETS achieved the first of its kind hourly REC claim in collaboration with Google, where it was a focus on the Google Cloud Blog.   

    M-RETS recently launched a renewable thermal tracking system. This first of its kind system in North America facilitates market transparency, liquidity, and prevents double counting by issuing a unique, traceable digital certificate for every dekatherm produced by a renewable thermal technology. M-RETS users retire certificates to comply with state policy or to serve the voluntary market and to ensure that certificates are not double-counted. 

    Ben attended the University of Michigan where he graduated with a degree in political science. He graduated from William Mitchell College of law and is admitted to the Minnesota State and Federal Bar. Ben is a sought-after speaker on issues related to environmental commodities as well as innovation in the utility sector. He has been published by energy news outlets such as Utility Dive, Greentech Media, and Forbes and appeared as a guest on local and national media and conferences to discuss renewable energy, decarbonization, and the role of technology and innovation in the utility sector.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Session 2B - EAC standards, around the world: their benefits and differences

  • Benjamin Herrera Vergara

    Regional Director LATAM
    International REC Standard

    Benjamin is regional director for Latinamerica of the International REC Standard Foundation, supporting merket players from Mexico to Chile and Argentina. He is an electricity market profesional with 15 years of experience advising investors, utilities, regulators and multilateral entities. Benjamin holds a Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Chile and a Masters in Finance from Cambridge University.

    Presentation
    Monday 29 November 2021 Pre-conference B: Introducing the International REC Standard and I-REC markets

  • Cyndi Kohuska

    Global Renewable Energy Expert
    Independent consultant

    Cyndi Kohuska is currently an independent consultant working with Companies who want to make the change in sustainable renewable energy and regenerative agriculture.

    Prior to this, Cyndi was with Danone from 2018 to 2021 as Global Manager Energy and Utilities for all Danone Business. Included in her responsibilities was leading Danone to meet their RE100 Goals on Scope 2 emissions as well as developing renewable steam projects for the Nature & Cycles Sustainability agenda.
    Prior to Danone, Cyndi was Global Leader Renewable Energy with Nestle where she built and led renewable procurement strategy and lead Nestle to reach their 2020 targets by end of 2017. Cyndi has a multi-industry background working with Swiss Air Group, Dupont de Nemours and at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

    Cyndi has a strong background in on site and off site renewable energy projects including own investment and steam and power purchase agreements. Cyndi was co-Chair of the WBCSD first working group on PPAs and was a main contributor to the Corporate Renewable Power Purchase Agreements – Scaling up Globally, Power Purchase Agreements in Argentina, and the IFRS Accounting for Power Purchase Agreements. She currently represents Danone at the WBCSD Climate and Energy working groups and is on the Steering Committee of the RESource Platform.
    Originally from Canada, Cyndi has both Canadian and French Nationalities. She holds a Masters of Natural Resources Management and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Manitoba.

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 December 2021 Keynote 8 - The need for standards in EAC markets

  • Dania Piccioli-Cappelli

    Director Marketing and Communication
    Nvalue

    Dania holds a Master degree in Economics from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland and joined Nvalue in 2010 as Portfolio Manager. Dania actively contributed to the company development through the years. The team of Nvalue is today characterized by 30 professionals spread in the offices of Amsterdam, Zürich, Lugano and Varna.

    Dania is part of the executive board of Nvalue AG and she covers several areas of responsibility within the group. Dania is responsible for the company's products in the Swiss Market and is member of the Strategy Committee. Moreover she leads the Marketing and Communication department within the Group. 

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 11:30-12:30 Session 2A - Procurement models: from single trades to PPAs, how different contracts can accelerate demand

  • David Ceder

    Desk Manager
    STX Commodities

    David Ceder has over 8 years of experience within STX Group in Amsterdam as a Sales Trader. He currently serves as Head of Environmental Commodities – Europe, mainly covering the Pan-European sales and trading of Guarantees of Origin.

    David has over the years been primarily responsible for building and developing the UK Green Markets for STX and is now responsible for European GoO Markets.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Session 3B - The post-Brexit world

  • Dirk Van Evercooren

    General Director
    ODE (Organisation for Sustainable Energy - Flanders, Belgium)

    Presentations
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Session 2C - An introduction to the basic elements of attribute-tracking systems

    Wednesday 1 December 2021 Keynote 8 - The need for standards in EAC markets

  • Ed Everson

    Director, Global Operations
    I-REC Standard

    Ed is Director, Global Operations, for the I-REC Standard and one of its founders. With over 25 years’ experience in energy and environmental markets, he was a participant in the RECS Test Phase from 1998, founding member of the Association of Issuing Bodies in 2002 and national representative for a number of countries until 2015, advisor to UK Government on the Renewables Obligation, and advisor to the European Commission on the Guarantee of Origin.

    A former director with multinational engineering and environmental consultants Ramboll, Ed has also been Chief Finance Officer for a number of power project developers and advised businesses, banks, and governments on energy markets and project viability. As advisor or operator, he has been responsible for the implementation of verification services for renewable energy production in over 20 countries outside of Europe.

    Within the I-REC Standard, Ed is responsible for ensuring that the development of the I-REC Standard and the services delivered remain consistent with evolving best practice and technology whilst meeting the needs of a rapidly-growing group of customers and stakeholders.

    Presentation
    Monday 29 November 2021 Pre-conference B: Introducing the International REC Standard and I-REC markets

  • Eva Klesse

    Team Lead Account Management
    KlimaInvest

    Eva Klesse leads the Account Management Team South of KlimaInvest and develops sustainable solutions for energy suppliers and corporate clients. Her focus is the transition to renewable energy and raising awareness for reducing emissions.

    Since 2015 Eva works at KlimaInvest, a leading player for renewable energy in Germany, with the strategic focus for guarantees of origin, innovative renewable power, climate-neutral gas and other carbon offsetting products.

    Eva holds a Master of Science in Sustainability Science and gained experience in international projects with GIT Development Services in Latin America and the German-African Business Association in Hamburg/Africa. Today she is part of the RECS International Board and a market expert for renewable electricity in end-customer products

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 December 2021 10:30-11:30 Session 7B - GO developments in Europe's biggest economy

  • Evan Scandling

    Director of Advisory & Business Development, Southeast Asia
    Allotrope Partners

    Evan has more than 13 years of experience working with clean energy companies and programs around the world, with a focus in Asia since 2012. Evan co-leads the Clean Energy Investment Accelerator initiative in Vietnam and supports CEIA's work across Southeast Asia to increase and improve corporate clean energy procurement opportunities. Evan also leads consulting work with companies, governments and philanthropic partners focused on building partnerships and accelerating corporate decarbonization, supply chain engagement, and innovative clean energy procurement models in the region. 

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 December 2021 Session 6B - An important new growth centre – Southeast Asian renewables markets

  • Filip Král

    Unit Manager
    Unicorn

    Filip Král has been working in Unicorn for more than 10 years and during that time changed several roles in teams working primarily in Energy and Utilities sector. Filip is currently product owner of Certigy and its spin-offs and manager of business unit focused on delivery of Unicorn's products and services in Nordics and Switzerland.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Session 4C - An introduction to energy attribute tracking in Europe – legislation, data, and new developments

  • Gunnar Steck

    Executive Advisor Wholesale Markets
    Eurogas

    Gunnar Steck has held a variety of strategic, legal and regulatory roles in production, trading and supply as well as in transmission companies. From senior management positions in government and regulatory affairs, he has helped companies and associations to understand the impact of regulatory change, to implement changes effectively, and to represent their interests in designing energy market rules.

    Gunnar has worked for RUHRGAS Transport (Europe’s biggest TSO, now Open Grid Europe), E.ON Energy Trading and UNIPER Global Commodities. From 2013 to 2017 he chaired the European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET) Gas Hub Development Group.

    In 2018 Gunnar founded ENQUIDITY, a boutique consultancy firm supporting authorities, industry associations and companies in energy regulation and market design. Since 2019 he is advising Eurogas on EU policy initiatives relevant for Gas Wholesale Markets. He is a fully qualified lawyer and holds a Master in Political Science.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Session 4A - Certification of hydrogen and other non-fossil gases

  • Guy Brindley

    Senior Wind Energy Finance Analyst
    Wind Europe

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 December 2021 Session 7C - How can EACs support the energy transition and climate action?

  • Hannah Hunt

    Impact Director
    RE-Source Platform

    Hannah is the Impact Director for the RE-Source Platform, where she coordinates the Platform activities in efforts to advance corporate renewable energy sourcing across Europe. She was previously Senior Manager in Business Development at REsurety, working to empower renewable energy buyers through better risk management. Her background also includes renewable energy policy and regulatory advocacy at the American Wind Energy Association.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Session 2A - Procurement models: from single trades to PPAs, how different contracts can accelerate demand

  • Henrik Maatsch


    WWF

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 December 2021 Session 7B - GO developments in Europe's biggest economy

  • Ilona Bruens

    Head of CertiQ
    CertiQ

    Ilona Bruens leads CertiQ, the Dutch Issuing Body for electricity and renewable heath. Since 2020 full disclosure is in place in the Netherlands, so CertiQ experienced its first full year certifying also non-renewable electricity. Prior to CertiQ, Ilona worked 12 years within CertiQs mother company, TenneT TSO. She developed ideas to keep a right balance to ensure a reliable, sustainable and affordable energy system and brought these ideas further to policymakers, politicians and regulators.

    Ilona studied Business Administration at the University of Nijmegen, Financial Law at the Erasmus University and Accountancy at VU Amsterdam.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Session 3A - How full disclosure can accelerate demand for renewables and help cut emissions

  • Jan Knievel


    Sunnic

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 December 2021 Session 7B - GO developments in Europe's biggest economy

  • Jared Braslawsky

    Secretary General
    The International REC Standard (I-REC Standard) Foundation

    Jared Braslawsky is a leading expert on the use, implementation, and functionality of attribute tracking systems such as the United States REC, European Guarantee of Origin (GO), and the global International REC Standard. His expertise is used by organizations such as RE100 where he is a member of the Technical Working Group. He has participated in workshops, technical meetings, and informational webinars for RE100’s members (with over 200 corporate renewable electricity consumers). He was a key contributor to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP) Scope 2 Guidance document and supported the GHGP in organizing workshops to promote the guidance document when it was completed in 2015.

    Jared has played a leading role in the development and growth of the Guarantee of Origin system in Europe through his role as Secretary General of RECS International. Jared is also the co-founder and current Secretary General of the International REC Standard Foundation (I-REC Standard), a not-for-profit organization for energy attribute tracking standardization that enables the simplified implementation of a reliable, traceable REC systems and national renewable energy markets in adherence with electricity market regulations and best practices worldwide.

    Presentations
    Monday 29 November 2021 14:00-16:00 Pre-conference B: Introducing the International REC Standard and I-REC markets

    Tuesday 30 November 2021 11:30-12:30 Session 2B - EAC standards, around the world: their benefits and differences

    Wednesday 1 December 2021 12:00 - 13:00 Keynote 8 - The need for standards in EAC markets

    Tuesday 30 November 2021 15:30-16:30 Session 4B - EACs beyond Europe's eastern border

  • Joan Collell

    Business & Strategy Leader / CCO
    FlexiDAO

    Joan Collell is the Business/Strategy Leader & CCO at FlexiDAO, a leading software provider in the energy sector. Collell has experience leading a high-growth energy startup and over five years working within the technology industry. His expertise excels in startup strategy, sales, and marketing, where he adopted these skills from working with global brands like Bain & Co., Google, and Henkel.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Session 4C - An introduction to energy attribute tracking in Europe – legislation, data, and new developments

  • Joni Vuorela

    Green Trading Desk Manager
    Fortum

    I lead Fortum Green Desk, which is a professional driven market service provider committed to quality and support its customers' renewable and low carbon ambitions. We offer Guarantees of Origin management expertise and trading, as well as other related certificates. As a unit of Fortum, our aim is to create a low carbon society for present and future generation.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Session 4C - An introduction to energy attribute tracking in Europe – legislation, data, and new developments

  • Katrien Verwimp

    Coordinator Sector Integration
    Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB)

    Katrien coordinates the sector integration program in the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB), which prepares for maximum reliability and cost-efficiency of energy attribute certificate systems for all energy carriers. She manages strategic projects for the association, currently representing AIB in the REGATRACE and CertifHy Projects. She is coordinator of the EECS Gas Scheme Group and chairs AIB’s Professional Reviewers Group.

    She was project leader of the FaStGO Project, which, as a service to DG ENER, in 2020 developed a kick-off draft for the revision of the EN16325 standard on guarantees of origin, considered further infrastructural upgrades for the cross border transfer of GOs and developed updates to the residual mix methodology. Before 2020, she worked with VREG, being the Flemish regulator, issuing body and disclosure competent body as ‘Coordinator – origin of energy’.

    On behalf of this AIB member, from 2013-2015 she was in AIB the co-chairperson of working group systems, who guards the AIB IT infrastructure, and in 2018 and 2019 she was the chairperson of AIB working group Internal Affairs (currently renamed to EECS Unit), who maintains and develops the rules in the European Energy Certificate System. She had a leading role in the design of legislation for implementing article 19 of REDII, including developing GOs for gas, hydrogen and for heating and cooling, and was project leader for the implementation of it.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Session 2B - EAC standards, around the world: their benefits and differences

  • Liesbeth Switten

    Secretary General
    Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB)

    Liesbeth Switten holds a master degree in law from Leuven University, and degrees in environmental law, urbanisation and in international association management. She started her career in leading law firms, such as Baker & McKenzie where she was a member of the environmental and energy team. After 7 years she joined the Flemish energy regulator VREG as a legal supervisor.

    She has been involved in renewable energy certification for over 15 years with several roles in the AIB since 2006. She was AIB’s legal and strategic advisor, professional reviewer and she chaired the organisational change process and the professional reviewers’ group, thereby securing the quality assurance of the EECS© system throughout the AIB members.

    In 2020 Liesbeth became secretary general of AIB, taking over from its leader of 20 years and she was tasked with rolling out an entirely new organisation model amid the Covid-19 pandemic and with guiding the expanding association towards the energy transition and implementation of the EU Renewables Directive 2018/2001. 

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 14:00-15:00 Session 3A - How full disclosure can accelerate demand for renewables and help cut emissions

  • Line Riise Jensen

    Director Sourcing and Business Development
    ECOHZ

    Jensen, Line works to develop solutions that help companies and societies transition to renewable energy, while building profitable and sustainable business models. Corporates are coming together to collaborate and share best-practice in initiatives like RE100. Such corporate engagement impacts the demand for renewable energy and is challenging the traditional power industry as we know it.  

    For 17 years ECOHZ has been a leading company in the European Guarantees of Origin market. This position has provided the company with unique insight into production and sales of renewable electricity, and with an extensive European network of renewable power producers and developers.

    Line has more than ten years of experience from the renewables sector and has contributed to develop ECOHZ’ sales of renewable solutions to large multinational customers. She is now Director of Sourcing and Business Development at ECOHZ and continues to raise awareness of how companies can become energy neutral by consuming renewable energy with Guarantees of Origin in Europe, RECs in North America and I-REC internationally.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 15:30-16:30 Session 4C - An introduction to energy attribute tracking in Europe – legislation, data, and new developments

  • Lucy Hunt

    Manager, Energy
    WBCSD

    Lucy Hunt is the renewable power lead at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. Lucy manages the REscale project at WBCSD, convening ambitious companies from the full renewable value chain to collaborate on solutions to accelerate the deployment of renewables, with particular focus on increasing corporate procurement of renewable power. Before joining WBCSD in 2018, Lucy spent four years working on low carbon technology and energy efficiency projects at the Carbon Trust.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 14:00-15:00 Session 3B - The post-Brexit world

  • Luke Tang

    Vice President (Strategy and Sustainability)
    SP Group

    Luke has more than a decade pf experience in the Asia energy sector.  He is heading up the Strategy and Sustainability team within SP Group.  SP Group operates a REC platform and is the national issuer of IRECs within Singapore. Prior to joining SP Group, he has travelled extensively within Asia and traded in pilot ETS markets in China and Korea.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree of Engineering, Finance and Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 December 2021 Session 6B - An important new growth centre – Southeast Asian renewables markets

  • Marie Christine Bluett

    Director of Renewable Markets
    IncubEx

    Marie serves as Director of Renewable Markets at IncubEx, focusing on voluntary carbon and certificate markets. Prior to this, she built and managed South Pole’s Renewables Portfolio, advising corporate and wholesale market participants on their renewables sourcing options. Marie started her career working for the Norwegian state-owned, renewable energy producer Statkraft, where she focused on certificates trading and origination. She has been a board member of RECS International for the last 8 years and as such is closely connected to regulatory and market developments in Europe and the rest of the world. Marie is an Economist by training and has lived in Germany, Australia, Italy, the United States and the Netherlands, where she currently resides with her family.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 11:30-12:30 Session 2C - An introduction to the basic elements of attribute-tracking systems

  • Marie-Eve Rancourt

    Senior Legal Counsel
    Statkraft

    Marie-Eve is a Senior Legal Counsel at Statkraft with a focus on the international environmental markets. She has over 10 years working experience in the fields of renewable energy certification, emission allowances trading and energy law, including providing legal advice for PPAs in various markets such as France, Poland, Portugal and Spain. Marie-Eve holds a Master in International Business Law & Globalisation and is an active member of the Quebec Bar Association (Canada).

    Presentation
    Monday 29 November 2021 Pre-conference C: An introduction to standard contracts for EAC markets

  • Martijn Kerkhof

    Manager Benelux Area
    ACT Commodities

    As Desk Manager of Benelux, Martijn Kerkhof is responsible for the Renewable Energy Solutions provided by ACT to clients in the Benelux area. With over 5 years of experience in the Renewable Energy markets, his focus lies on helping clients with their renewable energy strategy and execution, reducing a company’s carbon footprint in the best suitable way.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Session 3C - An introduction to why consumers use energy attribute certificates (EACs) and environmental reporting

  • Matthieu Boisson

    Project Manager
    CertifHy

    Matthieu leads the project CertifHy, financed by the FCH JU (Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Joint Undertaking) to drive the development of a EU-wide H2 GOs scheme and to develop a new certification scheme for hydrogen as a RED2 compliant renewable fuel.

    Now Manager at Hinicio, a consultancy company specialized in the hydrogen sector, Matthieu is a computer science engineer specialized in energy markets and energy attribute tracking systems with 9+ years of experience in the energy sector. He worked 5 years at Powernext setting up the French Issuing Body for electricity guarantees of origin and participating in the development of the European Gas Trading Platform PEGAS. Between 2017 and 2020, he worked as a managing consultant at Yélé, leading the development of the company’s consultancy offer regarding energy markets. 

    Matthieu has led 20+ projects and has a track record of numerous advisory missions related to power and gas guarantees of origin, renewable energy procurement, PPAs, flexibility for grid operators, market participants, industrial players, and market operators. 

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Session 4A - Certification of hydrogen and other non-fossil gases

  • Meerim Ruslanova

    Traceability Business Lead
    Energy Web Foundation

    As a regulatory analyst to advise the development of Energy Web Origin, Meerim conducts market research, evaluates business opportunities, and communicates with different stakeholders of renewable energy and carbon certificate markets. Previously, Meerim spent over three years in consulting and primary research after majoring in Public Policy with a concentration in Energy at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. She holds a Master’s in Public Policy, Quantitative Policy Analysis and Research from the Hertie School of Governance and Bachelor’s in International Policy & Business from American University in Bulgaria.

    (Full CV can be found here

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 December 2021 Session 6C - An introduction to reporting energy consumption to CDP and RE100

  • Mercè Labordena,

    Senior Policy Advisor
    SolarPower Europe

    Dr Mercè Labordena is a Senior Policy Advisor at SolarPower Europe, the European solar industry association. She is advisor to Solar Digitalisation, Finance, Corporate Sourcing of Renewable Energy, and Hydrogen initiatives. She follows the European legislation related to energy and infrastructure and contributes to ensure a favorable business environment for the European solar industry. Before joining SolarPower Europe, Mercè led projects at the Climate Policy Group at ETH Zurich on strategies to increase the rate of investment into renewable energy. Mercè has a PhD in Climate Policy from ETH Zurich, is certified in Climate and Renewable Energy Finance, and holds a Double Degree MSc in Renewable Energy, with a specialisation in Energy Innovation and Energy Engineering.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Session 3C - An introduction to why consumers use energy attribute certificates (EACs) and environmental reporting

  • Merve Güngör

    Coordinator
    EKOenergy

    Merve Güngör is the Coordinator at the EKOenergy Secretariat. EKOenergy is an independent, nonprofit ecolabel for renewable energy that is available in more than 30 countries. Her focus is on promoting renewable energy and the use of EKOenergy labelled electricity, especially in East Asia. She closely observes developing renewable energy markets outside Europe.

    Before joining EKOenergy in 2016, Merve completed traineeships at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Subregional Office (ESCAP-ENEA) and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). Merve has a master’s degree from Zhejiang University in China

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 December 2021 09:00-10:00 Session 6C - An introduction to reporting energy consumption to CDP and RE100

  • Michael Claußner

    Expert
    Energy Brainpool

    At Energy Brainpool GmbH & Co. KG, Michael Claußner consults both the public and private sector with regard to energy market design as well as marketing options and risk management for renewable energies. His main focus has been on projects involving Power Purchase Agreements (PPA). Michael also regularly conducts basic and expert level seminars on the energy industry and is a certified EEX trainer. He has a master’s degree from Humbold-University in Berlin, his thesis focused on portfolio strategies for renewable energy investors.
    Energy Brainpool is a model-based analyst house, which among others provides PPA consulting services ranging from seminars to long-term power price scenarios and risk and hedging strategies.

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 December 2021 Session 7B - GO developments in Europe's biggest economy

  • Mike Hatert

    Head of Renewables
    First Climate Markets

    Based in Frankfurt, Germany, Mike Hatert is Head of Renewables at First Climate and manages all sales activities in the DACH region. A proven energy specialist, Mike graduated as an engineer, is a certified manager for energy economics and holds a certification as an energy manager from chamber of industry and commerce. Mike has over 15 years of professional experience in the energy industry, previously working in manager and senior positions for Deutsche Bahn, ENTEGA and con|energy.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Session 3C - An introduction to why consumers use energy attribute certificates (EACs) and environmental reporting

  • Nadir Serra

    Head of Brokering
    Commerg

    In 2016, Nadir joined Commerg Ltd in Malta as member of a small team of three brokers with the role of Renewable energy broker, focused on the Italian market. After few years and several roles, he became Head of Renewable desk, coordinating a team of 7 brokers and covering all Europe. By supporting his colleagues on developing new markets and products, he confirmed his active role in the expansion of the Company from a small off-standards power and gas broker into a major marketplace for Energy Tracking Certificates. Commerg, as name-passing-broker promotes transparency via various reports. Nadir is in charge of the price settlement of Guarantees of Origin which composes the reporting activity of the company. As Head of Brokering, since January 2021 he is in charge of the new branch of Commerg in Brussels.

    Nadir Serra studied Economics and business management in Italy, Canada and England with a minor in Marketing and dissertation on European Union Law.

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 December 2021 Session 6A - Market developments: volumes and prices

  • Naida Taso

    Electricity Market and Renewables Expert
    Energy Community Secretariat

    Naida Taso leads activities related to renewable energy in the Energy Community Secretariat, international organization based in Vienna. Among others, Naida is responsible for the development of concept for the regional system for guarantees of origin in the Energy Community Contracting Parties.

    Naida holds a Master’s degree (MA) in Electric Power Engineering and has almost ten years of international experience in areas of renewable energy, energy modeling, electricity markets and sustainable development. Prior to the Secretariat, Naida worked for the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Session 4B - EACs beyond Europe's eastern border

  • Oleg Dobrovolsky

    Regional Director
    I-REC Standard Foundation

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Session 4B - EACs beyond Europe's eastern border

  • Roble Velasco-Rosenheim

    Regional Director South-East Asia
    I-REC Standard Foundation

    Roble has a decade of experience supporting clean energy development in Asia and the Pacific. He is the Regional Director for the I-REC Standard Foundation, and the founder of SuSca Group. Through these roles, he supports governments, utilities, IPPs, and Fortune 500 companies to transact clean energy in line with the I-REC Standard.  

    Roble’s work focuses on market building in the EAC space. Recently, he has supported governments and utilities across Southeast Asia to engage with the I-REC Standard Foundation. This has enabled the development of EAC markets across the region, and has supported dozens of brands and their supply chains to meet renewable energy targets in line with the RE100, Science Based Targets initiative, and other major reporting frameworks. 

    Previously, Roble helped process large scale infrastructure projects for the Asia Development Bank and other development partners in the region. He is passionate about bridging public and private sector interests to support high-yield, low-carbon economic growth.   

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 December 2021 09:00-10:00 Session 6B - An important new growth centre – Southeast Asian renewables markets

  • Samantha Bigwood-Ölz

    Team Lead, Green Energy Products & Strategy
    ClimatePartner

    Samantha Bigwood-Ölz leads the green energy sales team at ClimatePartner which she joined in 2020. She has 18 years’ international experience in renewable energy markets, finance, strategy and policy advice. Samantha previously worked at the International Energy Agency and German development agency GIZ, consulting companies in the United Kingdom and Russia and as an independent consultant on international renewable energy, climate change and energy efficiency projects on behalf of private sector clients and multi- and bilateral development and finance institutions. She has also engaged in the development and financial analysis of wind power projects in Brazil.

    Samantha holds a Masters in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and a bachelor’s degree in politics and economics from the London School of Economics. She speaks German, English, French and Portuguese fluently.

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 December 2021 Session 7C - How can EACs support the energy transition and climate action?

  • Saptarshi Pal

    Senior Originator
    Statkraft

    Saptarshi Pal is a Senior Originator at Statkraft, where he works in the Global Environmental Markets division. He has over 10 years of experience in various environmental markets, including carbon allowances & offsets, energy efficiency certificates and energy attribute certificate (EAC) schemes. Currently, he is based in London and focuses on UK’s voluntary and compliance renewable energy certificates schemes. He is also on the Board of RECS International since 2016.

    Saptarshi has a MSC in Environmental Sciences & Policies from the University of Manchester, and a MBA from London Business School.

     

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Session 3B - The post-Brexit world

  • Shailesh Telang

    Technical Manager – Renewable Energy
    CDP

    Shailesh Telang is Technical Manager (Renewable Energy) at CDP, primarily working on the RE100 initiative -a global initiative bringing together the world’s most influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity. He has over ten years of work experience across corporate renewable energy sourcing and the broader sustainability domain. In his current role, he is managing technical deliveries of the RE100 initiative, which includes supporting members to make credible renewable energy uses claims.  Shailesh holds a master’s in Environment Management from the Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun, India, and a Bachelor of Science in Life Science from the Institute of Science, Nagpur, India.

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 December 2021 Session 6C - An introduction to reporting energy consumption to CDP and RE100

  • Stefanie Königsberger

    Project Manager for Renewable Gas
    AGCS Biomethane Registry Austria

    Stefanie is a project manager at AGCS Biomethane Registry Austria, operated by AGCS Gas Clearing and Settlement AG, in addition to her role as an Executive Board Member at ERGaR, European Renewable Gas Registry. She has international working experience in the fields of Anaerobic Digestion, Renewables and Environment, Bioeconomy and Biorefinery, Event and Project Management.

     

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Session 4A - Certification of hydrogen and other non-fossil gases

  • Steffen Syvertsen

    CEO
    Agder Energi

    Steffen Syvertsen is CEO of the Agder Energi Group, which is one of the leading companies in the Norwegian renewable energy sector.

    The Group has operations in the entire value chain for renewable energy, including production, energy management and trading, distribution grid and end-users. The Group runs 49 wholly-owned and part-owned hydroelectric power stations in the South of Norway, which on average produce 8,8 TWh of energy annually. The group manages a portfolio of 34 TWh annually.

    Mr Syvertsen is a graduate from the Global Executive MBA Program at INSEAD in 2016. He holds a Master of Science in Finance and Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH), as well as the Advanced Auditing Program from BI Norwegian School of Management (Master in Accounting and Auditing). After having held several management positions in the Agder Energi Group since 2007, Mr Syvertsen became Group CEO in October 2019.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Keynote 1: Can markets do better than policy in accelerating demand and delivering climate and energy targets?

  • Steven Vanholme

    Program Manager
    EKOenergy

    Steven Vanholme is Programme Manager of EKOenergy, the international non-profit ecolabel for renewable energy. EKOenergy promotes renewable energy in over 40 countries and cooperates with a fast growing number of energy companies and corporate energy consumers worldwide. See www.ekoenergy.org  for more information.

    Prior to joining EKOenergy, Steven worked at the University of Ghent (Belgium) and was a policy officer at the main Belgian environmental organisation, Natuurpunt.

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 December 2021 10:30-11:30 Session 7C - How can EACs support the energy transition and climate action?

  • Tatiana Lanshina

    CEO
    GNS Russia

    Tatiana Lanshina has a strong background in renewable energy economics and energy transition research. Since 2013, she has been working at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) in Moscow, presently as a senior researcher. In 2018, Tatiana defended her Ph.D. thesis in International Economics and co-founded Goal Number Seven Аssociation. In 2020, Tatiana initiated and launched the issuance of renewable energy certificates under the I-REC Standard in Russia. She is an author of more than 50 articles on renewable energy economics in leading academic journals and mass media. 

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Session 4B - EACs beyond Europe's eastern border

  • Thomas Eccard

    Head of Green Markets
    Agder Energi

    Thomas has been working in the renewable energy and carbon markets for almost 20 years. His professional expertise covers legal and regulatory work as well as trading of environmental commodities and power. Since 2011 Thomas has worked for Markedskraft ASA building up their energy management operations in Germany which were acquired by Agder Energi in 2017. 

    Since 2007 he has been active in RECS International working as the head of the Traders & User Working Group and Member of the Board. Since March 2018 he has been acting as the Chairman of the Board of the foundation.

    Thomas holds a degree in law (Environmental law) and a M.Sc. of Economics (Corporate Environmental Management).

    Presentations
    Monday 29 November 2021 Pre-conference A: Certification of non-electricity energy carriers – an in-depth exploration

    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Keynote 5 - Can EACs limit the impact of price cannibalization in relation to renewables?

  • Timo Pentner

    Managing Director
    CerQlar

    Timo Pentner, originally from Germany, is a FinTech executive with over 20 years of experience and a proven track record of enabling companies to scale up their operations. As COO and strategy focused technology lead he played a key role in driving organization and product vision as well as operational strategy for FinTech companies in the US and Europe. 

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Session 2C - An introduction to the basic elements of attribute-tracking systems

  • Toby Ferenczi

    Founder
    EnergyTag

    Dr Toby Ferenczi is founder of The EnergyTag Initiative and Director of International at OVO. His previous roles include Managing Director at VCharge (acquired by OVO) and cofounder at Engensa (acquired by Hanergy). He also has experience working for General Electric and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. He has a PhD in solar energy from Imperial College London and an undergraduate in Physics from Cambridge University. 

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 December 2021 Session 7A – Time stamping: how can it help accelerate demand for renewables?

  • Veerle Dossche

    EU Energy Policy Coordinator
    Climate Action Network Europe

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 December 2021 Session 7C - How can EACs support the energy transition and climate action?

  • Volahasina Rasendramalala

    Global Category Manager Energy and Carbon
    DS Smith

    Vola is responsible for the management of carbon emission cost and risk exposure at DS Smith. She initiates and participates in energy projects negotiation and implementation with the aim to decrease the carbon footprint of the company. Apart from that, she also overseas the procurement of energy in the BENELUX area, France and Italy. 

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Session 2A - Procurement models: from single trades to PPAs, how different contracts can accelerate demand

  • Wael Almazeedi


    Free Access to Energy Consortium (FATE)

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 December 2021 Session 7C - How can EACs support the energy transition and climate action?

  • Wei Cai

    Managing Director
    Greenfact

    Wei Cai, managing director at Greenfact AS, which she joined in 2019. Greenfact is a market intelligence company specialized in the pricing and insights into various green certificates. We act as a data aggregator sharing information via our API-enabled platform. Greenfact's services are used extensively by those in the energy attribution space, including utilities, traders and investors, for benchmarking and analysis.

    Prior to joining the Greenfact, Wei worked in ABB in the Energy and Maritime industries and has broad international experience in Asia and Europe. Wei holds an MBA from HEC Paris. 

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 14:00-15:00 Session 3C - An introduction to why consumers use energy attribute certificates (EACs) and environmental reporting

  • William Dixon

    Head of Product Development I Environmental Markets
    Agder Energi

    Based in Berlin, William is part of Agder Energi’s pan-European environmental markets team.

    Together they manage Agder Energi’s global environmental attribute certificate (EAC) portfolios, towards a global network of counterparties and demand.

    William maintains a keen interest in statistical, regulatory and stakeholder developments and has over twelve years’ experience within the European energy industry. This experience includes segments of planning policy and asset installation, energy retail, brokerage, and origination.

    William holds a M.A degree in Business and Management and a BSc. in Geography

    Presentation
    Wednesday 1 December 2021 Session 6A - Market developments: volumes and prices

  • Wouter Vanhoudt

    Director Europe
    Hinicio

    Master in Commercial Engineering Business Informatics & Master of Finance Vlerick Management School.

    Project Coordinator for European Commission / FCH JU supported Standard on Green H2 Certification (CertifHy).

    Chair and Board of AIB Gas Scheme Group. 

    Former General Manager  Schreder Gulf LLC in Abu Dhabi (3 years). Worked one year in China. 16+ years work experience. Speaks Dutch-English-French. Based in Brussels.

    Presentation
    Tuesday 30 November 2021 15:30-16:30 Session 4A - Certification of hydrogen and other non-fossil gases