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Accornero, Simone portrait

FlexiDAO CEO & Co-founder. Simone has developed Flexidao to become a global leader in providing software-based solutions for carbon-free energy management and procurement – attracting clients and partners such as Google and Microsoft.  

He is a critical figure in the so-called Next-gen Energy Procurement space, known for his active role in developing new standards and guidelines for the UN 24/7 CFE Compact, CIBI, the Linux Energy Foundation, and the EnergyTag initiative. Simone is also a prominent public speaker, advocating and advising leading energy stakeholders on the future of the energy system at major corporate and energy policy events.

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Bluett, Marie Christine portrait

Marie serves as Director of Renewable Markets at IncubEx, focusing on European renewable certificates markets. Prior to this, she worked at South Pole, where she set up the Renewables Portfolio in 2016. Marie started her career at Statkraft, focusing on certificates trading and origination. She has been a board member of RECS Energy Certificate Association for the last 12 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 lives in London, England with her husband and three daughters

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Velasco-Rosenheim, Roble portrait

Roble has a decade of experience supporting clean energy development in Asia and the Pacific. He is the Director of Global Partnerships and APAC for the International Tracking Standard Foundation: Founder of I-REC (I-TRACK 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-TRACK Foundation’s International Attribute Tracking 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.

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Polovtseva, Mary portrait

Mary Polovtseva is an energy policy analyst with career spanning both public and private sectors. This includes work in climate diplomacy at the EU delegation to Russia, where she contributed to international aspects of the European Green Deal, such as the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) and engaged stakeholders ahead of the international climate negotiations (COP26).

 Now at Veyt, an analytics and pricing data platform covering the guarantees of origin (GO) markets, she is responsible for monitoring and analysing the EU legislative landscape, translating the effect of legislative changes on the market. Mary bridges the gap between qualitative and quantitative analysis, turning regulatory changes into numbers to enhance transparency and build more robust models.

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Nelson, Ken portrait

Over the course of his 20 year career in natural gas and then power trading, Ken Nelson watched as new technologies and a changing regulatory environment reinvented the North American energy sector, and in 2008 he brought his broad energy background to the environmental markets.  In his current role as the co-founder and president of Blue Delta Energy, his Connecticut (USA) based firm provides comprehensive EAC support to their clients who range from municipalities, cooperatives and public agencies to private equity and pension funds as well as commercial and industrials.  Blue Delta’s role is to serve as a stakeholder in designing and implementing the legislation and regulations that underpin the various EAC markets, then translate those policies into actionable strategies, and finally execute on those strategies by transacting in the markets on behalf of their clients.  He also currently serves as a board member and chair of the Policy Advocacy Committee for the Environmental Markets Association as well as Vice-chair of the Board for MRETS.

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Taso, Naida portrait

Ms. Naida Taso, Renewable Energy Expert at the Energy Community Secretariat, Austria

Ms. Naida Taso has over a decade of international experience in the fields of renewable energy, sustainable development, energy modeling, and electricity markets. She currently serves as a Renewable Energy Expert within the European Green Deal Unit at the Energy Community Secretariat. In this capacity, Ms. Taso assumes responsibility for all matters concerning renewable energy. Her primary focus revolves around providing support to Energy Community Contracting Parties in their efforts to transpose and implement the EU acquis. This includes work related to the design of market-based support schemes, systems for guarantees of origin, self-consumption, corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs), and more. Before the Secretariat, Ms. Taso was employed at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Ms. Taso holds a master’s degree in Electrical Power Engineering from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Sarajevo and is a Certified Expert in Climate & Renewable Energy Finance, having completed a program at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.

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Mowinckel, Madeleine portrait

Madeleine works with corporate clients to bring about ambitious and actionable renewable energy purchasing strategies tailored to their business realities and competitive environment. She has worked with clients from the manufacturing industry, electronics, IT, consumer goods, utilities and services.

As an engineer and former analyst, she combines an ability with data with a problem-solving attitude. She has four years’ experience from environmental commodity markets, such as EACs, biomethane and voluntary carbon credits, and broad knowledge of sustainability reporting frameworks.

Madeleine holds a BSc in Materials Engineering from INSA Toulouse and a MSc in Economics from the Humboldt University in Berlin. She has previously worked as an IT consultant, business developer, head of an organization, and an ESG analyst.

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Monteiro, Matheus portrait

Matheus has over 7 years of experience spanning banking, data science, and procurement & trading, all centered around various sustainability topics. At South Pole, he manages the portfolio of traded and at-own-risk EAC projects, focusing on building a solid network of partnerships and determining effective go-to-market strategies. His responsibilities include securing competitive, high-quality, and diverse supply options. Matheus represents South Pole on working groups and consultations from major industry standards/initiatives and has advised on the successful implementation of decarbonization strategies for 200+ companies.

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Mandic, Regina portrait

Regina Mandic is coordinator of the Green Desk and of the Regulatory Affairs at VERBUND Energy4Business GmbH.

She has been working in the energy sector for 25 years. She has experience in wholesale, the trading and supply of electricity and the related certificates, as well as in international business development. She was i.a. heading the International Wholesale Department and Managing Director of the subsidiaries in Czech Republic and Slovakia. In addition, Regina is coordinating the Regulatory Affairs of VERBUND Energy4Business. Furthermore, she is a member of the Board of Energy Traders Europe and coopted member of the Board of Energy Traders Deutschland.

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Darren Macdonald, a University of Pennsylvania Economics alum, leverages over 18 years of FinTech expertise as a Senior Technical Product Manager for CerQlar. With a background in derivatives trading and hedge fund management, Darren excels in developing innovative solutions for order management, execution, and risk systems, driving industry advancement at the intersection of finance and technology.

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Lindberg, Tom portrait

Tom firmly believes that building profitable businesses goes hand in hand with creating sustainable societies. As CEO of Ecohz, he works to facilitate companies’ shift to net zero and to shape systems that allow as many as possible to join the energy transition. Corporate engagement demands a growing toolkit of sustainability solutions. Thus, he develops strategies that challenge the traditional power industry and spurs climate action by generating business value. 
 

Tom also serves as a board member of RECS and The International Tracking Standard Foundation and as Chairman of the Board of Ecohz Renewable Energy Foundation. He has been involved in advancing the Guarantees of Origin system in Europe and I-REC internationally and works to construct innovative financing mechanisms that contribute directly to building new renewable power plants. 

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Liakopoulou, Mariana portrait

Mariana Liakopoulou is a Markets and Policy Associate in the EU liaison office of Energy Traders Europe. In this capacity, she undertakes analysis on aspects of the regulated and voluntary markets for trade in renewable and low-carbon gases and associated certificates. She moreover focuses on the French, UK and CSEE gas market regulatory frameworks, supporting the work of the pertinent Energy Traders Europe Task Forces. Mariana also serves as Research Analyst in the Energy Security Program of the NATO Association of Canada. She has previously worked as a consultant (member of the Roster of Experts) for the Energy Community and has completed her internship in the Director’s Office of EU ACER. She started out as Research Fellow in Energy Security with Caspian Policy Center (Washington D.C.)

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Lee, Zhenlan portrait

Zhenlan Lee is the Country Manager of China for the International Tracking Standard Foundation: Founder of I-REC (I-TRACK Foundation) in China and a senior expert in Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and carbon assets. She has 15 years of extensive experience in renewable energy project development, REC trading, and carbon asset consultancy. Zhenlan is recognized as one of the earliest international experts in China’s carbon market, having been involved in nearly 60 carbon credit projects including CDM/VCS/GS/CCER/GCC.

Over the past decade, she has contributed to capacity building, training, and overall growth within China’s carbon market. Her expertise encompasses mechanism construction, policies, and transactions within China’s carbon market. She has also participated in research projects such as the Feasibility Study on the “Wenzhou Carbon Fund Mechanism” and “the Implementation Plan for Carbon Peak of Jiangxi Salt Industry Group.” Additionally, she has delivered lectures at prestigious universities including Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management on topics like “Carbon Asset Trading and Management,” as well as at Fudan University’s Sustainable Development Research Center on “Green Electricity and Green Certificate Policies Markets Transactions.”

With her expertise in RECs, Zhenlan will provide professional perspectives on I-RECs, GEC (China Green Electricity Certificate), green electricity markets coordinating with China’s industry transformation.

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Kuehn, Patrick portrait

Patrick has recently joined Climate Impact Partners as Head of Client Solutions, EU, UK, ROW based in London. Previously he was Head of Sales and Marketing at AlliedOffsets, a premier sustainability data provider. He has led Sales and Marketing teams throughout a 20+ year international career and has launched and sold 2 of his own companies.

Patrick graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Illinois and obtained his Master of International Business Studies from the University of South Carolina. Patrick speaks French, Italian, Spanish and German.

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Korkmaz, Ayşe portrait

Ayşe Korkmaz is the Business Developer at Türkiye’s International Renewable Energy Certificates Issuer, Foton I-REC Platform. Foton is the operator of the first IREC Trading Platform in the world, which serves as a meeting point for renewable energy producers and end users. Over the past two years, her work has been focusing on International Renewable Energy Certificates and developing the Foton ECO Label for companies committed to sourcing 100% renewable.

Ayşe holds and MSc in Sustainable Energy System Management from Hanze UAS which focused on European Energy Policy & Law and Modelling Business Ecosystems of Energy Flexibility Services.

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Rodriguez, Manuela   portrait

Manuela is a Legal Counsel at CerQlar Solutions Group where she focuses on commercial matters and the developing regulatory landscape shaping the renewable energy markets. She started her career in New York and relocated to the Netherlands about 20 years ago. Manuela has held senior legal positions at various global organizations across industries including technology, financial services, and consumer goods. She holds Master’s degrees in European Private Law and International Development from the University of Amsterdam.  

Next to her role at CerQlar Solutions Group, Manuela is a lecturer of European Private Law at the University of Amsterdam. 

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Pal, Saptarshi portrait
Saptarshi Pal is the Head of Origination Certs at Statkraft, in the Global Environmental Markets division. He has over 12 years of experience in various environmental markets, including carbon offsets and energy attribute certificates (EAC) schemes. He is also on the Board of RECS Energy Certificate Association since 2016.  Saptarshi has a Masters in Environmental Sciences & Policies from University of Manchester, and a Masters in Business Administration from London Business School.

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Kiptoo, Daniel portrait

Mr. Daniel Kiptoo is a consummate energy professional, he is a lawyer by training but an energy specialist by trade. He has vast experience in the electricity and petroleum sub sectors with a specific focus in policy formulation, legislative drafting, regulation, negotiation, and structured financing.

He is currently the Director General of the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) in Kenya, the Authority is the body mandated with the technical and economic regulation of the electricity and petroleum sectors in the Republic of Kenya. In his current role, which commenced on the 14th of December 2020, he regulates the entire value chain in electricity, from generation, transmission, distribution and retail as well as upstream, midstream and downstream in petroleum.

Previously, he served as the legal advisor in the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum. At the Ministry, he was the Chairman of the Government’s First Oil Committee charged with delivery of first oil for Kenya. He also represented Kenya in several Investor-State Arbitrations and was a member of two task forces on Independent Power Producers (IPPs). Prior to his role as legal advisor, he worked in the private sector with an Africa centric oil & gas risk consultancy as the oil & gas legal affairs director and with the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) in the Legal department. He is one of the drafters of the Kenyan Energy Act (2019) and Petroleum Act (2019).

He holds Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Energy & Sustainability from the University of Cumbria and a Master of Laws (LLM) in Petroleum Law and Policy from University of Dundee, both in the United Kingdom, a bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) from the University of Nairobi and a Post Graduate Diploma (Dip.) from the Kenya School of Law. Mr. Kiptoo is a Harvard Senior Executive Fellow (SEF) and he holds two executive certificates, one in public policy and another in economic development, both from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is currently pursuing a PhD from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) at the University of Dundee.

With respect to professional associations, in addition to being a member of the Law Society of Kenya in good standing having been called to the bar to as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, he is a corporate governance practitioner being a qualified Certified Secretary (CS) and is also a member of the Association of International Energy Negotiators (AIEN), a global body of international energy negotiators.

Mr. Kiptoo has been awarded the Moran of the order of the Burning Spear (MBS) and Order of the Grand Warrior by the President of the Republic of Kenya. These are awards presented to individuals in recognition of outstanding service rendered to the Country.

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Vanholme, Steven  portrait

Steven Vanholme is the head of the Secretariat of EKOenergy ecolabel. EKOenergy is a global non-profit ecolabel for sustainably produced megawatt-hours. It’s also a tool for energy consumers to make an additional positive impact, for example, by funding solar installations in low-income countries. The community of EKOenergy users and sellers is growing each year, now covering more than 80 countries and including users such as Microsoft and SCHOTT. Together, we are increasing our positive impact each year.

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Werner, Robert portrait

Robert Werner is a co-founder and managing director at Hamburg Institute. His consulting focus lies in corporate and political consulting on climate neutrality and decarbonization as well as strategy and business development for companies in the energy industry. He has already led numerous consulting and research projects on climate strategies in industry and on verification systems for renewable energies, like GO4Industry. His team is currently supporting the Federal Bureau of Environment (Umweltbundesamt) setting up GOregistries for Heat, Cold, and Gases (biomethane and hydrogen). Further, Hamburg Institute leads a project to examine latest developments of the German green power market.

In addition, he is the managing director of greenmiles GmbH, a subsidiary of Hamburg Institute specialising in carbon management, climate reporting and climate financing.

Before founding the Hamburg Institute, the graduate of geography and economics worked for ten years in the renewable energy sector as a CEO and managing director. His professional experience includes the establishment and development of companies, electricity and gas procurement and sales, the construction and financing of wind, water and photovoltaic plants, and the storage industry. Robert Werner has known and analysed energy policy for over 25 years. After his studies, he first worked as a management consultant and as a consultant for energy taxes and energy policy as well as a research assistant at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Mannheim.

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Wamune, Linda portrait

Linda is a passionate renewable energy enthusiast and off-grid energy practitioner with close to 20 years’ experience in design and implementation of clean energy programs for communities in several parts of Africa. She has worked as a technical design and sales engineer, project consultancy and in senior management positions for various leading organizations; providing leadership and building effective teams that have delivered successful growth of off-grid electrification for communities. Currently working at Energy Peace Partners, she is leading efforts to promote the adoption of the Peace- Renewable Energy Credit, an innovative climate finance instrument to advance the deployment of more renewable energy projects across fragile states in Africa and beyond.

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Wallace-Müller, Kenneth portrait

Kenneth Wallace-Mueller is a lawyer admitted in England & Wales specialising in climate, energy and infrastructure law and finance, with a decade’s experience working on projects in Europe, the UK and internationally.

His focus lies in renewable energy procurement and trading (including under EU GO, REGO and I-REC(E) systems); biogas, hydrogen and biofuel production and trading; corporate PPAs, RTMAs, and battery storage optimisation agreements; power and gas market regulatory questions; and the structuring of robust renewable claims by corporates and industrials.

Kenneth has been drafting counsel on various market standard renewables agreements, such as the EFET CPPA, CMA, UK ETS Allowances Appendix, Hydrogen Trading Agreement and Biogas Trading Agreement; the RECS International EECS GO agreement, I-RECS STA, the CMIA UK ETS Allowances Appendix; and he has advised on the development of the I-REC, C-Capsule, Fly-i and the MIQ certificate systems.

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von Moos, Louis  portrait

Louis von Moos has a degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) in environmental engineering and a post-graduate degree in economics. He has been the Managing Director for the Association Energy Certificate System ECS Switzerland https://ecs-schweiz.ch since its start in 2006. ECS Switzerland is coordinating all relevant national stakeholders interested in the topics of energy certificates, guarantees of origin, and disclosure. Before Louis von Moos worked with smaller consulting firms in the energy and climate sector. Louis is a board member for Switzerland within the RECS Energy Certificate Association https://recs.org. Switzerland has been active in this organisation since late 2002. 

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Verwimp, Katrien portrait

With 20+ years of experience in energy certificate system management and design, Katrien is helping energy-tracking system facilitators worldwide with the optimization and auditability of their certification scheme.

Katrien is the strategy coordinator for the European Energy Certificate System in the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB), which in Europe sets a standard for guarantees of origin for various energy carriers like electricity, gas, and hydrogen. She is the coordinator of the EECS Gas Scheme Group and chairs AIB’s auditors’ team.

She also helps quality-assuring and updating the EnergyTag standard for granular certificates that facilitate the temporal and geographical matching of electricity production and consumption. She feeds standardization tracks in CEN and ISO with expertise in energy origin tracking. Through the Enunda Academy, she provides masterclasses & trainings on energy origin tracking.

Before 2020, she worked with VREG, as the electricity and gas regulator in Flanders-Belgium, issuing body and disclosure supervisory competent body as ‘Coordinator – Origin of energy’.

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Veldkamp, Esther portrait

Esther worked at several large utilities in Europe, like Vattenfall and Orsted Offshore Wind, dealing with renewable power (sourcing and selling). She joined Ingka Investments on 1 January 2020 and works on “greening” the power consumed by retail from renewable assets of Ingka Investments. She is also involved in the assets Ingka Investments develops and operates in APAC.

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van der Heijde, Bram portrait
Bram van der Heijde has recently joined the AIB Secretariat as EECS Quality Officer, where his main task is maintaining and furthering the high quality standards in the European Energy Certificate System (EECS), and guiding EECS’ evolution following policy and market changes.
Bram is an expert in energy system integration: he obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from KU Leuven, where he studied the integration of energy storage in district heating and cooling systems. After his graduation in 2019, Bram served as a regulatory adviser at the Flemish energy regulator VREG, where he helped developing a regulatory framework for district heating systems. At VREG, he got acquainted with Guarantees of Origin and AIB, working as a member representative to AIB. In 2022, he was elected chair of AIB’s Gas Scheme Group. Before joining AIB, Bram was briefly associated with Delft University of Technology as assistant professor in sustainable heat grids.

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Scanlan, Annie portrait

Annie is Director of the RE-Source Platform, an alliance of stakeholders representing clean energy buyers and suppliers. Annie leads the Platform’s energy buyer engagement and advocacy activities which advance RE-Source’s mission to support more corporate buyers to procure renewable energy.

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Utonih, Selma portrait

Selma leads 3Degree’s European energy and environmental markets-related policy engagement, working directly with regulatory authorities, NGOs, and trade associations to track relevant policy changes impacting corporate sustainability strategies. Her focus is on tracking and analyzing key regulatory changes impacting renewable energy and environmental commodity markets within Europe. Prior to joining 3Degrees, Selma spent almost 3 years at Veyt (previously Greenfact) analysing the market and regulatory fundamentals driving the European green certificate markets, with a special focus on Guarantees of Origin. 

She brings over 6 years of experience in renewable energy and environmental commodities. Selma previously worked as an energy trader at the Namibian power utility Nampower, providing technical and financial market price analysis on commodity markets focused on the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP). 

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Tuinenburg, Jos portrait

Jos Tuinenburg works for the International Tracking Standard Foundation: Founder of I-REC (I-TRACK Foundation) as Standard Compliance Manager. He is an expert on the functionality, use, and implementation of attribute tracking schemes such as the Guarantees of Origin (GO), the United States REC, and I-TRACK Foundation adherent markets. Important aspects of his work involve supporting governments, market players, and other stakeholders to build and understand tracking schemes that help businesses with the procurement of renewable energy.

Within the secretariat, he leads on the implementation of I-TRACK Foundation accredited Platforms and he is involved in overall updates to the I-REC Code for Electricity.

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Tošić, Nikola portrait

With a comprehensive background in energy regulation and project management, I have spearheaded numerous initiatives aimed at shaping and enhancing the landscape of the energy market. Leading various teams and projects, I’ve demonstrated expertise in a multitude of areas, ranging from legislative development to IT system implementation.

As the Head of Project Teams, I’ve played pivotal roles in the formulation of rules for capacity allocation, guarantees of origin legislation, and balancing market development. Additionally, I’ve led significant projects such as AIB joining and the implementation of cross-border mFRR exchange processes with neighboring countries like Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Romania.

My leadership extends to the realms of tender specifications and public procurement, where I’ve served as both a leader and a member, ensuring efficient and transparent processes within EMS. Moreover, I’ve championed the implementation of critical systems including the BRP Register in Serbia, Market Management System, G-REX and Capacity Allocation System (DAMAS), showcasing my prowess as a project manager.

In the regulatory sphere, I’ve been actively involved in tasks such as coordination with neighboring TSOs and regulatory agencies, as well as contributing to transparency regulations and risk management efforts.

My expertise also encompasses IT systems essential to the energy sector, including DAMAS Unicorn, G-REX, MMS Novita, and ENTSOe transparency platform, among others. Furthermore, I’ve been a key participant in international cooperation projects such as Crossbow, Trinity, AIMS, and EMMI, reinforcing my commitment to fostering collaboration on a global scale.

In my capacity as a representative of EMS, I’ve served on the JAO Steering Committee, driving strategic decision-making processes. Additionally, I’ve lent my expertise to the development of market strategies in Serbia and contributed to the formulation and implementation of energy laws and regulations.

With a deep understanding of energy law and extensive experience in contract negotiations, I’ve played a crucial role in forging agreements with market participants and BSPs. Furthermore, my proficiency in transmission losses procurement, accounting, scheduling, and energy supply contracts has been instrumental in navigating the complexities of the energy market.

As a dedicated professional, I remain committed to driving innovation and fostering collaboration in the energy sector, with a relentless focus on advancing market efficiency and sustainability.

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Switten, Liesbeth  portrait

Liesbeth Switten started her career in leading law firms and has been involved in renewable energy certification for over 15 years, at first at the Flemish energy regulator and later in several roles in the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB), where she is secretary general since 2020. Before that, she was AIB’s legal and strategic advisor, she chaired the reorganization as well as the professional reviewers’ group, thereby securing the quality assurance of the European Energy Certificate System. Liesbeth is a strong believer in progress through accountability and cooperation.

The Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB) is the international nonprofit association facilitating the market of guarantees of origin (GOs) in Europe. AIB provides the EECS standard for GOs for different energy carriers, which has been implemented in 28 European countries so far. AIB also operates a European hub for transferring GOs, thereby linking the national GO registries, which is now also open for gas GOs. The annual value of the European GO market for 2023 is estimated at over 4 billion euro.

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Sisman, Emine Duygu portrait

Emine-Duygu Sisman joined the Product Development Team of EPEX SPOT in 2014. EPEX SPOT is the leading exchange for the power spot markets of Europe operating the day-ahead and intraday markets. With the successful launch of the pan-European GO market, EPEX SPOT brings its longstanding exchange expertise to the environmental markets to actively serve the energy transition.

As a Senior Business Developer, I coordinated the launch of the pan-European GO Spot Market and I am responsible for the commercial development of this brand-new market.

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Chen, Shengjun portrait

Dr. Shengjun Chen, the CTO and VP of Concord New Energy Group, also serves as the chairman of Edge Power Technology. Concord New Energy Group is an international renewable energy investment enterprise with a 4000MW installed capacity, while Edge Power Technology is its wholly-owned subsidiary that develops markets in the US, Europe, Australia, South Korea, and other countries.

Dr. Chen founded and served as long-term vice chairman of China Energy Storage Technology and Industry Alliance to promote energy storage technology and industry development in China. He also participated in establishing the Energy Storage Professional Committee of China Energy Research Society as a member. Additionally, he founded and served as vice chairman of China Supercapacitor Industry Alliance and has been a technical expert on energy storage for various Chinese government ministries.
With over 20 years’ experience in lithium-ion battery development and industrialization along with onboard energy storage power supply technology, Dr. Chen holds more than 40 patents successfully applied in new energy vehicles, rail transportation, and electric power fields.He has witnessed both domestic and international developments within China’s battery industry while understanding global trends in battery development. His perspective will bring insights from Chinese battery enterprises along with green development ideas.

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Schennen, Rodolphe portrait

Rodolphe Schennen has worked in the European Energy markets since 2003 as Trader of Electricity, Gas and Emissions for BKW, GM&T and Eneco.

In 2013, he founded Greenhub Ltd, and also created the brokering of Energy Tracking Certificates at Commerg Ltd. He developed the first successful trading platform for Guarantees of Origin (GOs) in 2014 which is known today as the Arena. Managing Director of Commerg, Rodolphe is passionate about promoting the GOs as a voluntary mechanism to widespread future energy policies. He transformed Commerg 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 and fixed minimal fees.

Rodolphe Schennen has a MA in Political Sciences and a MA in Business Management.

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Klesse, Eva portrait

Eva Klesse has been working at KlimaInvest, a leading provider of renewable energy in Germany, since 2015 with a strategic focus on guarantees of origin, innovative renewable electricity projects, climate-neutral gas products, the German emissions trading system and other emission reduction products. Eva heads one of the sales teams at KlimaInvest. Here she develops sustainable solutions for energy suppliers and corporate clients in Germany. Her focus is on the transformation of energy suppliers and their products to renewable energies and the reduction of CO2 emissions.

Eva holds a Master of Science in Sustainability Science and before joining KlimaInvest she worked on international projects for the German Development Service in Latin America and the German-African Business Association in Hamburg/Africa. Today she is a member of the RECS Energy Certificate Association Board and a market expert for green electricity and climate-neutral products for energy suppliers and private/corporate customers in Germany.

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Kellen, Peggy portrait

Peggy Kellen directs Center for Resource Solutions’ regulatory and voluntary policy engagement, expert assistance services, and the Clean Energy Accounting Project. She is a dedicated thought leader with over 15 years of experience designing sustainable energy and corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting policies across sectors including electric power, water, transportation, oil and gas, and local governments. Peggy is recognized as a leader in GHG accounting and has advised on the GHG reporting and verification requirements for the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB), and others.

Previously, Peggy directed The Climate Registry’s carbon footprint reporting and verification policies, promoted national residential energy efficiency campaigns for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, supported U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR Homes program and developed congressional guidance reports on key energy issues for the Consumer Energy Council of America. Peggy has a M.A. in Energy and Environmental Analysis from Boston University and a B.A. in Cinema-Television from the University of Southern California.

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Akoetey-Eyiah, Enam portrait

Enam Akoetey-Eyiah leads the growth and adoption of the International Tracking Standard Foundation: Founder of I-REC (I-TRACK Foundation) Energy Attribute Certificates (EAC) – I-REC(E) – a robust standard for developing attribute tracking systems that are acknowledged by major reporting frameworks such as the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP), CDP, and RE100 as a reliable backbone for credible and auditable tracking instruments. She is working to leverage existing regional electricity power pools to establish single regional EAC markets across Africa and champion I-REC(E) for distributed and dispersed renewable energy devices to promote energy access, security, and just energy transition and democratize payments from ecosystem benefits.  

Enam has worked in development, sustainability, and environment for various organizations across the United Kingdom and Africa since 1998. She began her early career working with bamboo and rattan artisans to embed sustainability into their practices whilst working for an American e-commerce social enterprise – Novica.com. In 2006, Enam pioneered a carbon asset origination company – reNew – where she sold forestry credits in 2008 from the reforestation of 100 hectares of degraded forest. Enam is the first Ghanaian woman to start a tree planting initiative that successfully equipped communities with inputs to raise over 500,000 seedlings for distribution to schools, communities, and agroforestry farms with a target of planting 5 million tree seedlings in ten years in Ghana; she has planted over 300 hectares of mixed species forest, and facilitated the reforestation and enrichment planting of 35,000 hectares, and developed a tree-tracking and monitoring app.

Enam worked with the Ghana government and the World Bank to replace 6 million incandescent with CFLs to conserve 254MW of peak demand and avert an energy crisis. She also developed a programmatic CDM- CFL4All energy efficiency project. She has also worked on the first GHG Protocol – Scope 2 corporate greenhouse gas report in Sub-Saharan Africa. She  has also worked within the Africa Policy and Programs Department of Christian Aid on advocacy projects such as the Africa-EU Economic Partnership Agreement and hugely successful campaigns such as ‘Trade Justice’ and ‘Make Poverty History.’ She has also championed inclusive development by encouraging and initiating partnerships with environmentally and socially driven businesses that did ‘good’ in Africa. 

Enam has a Master of Science in Development Studies from London Southbank University, an MBA from Canterbury Christchurch University, and is currently studying for an LLM in Energy and Environment at the University of Birmingham. Enam has advised large multinationals to set, communicate, and report on net-zero and environmental social governance strategies and prepare reports to the UK Government’s PPN/0621, SECR, TCFD, and ISO14001 with professional qualifications in GHG Accounting (Basic and Corporate), REDD+, and PRINCE2. 

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Byrne, Ronán portrait

I have been working in EirGrid/SEMO for over a year now. My roles included running the Guarantees of origin scheme in Ireland which includes on stakeholder support, issuing certificates, and educating stakeholders in developments in the market. I manage and calculate the fuel mix disclosure system in Ireland. I also the representative for Ireland in the Association of Issuing Bodies.

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Dam, Henrik portrait

Henrik Dam graduated in 1990 as M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Aalborg University, Denmark. He has worked with the European Commission since 2003 on the areas Renewable Energy, smartgrids, active demand, electric vehicles, energy storage technologies, innovation, and SMEs. He is currently senior expert in DG ENERGY in the unit C2, Decarbonisation and Sustainability of Energy Sources. He deals with both the Renewables Directive (RED II and RED III) and the gas market package with particular focus on guarantees of origin, certification, consumer information, hydrogen  and gas network planning, offshore wind co-existence with defence, and the monitoring of Member State achievement of RES targets.

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Daly, Killian portrait

Killian leads operations at EnergyTag, a non-profit focused on enabling real-time electricity tracking globally. Alongside the world’s top experts, Killian led the process of drafting the EnergyTag Standard, which create the Granular Certificate, a robust and widely recognised instrument for hourly energy attribute tracking. The Standard is supported by hundreds of organisations including some of the world leading sustainability players like Google, Microsoft, AES, Clean Air Task Force, Enel Green and Vattenfall . Prior to joining EnergyTag, Killian managed global energy strategy at Air Liquide, one of the world’s largest hydrogen and oxygen producers. There, he worked on large-scale PPAs and time-based electricity sourcing strategies for Green Hydrogen as well as overseeing the group’s Scope 2 carbon accounting efforts. Killian holds an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs in Paris and a Masters degree in Energy Technology from the University of Cambridge.

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Chuang, Jules portrait

Jules Chuang, with a richly specialized background in REC and green energy, currently serves as Managing Director at Mt. Stonegate Green Asset Management and Nanjitan Asset Management, companies he founded in 2014. He oversees global I-REC supply for sourcing green electricity and spearheads the company’s carbon development project in Asia.

Jules pursued his education in the United States, where he earned dual master’s degrees in systems engineering and energy management from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his doctoral studies in environmental science and engineering at Tunghai University in 2018.

Additionally, in 2014, Jules contributed as a Co-Founder and concept inventor of I-REC for electricity, and he continues to serve on the Board of the International Tracking Standard Foundation: Founder of I-REC.  

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Chen, Annie portrait

With a background in Complex Systems Engineering and a specialization in IT systems, Annie brings a wealth of technical knowledge and industry experience to her role. She plays a pivotal part in the development and enhancement of products, with a particular emphasis on Energy Attribute Certificate (EAC). Her responsibilities are diverse, ranging from direct involvement in product development to strategic initiatives aimed at improving functionality and user experience.

A key aspect of her work is the establishment and maintenance of effective connections with various energy registries. This is essential for the seamless integration of external data into FlexiDAO’s products, enhancing their reliability and effectiveness. In addition to her technical responsibilities, Annie is actively involved in advocacy and policy analysis in the area of carbon accounting, contributing her insights to the broader environmental objectives and staying abreast of industry trends.

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Ceder, David portrait

David Ceder joined STX Commodities in 2013 and has over 10 years of experience as a Sales Trader and Manager, covering both the UK and continental European EAC markets. 

Today, David manages the GoO desk at STX, consisting of 40 members of staff across 5 different offices, trading over 350 TWh of GoOs annually. 

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Cai, Wei portrait

Wei Cai is the CEO of GreenPowerHub, which operates one of the largest renewable energy trading networks in Europe, with a wide range of products and services, including Guarantees of Origin (GOs), Elcerts, UK REGOs, I-RECs and US RECs for over 700 members from more than 40 countries.

She holds an MBA from HEC Paris, and previously served as the CEO of Veyt AS, a leading market intelligence company specializing in renewable energy space.

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Brunetti, Bruno portrait

Bruno Brunetti leads the environmental and PPA markets analysis.

Bruno is leading the Clean Energy Procurement research, which includes PPA pricing and environmental commodities forecasting, in particular EU Guarantees of Origins and International RECS. Bruno spent over 5 years at S&P Global Platts, leading the long-term power modelling and renewables capture prices forecasts. He also led the global wind and solar outlooks, while also expanding the analytics coverage into global power markets.

Bruno spent over 15 years at PIRA Energy Group, now part of S&P Global, where he launched and managed the PIRA’s European Electricity Service, which provides market insights into the developments of power generation, demand, cross-border trading, and prices for Europe’s most relevant markets. ​

Bruno graduated magna cum laude in economics and management from Bari University (Italy) and obtained a masters in energy economics from the ENSPM/Institut Français du Pétrole (Paris).

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Piccioli-Cappelli, Dania portrait

Dania Piccioli-Cappelli holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and joined Nvalue in 2010 as Portfolio Manager. Dania actively contributed to the company’s development through the years. The team of Nvalue today is characterized by more than 35 professionals spread in the offices of Amsterdam, Zürich, Lugano, Varna, Genoa and the US (Berkeley California and New York City).

Dania is part of the Executive Management of Nvalue AG and she is responsible to lead the commercial activities of the group. In addition, Dania is a Board member of RECS Energy Certificate Association. 

 

 

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Braslawsky, Jared portrait

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 Executive Director of the International Tracking Standard Foundation: Founder of I-REC, a not-for-profit organization for energy attribute tracking standardization that enables the simplified implementation of reliable, traceable REC systems, and national renewable energy markets in adherence with electricity market regulations and best practices worldwide. 

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Gerber, Ben portrait

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 of 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.

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Filippi, Aude portrait

Aude Filippi is the Business Development Director for Gas & Sustainability markets at European Energy Exchange. Aude has been working for EEX for the last 13 years and is responsible for developing EEX exchange and services offering in gas and environmental products. As such, Aude has been very much involved into the development of the issuing body for electricity and gas Guarantees of Origin in France and the development of GO trading initiatives across EEX Group. Aude is as well member of the Board of Director of Grexel, which is 100% owned by EEX and is the leading GO registry provider in Europe.

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Arts, Karlijn portrait

In the last decade Karlijn Arts made it her sole purpose to accelerate the energy transition by working on solutions which enable our transition from a fossil based society to a biogenic- and circular one. Throughout these years she has been developing new renewable energy sources, contributed to the creation of green regulations and enabled the scale-up of the sustainable aviation fuel sector. Currently, she has embarked upon the journey to make the chemical sector more sustainable by leading the sustainability and regulatory affairs efforts for the Methanol Group at OCI.

She is an expert in renewable energy policies, sustainable transport regulation, carbon accounting methodologies, sustainability certification, supply chain decarbonization technologies and sustainable feedstock sourcing strategies.

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Arnesson, Daniel portrait

Daniel Arnesson has over a decade of experience working with renewable energy law and markets across the world in different settings, ranging from PhD research in Europe and brokering transactions in South Africa to managing the Renewable Power Certificates team at Veyt.

At Veyt, Daniel coordinates the efforts to build a platform that provides transparency, analytics and foresight on Energy Attribute Certificate (EAC) markets globally. There is a good deal of opacity and complexity in these markets, with weather conditions, evolving policies, and coupling of markets and sectors coming into play. One of Daniel’s core tasks at Veyt is to simplify these complexities for Veyt’s clients, enabling them to optimise their market engagement and make cost-efficient decarbonisation decisions.

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Gunst, Andreas portrait
  • Partner in the energy and infrastructure finance group of DLA Piper, one of the largest international law firms
  • Member of DLA Piper’s energy sector and ESG leadership teams
  • Legal500 and Chambers Global ranked and recommended for linear energy infrastructure projects (interconnectors, pipelines), renewable energy and climate change work
  • Various mandates setting up renewable energy support or certificates schemes, including for IREC, AIB, EBRD, WB, IBRD, GIZ, Energy Community, European Commission
  • Diverse practice for sponsors, corporates, generators and utilities for financially and physically settled PPAs, Route to Market Agreements, Balancing Services Agreements, BESS Dispatch and Optimisation Agreements
  • Market leading work on biofuel, biomethane and bioLNG as well as RFNBO and hydrogen projects and offtake agreements as well as SAF and biofuel in-setting projects
  • Extensive experience in offshore and onshore electricity transmission lines, interconnectors and allocation offices, including SwedPol, IFA 1&2, Nemo, BritNed, NorthConnect, NSL, Greenlink, Gridlink, Casa1000, Mavir – APG IC, Shetland IC, Icelink, SEECAO, TM-AF Interconnector
  • External counsel to the European Federation of Energy Traders and (lead external advisors on EFET Power Purchase Agreement, Certificates Master Agreement, UK Allowance Appendix), RECS Energy Certificate Association and the Hydrogen Council and previous long-standing Member of the Energy Charter Secretariat‘s Legal Advisory Task Force and the Expert Panel Member of Energy Community
  • Non-executive directive of EnergyTag
  • England & Wales and Ireland qualified, working across EMEA

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Dancsné-Ilyés, Nikolett portrait

Nikolett Dancsné Ilyés, Key Account Manager at HUPX Ltd., with 5 years of experience in the energy industry. Plays a pivotal role in managing client relationships and ensuring the smooth operation of key accounts within the Day-ahead, Intraday and GO segments of the company. Member of the Market Design Team of the HUPX GO Market and responsible for the GO members and for the segment since the introduction, back in 2022. Her involvement in the inception of the HUPX GO market underscores her deep understanding of market mechanisms and her ability to adapt to new challenges with agility.

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Debay, Ivan portrait

The Founder and CEO of Origo, Ivan Debay is an expert in the domain of Energy Attribute Certificates, especially Guarantees of origin. Origo offers companies clear and direct access to renewable energies, by helping them to track their electricity or gas consumption to renewable energy producers. Each player can freely choose their source of energy, in order to support renewable energies and meet the challenge of the energy transition, by purchasing Guarantees of origin. 

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Kaden, Julius portrait

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Lopes, Fernando G. portrait

Fernando Giachini Lopes is the Executive Director and founder of Instituto Totum, the certification body responsible for the I-REC(e) energy certificates in Brazil, as well as the worldwide Code Manager for the Biomethane Certificate – GAS-REC / I-TRACK(G). He is also responsible for the design, development, and management of various self-regulation programs in the areas of energy, safety, food and financial services, as well as Greenhouse Gas inventory verification services. Engineer and Master in Production Engineering from USP, with a specialization in Quality Management from the University of Tennessee, and in the years 2019 to 2022 was chosen as one of the 100 most influential people in the energy area.

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Jaeger, André portrait

André Jaeger serves as Head of Industry Solutions Group, responsible for ION’s commodity management solutions. Along with managing products, he also leads ION’s Berlin office. Since joining ION/Openlink in 2004, André has been involved in numerous European and international product implementations, eventually transitioning from consultant to sales support to product management responsibility.

After the ION acquisition of Openlink in 2018, he became Head of Industry Solutions Group in the Product Management team. In this role, he’s been leading a global team of market SMEs overseeing ION’s Energy and Commodities product portfolio.

André holds a Master of Science in Management from Stevens Institute of Technology and Diplom-Ingenieur (Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen) degree from the Technische Universität Berlin.

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Holta, Nils portrait

Nils believes that renewable energy can and will outcompete fossil fuels. As Net Zero Advisor at Ecohz, he helps companies establish the materiality of their GHG emissions and guides them through voluntary and regulatory frameworks for sustainability. He also advises on how to use renewable energy, from reporting biomethane consumption in accordance with to the ESRS to proving the renewable origin of electricity in green hydrogen.

Nils joined Ecohz in the autumn of 2022. Before, he worked as an energy policy consultant in Brussels and as a lobbyist for renewable electricity interest groups. After studying in Germany and France, he also worked on environmental communications for UN Environment and with bilateral relations at the Norwegian embassy in Vienna.

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Herrera Vergara, Benjamin portrait

Benjamin is Regional Director, Latin America for the International Tracking Standard Foundation: Founder of I-REC (I-TRACK Foundation), supporting market players from Mexico to Chile and Argentina. As an energy specialist he has advised investors, clients, utilities, regulators, and multilateral entities. Benjamin holds an Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Chile and a master’s in finance from Cambridge University.

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Hao, Jie portrait

Dr. Jie Hao is a prominent leader in the development of green gas accounting standards, math modeling in climate solutions, green finance, and carbon emissions market development in China. With a strong foundation in mathematics, Dr. Hao spearheads the mathematical modeling for China’s Carbon Emission Market. 

Dr. Hao is co-author for the textbook “Carbon Management Systems and Practices for Public Institutions” and has contributed as a co-author to two significant green gas accounting standards: “Requirements and User Guide for Carbon Management Systems” and the “National Public Institution Carbon Management System Industry Standard (Sep. 2024).” This latter standard is set to be implemented across 1.6 million public institutions in China. 

In his esteemed career, Dr. Hao has occupied several prestigious roles. He has served as the Deputy Secretary-General of the Carbon Neutrality Committee of the China Energy Conservation Association and as the Director of the China Globalization Think-Tank. Additionally, he has been the Executive Vice President of the US-China Business Council. His academic contributions are noteworthy; he has been a guest professor and invited lecturer at several renowned institutions, including Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, the Harbin Institute of Technology, Renmin University, and Tec de Monterrey. 

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Hamers, Tim portrait

Tim Hamers is the Secretary General of ERGaR, the European Renewable Gas Registry. ERGaR facilitates the cross-border trade of biomethane certificates (GOs and CoOs) and provides a network for all stakeholders in the biomethane certification supply chain. Before working at ERGaR, Tim worked for several other European industry associations representing sectors such as the weighing industry and agricultural machinery industry. There he gained extensive experience in managing European associations and technical aspects of EU legislation.

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Güngör, Merve portrait

Merve Güngör is a new addition to the RECS team. Prior to joining RECS, she worked in a non profit capacity in support of the energy transition, following EAC market developments and consulting with relevant stakeholders. As part of her role at RECS, Merve will work to further develop RECS’ policy positions, to advocate for them, and to support the RECS network.

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Everson, Ed portrait

Ed is the CEO of Evident. With over 25 years of experience in energy and environmental markets, he was a participant in the RECS Test Phase from 1998, a founding member of the Association of Issuing Bodies in 2002, and a national representative for several countries until 2015, advisor to the 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 many 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.

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Dobrovolsky, Oleg portrait

Oleg is a Regional Director for the International Tracking Standard Foundation: Founder of I-REC (I-TRACK Foundation) with a focus on stakeholder support and market building in the EAC development for the Middle East & Central Asia. He is facilitating governments, renewable energy producers, and consumers across these regions in the development of voluntary markets and EAC standardization. Oleg is the active lead on the Research & Development and the CDR certification at the I-TRACK Foundation. He has a track record of market development in his previous engagements within environmental commodity trading. 

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Engelmann, Elliott portrait

Elliott is a Scope 2 Manager at Greenhouse Gas Protocol, supporting the process to revise and update the corporate suite of Standard and Guidance documents. Elliott is a sustainability professional and greenhouse gas accounting expert with a decade of experience in the field. Prior to joining WRI, he was an Associate Director at Anthesis Group where he helped corporates conduct greenhouse gas inventories, set Science Based Targets, procure renewable energy, and implement emission reduction strategies. Elliott holds an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School and a BA in Environmental Studies and Political Science from Tufts University.

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Ellegaard, Joachim portrait

Senior Portfolio Manager at Vindenergi Danmark, a cooperative company founded and owned by wind turbine owners in Denmark with the objective to manage the power sales of the owners’ wind turbines.

With a background in Business Intelligence Joachim has a data intensive approach to managing the GO sales of one of the largest wind turbine portfolios in Denmark. Using automated data processes on production, issuing and forecasts of the wind turbines, Vindenergi Danmark manages and ensures the income stream on behalf of the Danish wind turbine owners, securing an optimized economical environment for renewable power production in Denmark.

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Edling Andersson, Martin portrait
Martin leads a team that builds innovative solutions for the circular economy with a focus on environmental commodities such as EACs, leveraging data and product management best practice to help businesses save costs and reduce risk. Martin has over 10 years of experience in product management with a proven track record of delivering value to customers, working across different domains and platforms, from research intelligence to GreenTech.

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Eccard, Thomas portrait

Thomas has 20+ years of experience in origination, managing, and trading environmental commodities in the European energy and global carbon markets. In Oct 2022 he worked as managing director of the German subsidiary of Arendals Fossekompani- a leading Norwegian industrial owner of energy and 

technology-related companies which enable the transition to a greener economy. Out of this role he currently serves as lead analyst for green power markets in Veyt (formerly Greenfact). Thomas has been a long-time member of the board of RECS Energy Certificate Association (previously, RECS International) and being its chairman since 2018. He holds a law degree and a master’s degree in corporate environmental management and economics. 

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Durovic, Ivana portrait

Ivana Durovic has eight years of expertise in energy and sustainability services. Her career path led her to Knauf in 2023, where she assumed the role of Category Manager for Renewable Energy. With a robust background encompassing conventional energy sourcing and trading, PPA consulting, and market research and analytics, she provides diverse perspective to renewable energy procurement.

At Knauf, she leads the procurement of EACs, meticulously aligning with diverse regulatory frameworks and reporting standards that resonate across Knauf Group’s expansive country portfolio.

Prior to her tenure at Knauf, Ivana served as the Sourcing Manager for Central and Eastern Europe at Schneider Electric and as a Key Account Manager at HUPX Group supported development of the HUPX GO market. Her deep-rooted connection to the region is further evidenced by her participation as an Energy Community’s Summer School Alumna.

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Dubey, Stuti portrait

Stuti Dubey is the Executive Director of D-REC Foundation, the non-profit behind D-RECs, a specialized market instrument that enables small-scale, Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) projects in the Global South to participate in the I-RECs economy.

With over 19 years of transformative leadership across the corporate and nonprofit sectors, Stuti’s journey began in banking, notably at Deutsche Bank focusing on SMBs, before assuming strategic roles in a multi-sector conglomerate. As the founder of a boutique consulting firm, she led international expansions and transformation projects across several countries. Stuti was also the co-founder of an Indian non-profit for violence prevention among underprivileged adolescent girls.

Stuti’s academic credentials include an Executive MBA from HEC Paris, with dual specialization in Energy Transition and Climate & Business. She has executive certificates from Babson College, ESMT Berlin, and FDC Brazil. Noteworthy is her work with a French financial institution on sustainability strategy where she contributed to their first green bond launch.

In her current role, Stuti is leading the D-REC Foundation’s mission for a clean, just, and equitable energy transition through D-RECs, which serves as a high-impact verification label for EACs issued as I-REC(e) under the I-TRACK Standard. The socio-economic and environmental benefits of the underlying DRE projects of the D-RECs are attested by the Foundation, playing a pivotal role in channeling critical climate finance. This strategic resource mobilization facilitates broader access to energy, advancing the Global South’s transition towards sustainable development and equitable energy solutions.

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Dolzhenko, Kateryna portrait

Kateryna started her carrier in the energy sector in 2017 as a legal counsel in the national gas company JSC ‘Naftogaz of Ukraine’. In this role she contributed to the implementation of the EU gas market rules in Ukraine. After two years in Naftogaz Kateryna joined ENTSOG in the role of a market adviser. As a part of the market development team, she worked on the certification of renewable gases, in particular development of the Guarantees of Origin system and its connection with other certification instruments. Kateryna joined Shell in May 2023 as a Regulatory Affairs Manager and is working on the EU policy for biomethane, with the focus on the Union Database development and biomethane certification.

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White, Adam portrait

Adam White is the Secretary-General of RECS Energy Certificate Association, a non-profit foundation representing the user of energy attribute certificates including renewable energy producers, traders, and consumers. As RECS’ Secretary-General, Adam works to: 

  • Give organizations 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’s strategic development and manage the planning and delivery of its programs 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. 

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