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Programme Day 2

Day Two of the RE-Source 2018 Programme will feature thematic breakout sessions on topics such as Guarantees of Origin, risk mitigation, and more

RE-Source 2018 Programme – 21 November

08:30 – 09:00 Registration & welcome coffee
09:00 – 10:30

Thematic breakout sessions part 1

1a. Guarantees of Origin for renewable energy corporate sourcing

  • How do they work
  • What policy implications in the new RED II
  • How to avoid the double counting?
  • Compatibility of support schemes with PPAs

1b.    On-site generation and energy storage

  • On-site as a primary or back-up source of power
  • Purchase from onsite installations
  • Synergies with onsite technologies
  • What is the market for energy storage?

1c.   A zoom into the different PPA models and sourcing strategies

  • Where to draw the line between standard and virtual PPAs
  • What are the drivers behind opting for either model?
  • What are the different ways of accounting for each model?
  • Where do cross-border PPAs fit?
  • For the purpose of measuring the market, what is a corporate PPA (duration, maturity, procurement model, capacity contracted, location, etc)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30

Thematic breakout sessions part 2

2a.  Accounting Principles – What accounting standards regulate global PPAs?

  • PPAs under GAAP or IFRS standards
  • Derivative accounting
  • Project accounting

2b. Demand growth and diversification: How to turn 50 corporates into 50,000?

  • Bankability and risk mitigation strategies
  • Aggregation of demand: Multi-buyer & multi-seller models
  • Energy intensives
  • Role of third party aggregators
  • What are the inherent risks in multi-party contracts
  • Can utility programmes help in meeting the needs of smaller players?

2c.   Financial innovation and risk mitigation:                        

  • Blockchain technology
  • Financial engineering                                                       
  • What are the main risks in corporate renewable PPA contracts?
  • Is there financial liquidity for these contracts?
How to address and mitigate the inherent contract risks?
12:30 – 14:00 Networking lunch
14:00 – 15:30

Thematic breakout sessions part 3

3a.    Can standardisation help to develop the corporate PPA market?

  • Template contracts & guidelines – do’s and dont’s
  • Can these contracts be tradable in secondary markets?
  • Is there any overlap between power market derivatives?

3b.    What are the opportunities for cities and local authorities to source green electricity?

  • Mobilising public sector clean power procurement
  • Smart cities solutions
  • Extending the corporate sourcing to heating & cooling

3c    Revisiting additionality: how to prioritise new build projects?

  • What is it and how is it calculated?
  • How to incentivize and maximise additionality
  • How important is additionality?
  • Should we discriminate against existing assets looking for stable revenues?
  • Can we broaden the definition of additionality?
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:30 Closing session
17:30 – 18:00 Closing remarks

See the programme for Day 1 »

*Note: Speakers have been invited and the programme is still subject to minor changes