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Full programme

Tuesday, 1 October (Pre-event day)

When: Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 13:00 - 17:30
Where: Breskens
Workshop

Session description

You need to register for this workshop to attend it.

The European PPA market is characterised with an estimated total utility and corporate long-term risk appetite of approximately 8-10 GW of new renewable capacity annually. PPAs are relatively complex, with numerous structures available and difficult to value. Our PPA experts will explain how to compare PPAs systematically and quantitatively.

Furthermore, to promote the rise in renewable energy investment and simplify transactions, a standardization of PPA has been developed. The European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET) in close collaboration with Re-Source has published in June this year, a new standard PPA, the EFET standard Corporate Purchase Agreement (CPPA). Our PPA specialists will show how the standard can be applied for typical PPA use cases.

The session will be hosted by Pexapark - The renewable Swiss FinTech. Pexapark provides advisory, training and enterprise software for the monitoring and management of renewables in open markets. The start-up, founded in 2017, by Michael Waldner, Luca Pedretti and Florian Müller has grown rapidly working for more than 3,000MW of renewable projects throughout Europe and the US.

Pexapark PPA Academy registration

Learning objectives

This PPA workshop explores:

  • How to valuate and compare PPAs?
  • How to use the new EFET standard PPA and tailor it to your needs?

Programme

  • 13:00 - Welcome and Overview of the Academy Program
  • 13:15 - Introduction
  • 13:30 - PPA Trends in Europe
  • 14:00 - Value and compare PPAs - How to valuate and compare PPAs
  • 15:30 - Coffee Break
  • 16:00 - Use of the EFET standard PPA - How to use the new EFET standard PPA and tailor it to your needs
  • 17:15 - Wrap up of PPA Academy

Trainers

Jens Hollstein

Senior PPA Manager, Pexapark

Luca Pedretti

COO, Co-Founder, Pexapark

Michael Waldner

CEO & Co-Founder, Pexapark

When: Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 15:30 - 18:30
Where: Griffioen (130 participants)
Workshop

Session description

This workshop is invitation only.

This year, we are providing a half-day program on 1st October, exclusively aimed at Corporate Buyers.

RE100 now brings together over 180 global corporate leaders, committed to sourcing 100% of their electricity from renewable sources. Each year we bring together our members at RE-Source and Climate Week NYC for our annual European and US member meetings. This year, we have decided to open our RE-Source members meeting to a wider group of corporate buyers.

This buyers-only event will strengthen the voices of leading corporate consumers of renewable electricity and unlock barriers to rapid progress against ambitious targets. By bringing together RE100 member companies with the wider buyer community, this workshop aims to identify priorities for collaborative and coordinated action, expand peer-to-peer learning and deliver a vital networking opportunity.

Companies are strongly encouraged to attend what will be a unique opportunity to accelerate the momentum for corporate renewable energy sourcing and contribute to the development of the corporate sourcing movement.

Learning objectives

This participatory, 3-hour workshop has three main objectives:

  • Provide practical information for both beginner and advanced RE buyers
  • Inspire companies to go further and faster on their renewable sourcing strategy
  • Provide companies with a unique opportunity to connect with their peers, exchange knowledge and identify collaboration opportunities
  • Provide an opportunity for companies to recommend future activities for RE-Source and RE100 in Europe

Wednesday, 2 October (Day one)

B2B registration

When: Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 8:00 - 8:30

B2B matchmaking - Invitation only: Clean Energy Buyers, Strategic RE-Source Partners and Event Sponsors

When: Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 8:30 - 10:30
Where: Heian I+II (400 participants)
When: Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 10:00 - 11:00
Where: Foyers
When: Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 11:00 - 12:30
Where: Ballroom I-V (800 participants)

Session description

High level decision makers and industry leaders from across Europe will discuss the legislative and business challenges and opportunities for the next decade. The corporate appetite for cost effective renewables is clear. However, the Clean Energy Package now needs to be implemented in a swift, positive and ideally, harmonized, way to help accelerate the uptake of corporate sourcing. The questions of what, how and who? will be addressed in this session.

Panel

Giles Dickson

CEO, WindEurope

Walburga Hemetsberger

CEO, SolarPower Europe

Sami Andoura

Team Leader, European Political Strategy Centre, European Commission

Thorsten Herdan

Director General, Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany

Olivier Jankovec

Director General, ACI EUROPE

Marco Mensink

Director General, CEFIC

Press briefings

When: Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 12:30 - 13:30
Where: Griffioen (130 participants)

Standing lunch

When: Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 12:30 - 14:00
Where: Foyers + Heian I+II
When: Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 14:00 - 15:30
Where: Ballroom I-V (800 participants)
Main session

Session description

Leading clean energy buyers and suppliers will discuss the next phase of corporate sourcing based on their extensive experience.

Moderation

Bruce Douglas

Coordinator, RE-Source platform

Panel discussion

Juan Rivier Abbad

Head of Boost for Growth, Iberdrola

Thierry Kalfon

Managing Director of ENGIE's Renewables Global Business Line, Engie

Vanessa Miler-Fels

Renewable energy and sustainability strategist, Microsoft

Marco Perona

CEO Southern Europe and Australia, RES

Colin Spain

EMEA Renewables Lead, Facebook

Javier Vaquerizo

Head of Commercial Office, Enel Green Power

Fire side chat

Fabien Vieau

Principal - Data Centers Energy & Location Strategy - EMEA, Google

When: Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 14:00 - 15:30
Where: Esperance + Otter (130 participants)
Workshop

Session description

Recently, Europe has witnessed an acceleration in the pace of corporate sourcing of renewables. This trend, however, has broadly been concentrated in a few countries with others failing to take off.

Identifying which barriers are holding back the expansion of corporate sourcing in these markets as well as working on the policy adjustments to stimulate a rapid scale-up of renewable energy sourcing activities is crucial to untapping this huge opportunity.

Learning objectives

During this 1.5 hour session we will discuss national challenges and barriers and specific country experiences, putting together recommendations and solutions for a consistent, credible and feasible approach to accelerate corporate sourcing nationally and across borders.

  • What are the main challenges and barriers holding back the development of corporate sourcing in this national market?
  • How can we make sure public policy supports corporate sourcing of renewable energy?
  • Who are the main players on the buy and supply side and what is the market potential?
  • Which are the business models that work best and what are the case studies and best practices from this market?
  • What are the recommendations, next steps and actions for this specific market to accelerate corporate sourcing?

Organised by

Speakers

Marco Aulisa

Head of Business Development, EF Solare Italia

Roberta Benedetti

Consultant Renewable and Energy Efficiency, Anev

Federico Brucciani

Secretary General, Italia Solare

Virginia Canazza

CEO and Partner , REF-E

Stefano Cavriani

Founding and Managing Partner, EGO Energy

Marta Del Buono

Market Reporter, ICIS London

Stuart Donnelly

Head of Smart Energy, FALCK RENEWABLES WIND

Nigel Hawkins

Head of European Affairs & Studies, Elettricità Futura

Vincenzo Montori

Head of Regulatory Analysis, ERG

Francesco Spagnolo

Associate Director Business Development EMEA, Canadian Solar

When: Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 14:00 - 15:30
Where: Griffioen (130 participants)
Side event

Session description

Blockchain and automated agents are buzzwords that follow any discussion about the future of peer to peer renewable energy trading. All of these terms need a proper discussion, yet the most important question remains: How far are we from the implementation of the world’s first Peer-To-Peer renewable energy procurement deal?

Trading renewable energy from Peer-to-Peer has huge potential to stabilise prices on the energy market. But, is this scenario feasible?

Learning objectives

This session would revolve around the successful implementation of this energy procurement model. It will focus on the following questions:

  • What is the current status of the application of Peer-to-Peer renewable energy procurement?
  • What are the main challenges preventing implementation of this model?
  • What are the possible solutions to push its uptake further?
  • And to what extent can technology enable real life application of this model?

Moderation

Mario Pavlovic

Product owner, Energy Web Foundation

Speakers

Caroline Brun Ellefsen

Global Head, Instatrust, New Energy Ventures, DNV GL

Muhammad Malik

CEO and founder, NeuerEnergy

Uli Schulze Südhoff

Director Business Development, EMEA, GE Renewable Energy

Coffee break

When: Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 15:30 - 16:00
Where: Foyers + Heian I+II
When: Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 16:00 - 17:30
Where: Ballroom I-V (800 participants)
Main session

Session description

C-level leaders from the clean energy space discuss how energy consumers and corporate buyers can help accelerate the energy transition.

Moderation

Paula Abreu Marques

Head of Unit for Renewables and CCS policy, European Commission

Panel

Ditlev Engel

CEO, DNV GL - Energy

Gunnar Groebler

Senior Vice President Wind, Vattenfall

Olivier Menuet

Senior Vice President Energy, SNCF Group

Matthias Taft

CEO, BayWa r.e.

Mark Widmar

CEO, First Solar

When: Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 16:00 - 17:30
Where: Esperance + Otter (130 participants)
Workshop

Session description

Recently, Europe has witnessed an acceleration in the pace of corporate sourcing of renewables. This trend, however, has broadly been concentrated in a few countries with others failing to take off.

Identifying which barriers are holding back the expansion of corporate sourcing in these markets as well as working on the policy adjustments to stimulate a rapid scale-up of renewable energy sourcing activities is crucial to untapping this huge opportunity.

Learning objectives

During this 1.5 hour session we will discuss national challenges and barriers and specific country experiences, putting together recommendations and solutions for a consistent, credible and feasible approach to accelerate corporate sourcing nationally and across borders.

  • What are the main challenges and barriers holding back the development of corporate sourcing in this national market?
  • How can we make sure public policy supports corporate sourcing of renewable energy?
  • Who are the main players on the buy and supply side and what is the market potential?
  • Which are the business models that work best and what are the case studies and best practices from this market?
  • What are the recommendations, next steps and actions for this specific market to accelerate corporate sourcing?

Organised by

Speakers

Jose Donoso

Director general, UNEF

Isabel Garcia

Head of Marketing & Sales, Engie

Luis Lopez-Polín Reaño

Origination manager, ACCIONA

Marina Moreno Dólera

Institutional Relations Manager, Powertis

Ferrán Nogué Collgrós

Co-Founder & New Ventures, HolaLuz

When: Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 16:00 - 17:30
Where: Griffioen (130 participants)
Side event

Session description

Onsite renewables have become a trend over the last few years in mining, cement and extractive industries. Wind in Northern Canada, South America, and Mauritania is booming, as well as solar in Africa and Australia. The business case for diesel reduction is often excellent at remote locations. At the same time, metal, mining and cement companies have signed significant PPAs around the world.

Learning objectives

This session revolves around:

  • How to rely on renewables, if more than 40% of your cost structure are energy induced?
  • What is the main driver for sustainability in metals and mining sector?
  • On-site vs. off-site renewables, which one to pick for your business?
  • What mechanisms and policies are needed to support the sourcing of renewables?
  • What are the baseload and related costs of firming variable renewables?
  • Future developments: Higher electrification of mines / flexible loads / more transparency in the supply chain
  • What do renewable energy providers need do to be successful in the metals and mining segment?

Moderation

Thomas Hillig

Managing Director, THEnergy

Speakers

Verónica Martinez

Senior Programme Officer, ICMM

Tor-Ove Horstad

Head of Energy Commercial, Norsk Hydro

Cillian O'Donghue

Energy & Climate Change Director, Eurometaux

When: Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 16:15 - 17:15
Where: Breskens
Side event

Session description

Green Accelerator is a marketplace that assists renewable energy buyers and sellers to easily contract for green power at the best available prices through standardized Power Purchase Agreements (PPA). Using its fast and simple process, Green Accelerator organizes regular auctions let buyers and sellers choose the most suitable PPA at the best available price. Green Accelerator has been developed by GE Renewable Energy and :elblox to enable the expansion of corporate renewable energy procurement, supporting increased deployment of renewable energy projects.

Learning objectives

During this 60-minute session, we will introduce this new platform and take you through a live auction simulation. We will discuss how renewable energy buyers and sellers can use Green Accelerator to choose the right PPA at the best available price. Let us show you how we support energy buyers in meeting their environmental and sustainability aspirations while reducing their electricity costs, and how Green Accelerator enables energy seller to hedge electricity price risk, allowing them to secure long-term investment in their projects.

Follow this link to register for this side event

When: Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 19:00 - 22:00
When: Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 21:00 - 2:00

Thursday, 3 October (Day two)

When: Thursday, 3 October 2019, 7:30 - 9:00
Where: Breskens
Side event

Session description

Over the last years, the energy sector has seen big spurs in innovation, and energy procurement and generation has not been spared from the integration of digital technologies. A new suite of tools harnesses crucial data to move energy procurement to a user-friendly experience that is defined by efficiency and transparency, as well as a significant reduction in cost and time.

They empower energy professionals to better analyze the renewable sector and projects, make more informed decisions and implement more efficient processes for their businesses. Join us for an engaging breakfast panel to learn more about the digital transformation of corporate renewable procurement, the latest kind of tools and, how exactly they tackle the challenges that buyers and sellers are facing in a very complex sector.

Learning objectives

Schedule

  • 7.30-8.00 – Registration and breakfast
  • 8.00-8.05 – Opening keynote by DNV GL
  • 8.05-8.15 – Introduction of panelists
  • 8.15-8.50 – Panel discussion
  • 8.50-9.00 – Q&A with the audience

Spaces are limited, please register.

Speakers

Pierre Bartholin

PPA Sales Manager for Europe, Lightsource BP

Caroline Brun Ellefsen

Global Head, Instatrust, New Energy Ventures, DNV GL

Lucy Craig

Vice President and Director of Technology and Innovation, DNV GL Energy

Isabel Dorado

Green Corporate PPA Marketing Manager, Innogy

Ditlev Engel

CEO, DNV GL - Energy

Paul Ferguson

Chief Commercial Officer, Becour

Rolph Zaman

Head of Feedstock and Energy, Borealis

Official registration and welcome coffee

When: Thursday, 3 October 2019, 8:00 - 9:00
Where: Foyers
When: Thursday, 3 October 2019, 9:00 - 10:30
Where: Ballroom I-III (400 participants)
Main session

Session description

Mainstreaming PPAs will be central to industry’s contribution to a climate neutral European economy. The ambition of the RE-Source Platform is to move from 100s to 100,000s of consumers sourcing renewable energy. Marco Mensink, Director General of CEFIC, will discuss the general framework conditions required for the successful transition of heavy industries towards a climate neutral and circular economy in dialogue with Statkraft’s Executive Vice President Hallvard Granheim.

Following this, the session will focus on highlighting concrete examples and best practices. From large energy intensive sectors to SMEs: the energy transition requires everyone to be on board. So far small and medium sized companies signing PPAs have been largely outside of the spotlight. Successful practices must be shared in order to have more impact. This session will focus on the following questions:

Learning objectives

  • What are the key levers to translate regulation into action when it comes to mainstreaming PPAs?
  • Are aggregation and multi-buyer PPAs viable options for SMEs?
  • What are the options to mobilize the use of renewable energy throughout the supply chain?
  • How can we speed up the uptake of renewable energy by SMEs?
  • What role can technology and standardization play in streamlining corporate procurement and aggregations?

Moderation

Sam Kimmins

Head of RE100, The Climate Group

Setting the scene

Hallvard Granheim

EVP Markets, and Corporate Management member, Statkraft

Marco Mensink

Director General, CEFIC

Moderation

Merve Güngör

Asia & North Africa Liaison Coordinator, EKOenergy

Speakers

Alison Finch

VP Marketing Europe, SolarEdge Technologies

Arttur Kulvik

CEO, Solnet Group B.V.

Bryce Smith

CEO, LevelTen Energy

When: Thursday, 3 October 2019, 9:00 - 10:30
Where: Heian I+II (400 participants)
Main session

Session description

As corporate renewable PPAs evolve and companies continue to innovate, cross-border PPAs are emerging as an option to supply company operations with renewable electricity generated in other markets. We’ve seen the first cross-border PPAs signed in Europe, and potential for both corporate buyers and energy suppliers is huge.

A cross-border PPA is a corporate renewable PPA between a corporate buyer and supplier where the energy supply point is in a different market or country to the demand point.

Learning objectives

This session explores:

  • How the market for cross-border PPAs is evolving, and what project examples exist?
  • What challenges remain for cross-border PPAs, from a technical and strategic perspective?
  • Which key aspects should be considered in the decision-making process?

The session will bring perspectives from companies with practical experience setting up cross-border PPAs. It will be hosted by WBCSD to continue work in cross-border PPAs, and will be supported by MASEN, coordinators of the cross-border Sustainable Electricity Trade (SET) Roadmap initiative.

Moderation

Daniel Nathan

Senior Director, Wind Power & Head of Revenue, Ørsted

Speakers

Eduardo Gonzalez Sola

Director - Origination, Acciona Energía

Mariana Heinrich

Manager, Climate & Energy, WBCSD

John Powers

Vice President, Strategic Renewables, Schneider Electric

Zephyr Taylor

Global Director of Renewable Energy, Mars

When: Thursday, 3 October 2019, 9:00 - 10:30
Where: Griffioen (130 participants)
Workshop

Session description

Recently, Europe has witnessed an acceleration in the pace of corporate sourcing of renewables. This trend, however, has broadly been concentrated in a few countries with others failing to take off. France has seen its first power purchase agreements signed in 2019, on both solar and wind energy, while self-consumption projects are expanding, France remains a country partially favorable to corporate sourcing of renewables.

Identifying which barriers are holding back the expansion of corporate sourcing in these markets as well as working on the policy adjustments to stimulate a rapid scale-up of renewable energy sourcing activities is crucial to using this huge opportunity.

Learning objectives

During this 1.5 hour session we will discuss about the economic and regulatory framework in France, as well as the recent achievements on solar and wind. National challenges and barriers will also be raised, putting together recommendations and solutions for a consistent, credible and feasible approach to accelerate corporate sourcing nationally and across borders.

  • Who are the main players on the buy and supply side and what is the market potential?
  • Which are the business models that work best and have been realized in the French market?
  • What are the main challenges and barriers holding back the development of corporate sourcing in France?
  • How can we make sure public policy supports corporate sourcing of renewable energy?
  • What are the recommendations, next steps and actions for this specific market to accelerate corporate sourcing?

Organised by

Moderation

Speakers

Dominique Darne

CEO, Eurowatt

Anne Lapierre

Global Head of Energy, Norton Rose Fulbright

Bénédicte Maury

CEO, SNCF Energy

Laurent Pillot

Head of Energy Management, Voltalia

Romain Talagrand

Head of Electricity and Renewable energies, BNP Paribas

When: Thursday, 3 October 2019, 9:00 - 10:30
Where: Esperance + Otter (130 participants)
Side event

Session description

The entire mechanism for renewables procurement in Europe is governed by Article 19 of the recast Renewable Energy Directive, which came into force in December 2018. The article takes significant steps to strengthen energy attribute tracking through the Guarantee of Origin in Europe, but its ultimate success will depend on how effectively EU Member States implement the new law. To assist this work, RECS International has produced detailed guidance for national governments which it will explain and discuss in this in-depth workshop aimed both at regulators and at those working with them to ensure effective and efficient renewables markets in Europe.

Learning objectives

In this session we will to answer the following questions:

  • How could article 19 of the recast Renewable Energy Directive impact markets and systems for GOs in the coming years and what impact will this have on PPAs?
  • How does the new EU legislative framework for GOs differ from the one it is superseding – what are the key points for implementation at Member State level?
  • How should Member States be implementing the new EU law on Article 19?
  • Which EU Member States are leading the way in the use of GOs to support an accelerated and efficient energy transition?

Moderation

Pierre Tardieu

Chief Policy Officer, WindEurope

Speakers

Sofia Pinto Barbosa

Policy analyst, European commission, DG Ener

Aurelie Beauvais

Policy Director, SolarPower Europe

Adam White

Director, RECS International

Coffee break

When: Thursday, 3 October 2019, 10:30 - 11:00
Where: Foyers + Ballroom IV-V
When: Thursday, 3 October 2019, 11:00 - 12:30
Where: Ballroom I-III (400 participants)
Main session

Session description

The market for GOs in Europe continues to grow, providing opportunities and challenges for experienced players and new entrants alike. In order to maintain this growth and ensure the good functioning of GO systems and markets, it is essential that both current and potential users share a common understanding of how these systems work. This session will reinforce the facts of the GOs and EACs, while countering some fictions which have recently proliferated. Participants will hear from and be able to question expert speakers to boost their knowledge on this crucial market instrument which create the backbone of RE procurement in Europe.

Learning objectives

In this session we will to answer the following questions:

  • What are the developments of guarantees of origin in Europe and are these being replicated around the world?
  • How are GOs in Europe used, and how does this compare to other attribute tracking systems? In connection, how do corporate companies report to GHGP, CDP, RE100, LEED, ISO and others?
  • What are some of the common misconceptions about the use of GOs, including the concept of additionality and how new RES developments are supported?
  • What are the impacts of new technological developments, such as blockchains, on energy attribute tracking systems?

Moderation

Jared Braslawsky

Secretary General, Renewables Market Expert, RECS international

Speakers

Tom Lindberg

CEO, Ecohz

Doug Miller

Market Development Manager, Energy Web Foundation

Liesbeth Switten

Representing the Association of Issuing Bodies, AIB

When: Thursday, 3 October 2019, 11:00 - 12:30
Where: Heian I+II (400 participants)
Main session

Session description

A key player in sealing the deal in corporate sourcing is of course the bank or financier putting up the money for the project. What are they looking for when they look at a corporate PPA? How are they reassured as far as the bankability of the offtaker is concerned – and is aggregation a potential solution?

Learning objectives

  • Financing PPAs with debt and equity: potential pitfalls
  • How to mitigate risks around the creditworthiness and bankability of offtakers? The role of credit ratings
  • How PPA structures can lead to derivative accounting
  • How to mitigate risks when operating a PPA? The role of the operator

Moderation

Elizabeth Reid

Partner, Bird & Bird

Speakers

Guido Agostinelli

Senior Industry Specialist in Solar Energy Solutions, International Finance Corporation, World Bank

Graeme Brownlie

Principal Category Manager Energy Procurement & Technology, Vodafone Group

Simon Kornek

Head of Origination South West Europe, Statkraft

Jerome Malka

Head of Green Power, ENGIE Global Markets

Ciaran O'Brien

Head Of Business Development, Brookfield Renewable UK & Ireland

Femmy Wervers

Managing Director, OutSmart

When: Thursday, 3 October 2019, 11:00 - 12:30
Where: Griffioen (130 participants)
Workshop

Session description

Recently, Europe has witnessed an acceleration in the pace of corporate sourcing of renewables. This trend, however, has broadly been concentrated in a few countries with others failing to take off.

Identifying which barriers are holding back the expansion of corporate sourcing in these markets as well as working on the policy adjustments to stimulate a rapid scale-up of renewable energy sourcing activities is crucial to untapping this huge opportunity.

Learning objectives

During this 1.5 hour session we will discuss national challenges and barriers and specific country experiences, putting together recommendations and solutions for a consistent, credible and feasible approach to accelerate corporate sourcing nationally and across borders.

  • Will corporate PPAs drive the UK subsidy-free renewables market? What are the main barriers to entry?
  • How does the UK regulatory framework differ from other European jurisdictions?
  • How will uncertainty over Brexit and wide-ranging regulatory changes affect corporate investment?
  • What are the main drivers for corporates taking direct action to procure clean power?
  • Are buyers in the UK choosing physical over virtual PPAs? And are baseload PPAs becoming more popular?
  • Will the UK’s net-zero legislation encourage a substantial roll-out of new solar and wind projects?
  • Are REGOs helping to drive additionality?

Organised by

Moderation

Aleksandra Klassen

Business Development Manager, STA

Speakers

Nicholas Gall

Senior Policy Analyst, Solar Trade Association

Michael Moore

Development & PPA Manager UK & Ireland, Elgin Energy

Miguel Angel Pescador

EMEA Procurement Manager, Kimberly-Clark

Maria Popova

Manager for Market Supervision and Renewable Electricity, EFET

Maf Smith

Deputy Chief Executive, RenewableUK

Gemma Stanley

Policy analyst, Solar Trade Association

Matthew van Staden

Customer Solutions Originator, Macquarie - Green Investment Group

When: Thursday, 3 October 2019, 11:00 - 12:30
Where: Esperance + Otter (130 participants)
Side event

Session description

Many commercial businesses are now making the most of on-site generation. Having large land, parking lots or rooftop areas available at their sites means that they can benefit from "behind the meter" electricity at a significantly lower cost than grid supply. On-site can be used as a primary or back-up source of power and offers numerous advantages such as finance options that require little to no upfront investment and capital expenditures (CAPEX), the possibility of having a third party operating and maintaining installations, rather than developing the necessary internal expertise and having operational expenditures (OPEX). On-site generation also creates opportunities for energy storage solutions, increasing flexibility for the off-takers and helping reduce peak demand charges and leverage generation on weekends and holidays.

Learning objectives

In this session, we will dig deeper on the synergies with onsite technologies considering the current state of the market for battery solutions and the potential for storage to reduce on-site costs.

  • What is the market for onsite generation and energy storage?
  • What are Power Purchase Agreements for on-site installations?
  • How can storage competitively support supply and offer cost effective solutions to firm up the variable supply from solar and wind?
  • New offtake agreements for energy storage facilities, what terms should developers use?
  • Combining solar, storage and diesel generation as part of a local grid-connected microgrid and Uninterruptible Power Supply package

Moderation

Robert Clover

Managing Director, FTI Consulting

Speakers

Aurelie Beauvais

Policy Director, SolarPower Europe

Andrea Grotzke

Global Director of Energy Solutions, BayWa r.e.

John Harris

Sales and Operations Manager, Renewable Energy Investments, Ingka Group (strategic partner of IKEA)

Joeri Moons

Sustainable Development Leader, Decathlon Belgium

Harry Vickers

Customer Solutions Originator, Green Investment Group

Standing Lunch

When: Thursday, 3 October 2019, 12:30 - 14:00
Where: Foyers + Ballroom IV-V
When: Thursday, 3 October 2019, 12:45 - 13:45
Where: Breskens
Side event

Session description

Green Accelerator is a marketplace that assists renewable energy buyers and sellers to easily contract for green power at the best available prices through standardized Power Purchase Agreements (PPA). Using its fast and simple process, Green Accelerator organizes regular auctions let buyers and sellers choose the most suitable PPA at the best available price. Green Accelerator has been developed by GE Renewable Energy and :elblox to enable the expansion of corporate renewable energy procurement, supporting increased deployment of renewable energy projects.

Learning objectives

During this 60-minute session, we will introduce this new platform and take you through a live auction simulation. We will discuss how renewable energy buyers and sellers can use Green Accelerator to choose the right PPA at the best available price. Let us show you how we support energy buyers in meeting their environmental and sustainability aspirations while reducing their electricity costs, and how Green Accelerator enables energy seller to hedge electricity price risk, allowing them to secure long-term investment in their projects.

Follow this link to register for this side event

When: Thursday, 3 October 2019, 14:00 - 15:30
Where: Ballroom I-III (400 participants)
Main session

Session description

PPA deals are have so far tended to be lengthy, expensive and complicated. In order to accelerate the uptake, especially with new entrant corporates, we need to simplify and reduce the risk associated with the deals.

Learning objectives

  • What can be done to standardise and simplify transactions?
  • What is the EFET / RE-Source standard CPPA and how will it help?
  • Where does a standard CPPA end and a standardized wholesale electricity product begin?
  • Given the need for offtakers to receive baseload power, how can the standardized wholesale markets be used to simplify transactions?

Moderation

Jan Haizmann

Chairman, EFET Legal Committee

Speakers

Viviana Ciancibello

Business Development, European Power Derivatives, European Energy Exchange AG

Helen Dewhurst

Corporate Sustainability Associate, Bloomberg New Energy Finance – BNEF

Lucien J.W. Wiegers

Director, Head of Trading, Asset & Portfolio Management, ENECO Energy Trade

Natasha Luther-Jones

Partner and Global Co-Chair, Energy and Natural Resources Sector, DLA Piper

Michael Waldner

CEO & Co-Founder, Pexapark

When: Thursday, 3 October 2019, 14:00 - 15:30
Where: Heian I+II (400 participants)
Main session

Session description

Corporate PPAs are a highly complex field with multiple options – so how can innovations simplify this and encourage a greater take-up? This technical session will delve into some of the legal, financial and physical developments that are seeking to clarify risks and quantify benefits for the various parties involved. The discussion with the panelists will cover innovation in virtual vs physical vs firmed structures, new legal approaches, and other ways of sharing/reducing risk between parties – all with a view to simplify a route through the PPA maze!

Learning objectives

  • How can volume risk and shape risk be mitigated and shared in virtual and physical PPAs?
  • How can credit risk and market risk be managed and quantified in floating and fixed price PPAs?
  • Is there a way to simplify 14 different models of corporate renewable power procurement?

Moderation

Phil Dominy

Director, Corporate Finance - Energy & Infrastructure, EY

Speakers

Glenn Harris

Head of UK Power Origination, Centrica

Andrew Hedges

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Cyndi Kohuska

Global Manager Energy and Utilities, Danone

Mercè Labordena

Senior Policy Advisor, SolarPower Europe

Rob Williams

General Manager, Procurement, BT

When: Thursday, 3 October 2019, 14:00 - 15:30
Where: Griffioen (130 participants)
Workshop

Session description

Recently, Europe has witnessed an acceleration in the pace of corporate sourcing of renewables. This trend, however, has been broadly concentrated in a few countries with others failing to take off.

Poland has seen its first power purchase agreements in 2018, supplied by both solar and wind energy. The competitive wholesale price of renewable energy has been the most significant drive pushing the renewable energy sourcing via corporate PPAs to gain more and more traction.

Corporate energy sourcing based on direct, long-term Power Purchase Agreements between industries and green energy producers is perceived as a way to enable the sustainable economic growth in Poland while decreasing dependency on the state’s subsidies in the coming years.

However, for this to continue evolving, significant policy adjustments will be needed.

Learning objectives

During this 1.5 hour session we will discuss about the economic and regulatory framework in Poland, as well as the recent achievements on both solar and wind fronts. National challenges and barriers will also be raised, putting together recommendations and solutions for a consistent, credible and feasible approach to accelerate corporate sourcing nationally and across borders.

Participants shall find out:

  • Who are the main players on the buy and supply side and what is the market potential?
  • What are the main challenges and barriers holding back the development of corporate sourcing in Poland?
  • How can we make sure public policy supports corporate sourcing of renewable energy?
  • What are the recommendations, next steps and actions for this specific market to accelerate corporate sourcing?

The session will be organized under the auspices of the RE-Source Poland Hub – a foundation established to foster the development of the Polish corporate PPAs market and to ensure the sustainability of energy supply towards a competitive industry.

Organised by

Moderation

Piotr Ciołkowski

Partner, Energy and Projects Department, Warsaw

Irena Gajewska

Communication manager, Polish Wind Energy Association

Speakers

Kornel Koronowski

Director, Boryszew Group

Maciej Kowalski

Board Member, Enefit

Szymon Kowalski

Director, PGE Energia Odnawialna

Michał Laskowski

Sales Director, Vestas Poland

Grzegorz Skarżyński

Head of the PWEA Corporate PPAs working group, PWEA

When: Thursday, 3 October 2019, 14:00 - 15:30
Where: Esperance + Otter (130 participants)
Side event

Session description

The evolving energy transition is not only impacting energy companies and technology providers, but also affects the roles and responsibilities energy users define for their company – how they reduce energy consumption, how they source energy for their business and how they interact with their value chain.

Energy users can use the energy system transformation to their advantage and become a more efficient, more circular and low-carbon company. An integrated energy strategy helps companies achieve this. It sets out how to achieve a company’s energy-related financial and environmental objectives – considering all energy uses from power, heating, cooling and transport for its operations and across its value chain.

Learning objectives

Join this session to learn:

  • What an integrated energy strategy is
  • Why your company needs one to successfully achieve its sustainable energy objectives
  • How to build and deploy it in an integrated approach, looking beyond your companies’ own operations and working together with suppliers and customers.

Moderation

Mariana Heinrich

Manager, Climate & Energy, WBCSD

Speakers

Jean Garandel

Utilities Regional Manager EAME, Givaudan

Sim van der Linde

Project Director Renewable Energy, Royal DSM

Giulia Stellari

Director, Sustainable Sourcing and Renewable Energy, Unilever

Richard Tarboton

Director of Strategic Services, Carbon Credentials

When: Thursday, 3 October 2019, 14:00 - 15:00
Where: Breskens
Side event

Session description

Green Accelerator is a marketplace that assists renewable energy buyers and sellers to easily contract for green power at the best available prices through standardized Power Purchase Agreements (PPA). Using its fast and simple process, Green Accelerator organizes regular auctions let buyers and sellers choose the most suitable PPA at the best available price. Green Accelerator has been developed by GE Renewable Energy and :elblox to enable the expansion of corporate renewable energy procurement, supporting increased deployment of renewable energy projects.

Learning objectives

During this 60-minute session, we will introduce this new platform and take you through a live auction simulation. We will discuss how renewable energy buyers and sellers can use Green Accelerator to choose the right PPA at the best available price. Let us show you how we support energy buyers in meeting their environmental and sustainability aspirations while reducing their electricity costs, and how Green Accelerator enables energy seller to hedge electricity price risk, allowing them to secure long-term investment in their projects.

Follow this link to register for this side event

Networking drinks

When: Thursday, 3 October 2019, 15:30 - 16:30
Where: Foyers + Ballroom IV-V