Sunday, February 23, 2020

Event - Renewable Energy Markets 2020: Call for Abstracts

Renewable Energy Markets™ (REM) will take place on September 9–11, 2020,  at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota. REM™ is seeking abstracts for presentations and panels that are timely, engaging, and informative. Are you a dynamic speaker with compelling story to tell? Presentations/sessions should be as discussion-oriented as possible. Ideally sessions will feature new data or ideas, consider important issues, and most importantly, fresh and informed thinking about where renewable energy markets are headed. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

About Renewable Energy Markets™

REM™ is the clean energy industry's most important annual event focused on the states, businesses, organizations, and households that choose clean, renewable electricity every day. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, REM™ has been the leading forum for the clean energy marketplace, and is attended by leaders from federal and state governments, large corporate purchasers, the nation's leading utilities and electricity generators, and marketers from around the world. REM™ is organized by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions, with significant support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Topic Areas

Here are the program tracks for this year, and example session themes. You will be asked to select which of the topic areas best fits your proposed presentation’s theme, and then briefly describe the presentation/session/panel idea. Presentation and panel themes are sought under these general topic areas, as well as new ideas and trends. Feel free to submit an abstract under a topic area not addressed here.

CORPORATE AND INSTITUTIONAL PROCUREMENT

How corporate and institutional renewable energy purchasers are participating in the market.
  • Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement
  • Achieving Impact and Making Claims
  • Aggregation and Syndicates
  • City and State Government Procurement
  • Options for Onsite Renewable Energy
  • Renewable Energy in the Supply Chain
  • Energy Accounting Challenges in Scope 1-3
  • Corporate Engagement in Market Development
  • Power Purchase Agreements
  • Financial Models in Energy Procurement
  • Solar Opportunities for Corporate and Institutional customers
  • Risk, Co-benefits, and Certification
  • ESG: Corporate Climate Risk and Investors
  • Pathways to 24/7 Renewable Energy Procurement

RENEWABLE ENERGY POLICY

How policy changes at state, federal and local levels will influence the direction and growth of renewable energy markets and investments; any legal issues impacting markets; changes to guidance and voluntary standards that could impact market activity.
  • State 100% carbon-free power mandates
  • Recent RPS changes and projections, including clean peak standards
  • Community solar policies and programs
  • Changes in wholesale markets (e.g. FERC PJM MOPR)
  • Interactions between carbon and renewable energy markets
  • Impact of state carbon/RE policies on wholesale power markets
  • Power Source Disclosure and supplier emissions factors
  • Clean transportation policy, electric vehicles, and green power
  • Other key state, federal, local, or regional policy trends or updates (e.g., CCA-enabling policy, power market rules, sector-specific policies, siting policies, etc.)

COMMUNITY AND RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS

Issues faced by providers of renewable energy. Sessions will address the unique challenges and opportunities faced by each of these provider categories: utility programs & products, community choice aggregation, competitive electricity and REC suppliers, and developer-led community renewables.

  • Strategies for Increasing Green Power Customer Acquisition & Retention: Call Centers, Social Media & More
  • Marketing Renewable Energy & REC programs
  • Community Solar (utility- and developer-led)
  • Community Choice Aggregation
  • Residential Programs
  • Competitive Electricity Suppliers
  • Innovative Utility Products and Programs
  • Utility Green Pricing Programs

INTERNATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY AND CORPORATE ACTION

Green power procurement outside of North America.
  • International Renewable Energy Markets and Market Development
  • International Corporate Renewable Energy Purchasing Goals and Strategies
  • Emerging Latin American Market Opportunities
  • Emerging Asian Market Opportunities
  • International Carbon and Energy Policy Market Impacts
  • Renewable Energy Supply Chain Targets
  • Asia: Corporate Purchasing Opportunities and Market Developments
  • Linking Local Communities to Corporate Procurement Goals
  • International Market Boundaries
  • Social Impact from RE Commitments
  • Policy Barriers, Claims & Co-Benefits

MARKET GROWTH AND TRENDS

Trends in regional and technology-specific renewable energy markets. Hot topics and emerging markets. New platforms and practices, exchanges, auctions, brokerages, and tracking systems.

  • Renewable Fuels (biomethan, hydrogen, etc.)
  • Blockchain in the Energy Sector
  • Renewable Resources and Grid Resiliency
  • Renewables and Transportation Electrification
  • The Intersection of Storage and Renewable Technologies and Markets
  • Spotlight on Upper Midwest Power Markets
  • The Intersection of Storage and Renewable Technologies and Markets
  • Distributed Energy Resources (DER), Microgrids & Peer-to-Peer Transactions
  • Regional Voluntary and Compliance Markets
  • Renewable Energy Tracking Systems
  • SDGs
  • Solar Market Trends
  • Trader and Broker Data and Outlooks
  • Emerging Energy Efficiency Markets

Other Hot Topics

If you would like to include a proposal that is not on this list, please select this category.
Please note that the following information is required for form completion:
  • Speaker's contact information, biography (100 words or fewer) and color photograph
  • Topic area that best fits abstract or Table Topic submission
  • Session or Table Topic title and brief summary (300 words or fewer)
  • Ideas for a moderator or other panelists

Click here to submit your abstract

Important Dates

Call for Abstracts January 27–March 31
Registration Opens, Best Rate April 7–July 26
Full Rate July 27–September 1
Hotel Rate Expires August 17
Week-of Rate September 2–8
REM™ 2020 September 9–11

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