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Call for Abstracts Open for Renewable Energy Markets 2017

Join the REM 2017 program as a speaker and share your ideas, insights, and predictions at the most important conference of the year for the clean energy market

Renewable Energy Markets 2017 is seeking abstracts for panel sessions that are timely, unique, and informative. Sessions should be as discussion-oriented as possible, although some will need to feature presentations. We’d like sessions to feature new data or ideas, consideration of important issues, and most importantly, fresh and informed thinking about where renewable energy markets are headed. We’re looking for dynamic, engaging speakers with a compelling story to tell.

We’re looking for abstracts in the following program areas, though feel free to submit new ideas you think would be relevant and compelling:

Green Power Leaders. How corporate and institutional renewable energy purchasers are leading the way in the market. For example:
Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement
City and State Government Renewable Energy Procurement
Renewable Energy in the Tech Sector
Innovative Corporate Engagements/Partnerships
Onsite Renewable Energy Installations
Renewable Energy in the Supply Chain
Corporate Engagement in Renewable Energy Market Development
The Role of Corporations in Global Climate Policy and Negotiations

Direct Renewable Energy Procurement, Project Development & Finance. The role of direct procurement and renewable energy project development in the voluntary market; opportunities and strategies. Financial models and innovations. For example:
Power Purchase Agreements
Financing Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement
Solar for Commercial and Industrial Customers
Beyond the Deal (for example, certification and reduction).

Renewable Energy Policy. How regulatory policy and pending legislation 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. For example:
State RPS Updates
Solar Policies (Net Metering, Value of Solar, etc.)
Spotlight on New York Energy Policies
Changes to state carbon policies affecting voluntary and corporate renewable energy

Community, Energy Service Provider & Utility 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. For example:
Marketing Renewable Energy & REC programs
Community Solar (utility-led and developer-led)
Community Choice Aggregation
Utility Programs for Corporations
Residential Programs
Competitive Electricity Suppliers
City Engagement with Renewable Energy
Innovative Utility Products and Programs

International Renewable Energy. Green power procurement outside of North America. For example:
International Renewable Energy Markets and Market Development
International Corporate Renewable Energy Purchasing Goals
Country Spotlight(s)

Market Growth and Trends. Data and trends on regional and technology-specific renewable energy markets. New platforms and practices, exchanges, auctions, brokerages, and tracking systems. For example:
Spotlight on New York and the Northeast Power Markets
Regional Voluntary and Compliance Markets
Renewable Energy Tracking Systems
Solar Market Trends
Trader and Broker Data and Outlooks