The U.S.-based NGO Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) presented the 2022 Renewable Energy Markets™ Asia Awards today to five organizations for their roles in promoting and expanding the use of clean, renewable energy throughout Asia. The awards were presented during the virtual Renewable Energy Markets™ Asia 2022 conference, taking place 26–28 April SGT (April 25–27 PDT).
2022 Renewable Energy Markets™ Asia Award Winners
- APX TIGR Registry, Evident Global I-REC Registry, Powerledger
- Sabah Renewable Energy Rural Electrification Roadmap Consortium
- Singapore Standards Council, Enterprise Singapore
Presented online at Renewable Energy Markets™ Asia 2022, the Renewable Energy Markets™ Asia Awards recognize individuals and organizations that are building markets or demonstrating leadership in green power procurement in Asia. Applicants may include organizations using renewable energy, project developers, policy advocates, certificate providers, electricity suppliers, or others influential in developing and growing green power markets. The awards are presented by the NGO Center for Resource Solutions, and chosen by an independent selection committee. Learn more at 2022 Renewable Energy Markets Asia Award Winners.
APX TIGR Registry, Evident Global I-REC Registry, and Powerledger
These three independent renewable energy registry developers—Evident Global I-REC Registry, APX TIGR Registry, and Powerledger—were recognized for the progress they’ve made in providing reliable renewable energy tracking across Asia. By issuing and tracking certificates, these systems are a crucial part of the infrastructure necessary for consumers and businesses throughout the region to buy, use, and claim the environmental benefits of clean energy. The Evident Global I-REC Registry is the most widely adopted energy attribute certificate registry in the world, with customers in more than 140 countries and over 100TWh of I-RECs for electricity issued per year. The APX Tradable Instruments for Global Renewables (TIGR) Registry is an online platform for issuing, tracking, managing and retiring Renewable Energy Certificates that enables transparent, secure, and reliable tracking of global RECs, backed by established quality standards. Powerledger is an Australian technology company that has developed a blockchain-enabled renewable energy trading platform that works alongside the infrastructure of existing energy systems, enabling greater control and ownership for consumers and producers alike. Together, these three platforms are also helping to educate and engage with local and national governments on pilot tracking systems, peer-to-peer REC trading, and national tracking to support renewable energy policies and voluntary market development.
Sabah Renewable Energy Rural Electrification Roadmap Consortium
Malaysia’s Sabah RE2 Roadmap Consortium is being recognized for its revolutionary approach to rural electrification planning on the island of Borneo. This initiative, led by Forever Sabah and launched in August 2021, leverages indigenous knowledge and deep understanding of local context with sophisticated modeling and policy recommendations to accelerate energy access for some of Malaysia’s most underserved communities. The consortium is focused on renewables as a viable solution for energy access for communities located far from the grid, with a goal of 200 renewable energy mini-grids across rural Sabah by 2030.
Singapore Standards Council, Enterprise Singapore
Leading a public-private partnership comprising experts from across the REC ecosystem in Singapore, Enterprise Singapore’s Singapore Standards Council developed Singapore Standard 673, the Code of Practice for Renewable Energy Certificates. SS673 is the first national standard of its kind in Southeast Asia, covering the production, tracking, management, and usage of RECs in making renewable energy claims in Singapore. The new standard is intended to provide a clear framework to improve the integrity of measurement, reporting, and verification requirements for the issuance and management of RECs, as well as defining the types of renewable energy sources that are eligible to generate RECs. This Standard will facilitate investment in renewable energy and support low-carbon electricity imports from regional power grids.
About the REM Asia Awards
The annual Renewable Energy Markets™ Asia Awards recognize inaugural awards recognize outstanding organizations, initiatives, and individuals that are driving clean energy adoption in Asia.
Presented online at REM™ Asia, the Awards recognize individuals and organizations that are building markets or demonstrating leadership in green power procurement in Asia. Applicants may include organizations using renewable energy, project developers, policy advocates, certificate providers, electricity suppliers, or others influential in developing and growing green power markets. For over a decade, CRS has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on similar awards focused on the U.S. renewable energy market.