ISC2024 Speakers

•• Confirmed Speakers for the I-REC Standard Conference (ISC) 2024

•• Voices of the ISC2024

Our I-REC Standard Conference 2024 Speakers

Below you can find the confirmed speakers of the ISC2024:

Akoetey-Eyiah, Enam

The I-TRACK Foundation

Almazeedi, Wa'el

Avance Labs

Barrett, William

1PointFive

Bin Abd Halim, Mohd Razif

TNBX

Braslawsky, Jared

The I-TRACK Foundation

Caddy, Travis

Evident | C-Capsule

Casabianca, Julie

3Degrees

Chen, John

Sungrow iCarbon

Colley, Justin

Argus Media

Costa, Alexandre

Electrolux Group

Cramer, Hallie

Google

Daly, Killian

EnergyTag

Dobrovolsky, Oleg

The I-TRACK Foundation

Everson, Ed

Evident

Fachin, Alexandre

Petrobras – Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.

Figueredo, Luciano

Instituto Totum

Flores, Paola

Grupo Merelec

Gannoum, Elbia

ABEEólica

Gerber, Ben

M-RETS

Götze, Hans Andreas

Lock23

Grigorov, Vladimir

STX Group

Guerreiro, Bruno

PEPSCIO

Gunst, Andreas

DLA Piper

Güngör, Merve

RECS energy Certificate Association

Hao, Jie

Asia Environmental Commodities (AEC)

Herrera Vergara, Benjamin

The I-TRACK Foundation

Kang, Jen-Wee

REDEX

Lee, Zhenlan

The I-TRACK Foundation

Lisboa, Andressa

Bureau Veritas Brazil

Lizana, Verónica

Santiago Climate Exchange (SCX)

Lopes, Fernando G.

Instituto Totum

Macrae, Michael

GHG Protocol

Munch Clausen, Ivar

Ecohz

Ortiz, Patricio

ACT Commodities Group

Paz De La Cruz Sepulveda, Maria

The I-TRACK Foundation

Primavera, Carla

BNDES

Rich, Angus

Oakley Greenwood

Roh, Kate

CnerG

Santiago, Julio

STX Group

Stappers, Hugo

Hitachi Energy

Telle, Svenja

Base Carbon

Terada, Rachael

 CRS / Green-e

Tsang, Michael

Avance Labs | Three Pillars Consulting

Ungar, David

Carbon Finance Labs

Valadão de Miranda, Paulo Emílio

Associação Brasileira do Hidrogênio

Velasco Rosenheim, Roble P.

The  I-TRACK Foundation

Verwimp, Katrien

Enunda BV

White, Adam

RECS Energy Certificate Association

Yilmaz, Maide

Foton

The ISC2024 Brochure

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ISC2024 Terms & Conditions

These are the I-REC Standard Conference (ISC) 2024 Terms and Conditions held by the International Tracking Standard Foundation: founder of I-REC.

Enam Akoetey-Eyiah

Company: The International Tracking Standard Foundation: Founder of I-REC
Function
: Regional Director, Africa
Event: Pre-conference A: “Introduction to Global EAC Markets” | Session 4A: “I-REC(E) Growth in Emerging Markets”

Enam Akoetey-Eyiah leads the growth and adoption of the International Tracking Standard Foundation: Founder of I-REC (I-TRACK Foundation) in Africa. She is working to leverage existing regional electricity power pools to establish single regional EAC markets across Africa and champion I-REC(E) for distributed and dispersed renewable energy devices to promote energy access, security, and just energy transition and democratize payments from ecosystem benefits.  

Enam has worked in development, sustainability, and environment for various organizations across the United Kingdom and Africa since 1998; Enam is the first Ghanaian woman to start a tree planting initiative that successfully equipped communities with inputs to raise over 500,000 seedlings for distribution to schools, communities, and agroforestry farms. Enam has worked with the Ghana government and the World Bank to replace 6 million incandescent with CFLs to conserve 254MW of peak demand and avert an energy crisis. She also developed a programmatic CDM- CFL4All energy efficiency project.

In recent years, Enam has worked on the first GHG Protocol – Scope 2 corporate greenhouse gas report in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Africa Policy and Programs Department of Christian Aid on advocacy projects such as the Africa-EU Economic Partnership Agreement and hugely successful campaigns such as ‘Trade Justice’ and ‘Make Poverty History.’ She has also championed inclusive development by encouraging and initiating partnerships with environmentally and socially driven businesses that did ‘good’ in Africa

Wa'el Almazeedi

Company: Avance Labs
Function
: Chief Executive Director
Event: Keynote 8: Interoperable Tracking Mechanisms across the Energy Value Chain

Wa’el Almazeedi is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Avance Labs.  He acquired his energy, project financing and technology commercialization experience working in the oil, gas, and electricity industries, multilateral development, and private equity, while stationed in (in alphabetic order): Boston, Dubai, Hong Kong, Kuwait, London, Yokohama, and Washington, D.C.

He is a recipient of the 2006 EY Entrepreneur of the YearTM Award in the Energy Category for the New England Region of the USA and currently serves on several national and bilateral hydrogen and energy transition committees in the MENA region.

Avance Labs is a global data-driven hydrogen accelerator spearheading the development of a universal energy attribute tracking and certification scheme for hydrogen and hydrogen derivative fuels and products accredited by the I-Track Standard Foundation (formerly the I-REC Standard Foundation) and enabled by data science and the Internet of things (IoT).

William Barrett

Company: 1PointFive
Function
: Vice President of Product Development
Event: Session 3B: The Next Phase of Carbon Certification

William Barrett is the Vice President of Product Development at 1PointFive, LLC. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University with magna cum laude honors in 1988, and an MBA with concentration in International Business from the University of St. Thomas. William is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas and serves on the University of Houston’s Petroleum Engineering Advisory Board. Achievements in his 36 years of industry experience include managing activities resulting in secure geologic storage of CO2 in the largest CO2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operation in the world. Mr. Barrett has been involved in all aspects of the CO2 business including CO2 supply, transportation, and carbon capture, utilization and storage. He has extensive experience and knowledge in selection of secure geologic storage sites and the design and application of monitoring, verification and reporting (MRV) programs. Mr. Barrett played a part in the U.S. NPC’s 2019 publication “Meeting the Dual Challenge, A Roadmap to At-Scale Deployment of Carbon Capture, Use, and Storage”. In his current role, William is involved with efforts to advance leading-edge, low-carbon technologies and business solutions, as well as supporting the life cycle analysis for carbon emissions in different processes.

Mohd Razif Bin Abd Halim

Company: TNBX
Function
: Managing Director
Event: Session 2A: Managing Growth, Volumes, and Complexity

Razif is the Managing Director of TNBX Sdn. Bhd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Malaysia utility company. He holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master’ Degree in Business Administration from Tenaga Nasional University. Razif is a registered professional engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia and a registered member of the Institute of Engineers Malaysia. He has served Tenaga Nasional for 22 years in various divisions and has vast experience in power plant projects, power and water desalination plant operation and maintenance, green field project biddings, O&M contract bidding, and business developments in Malaysia, South East Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, and GCC countries. Currently, Razif is focusing on growing green energy and platforms under TNBX Sdn. Bhd. with a Malaysian renewable energy certificate (mREC) among the main offers.

Jared Braslawsky

Company: The International Tracking Standard Foundation: Founder of I-REC
Function
: Executive Director
Event: Keynote 1: Standardizing Global Attribute Markets | Keynote 5: End-Users Round Table | Keynote 8: Interoperable Tracking Mechanisms across the Energy Value Chain

Jared Braslawsky is a leading expert on the use, implementation, and functionality of attribute tracking systems such as the United States REC, European Guarantee of Origin (GO), and the global International Tracking Standard Foundation (formerly I-REC Standard) adherent certificates [I-REC(E)]. He has held leading positions with GO industry organizations such as RECS International and currently holds the role of Executive Director of the I-TRACK Foundation.

Jared’s expertise has been used in a technical capacity by organizations such as RE100, CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project), the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB), RE-DISS II, CEN/CENELEC, the European Commission, the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (under WRI), Energy Peace Partners, D-REC Initiative, Gold Standard, Energy Web Foundation, the Energy Tag Initiative, and many others. Beyond this, he frequently supports governmental and legislative policy creation around the globe. Jared dedicates time to speaking at public events on corporate carbon accounting, Scope 2 emission, and GO tracking market design. He is also regularly contacted by market players making use of these markets for questions and insights into the credible and robust use of GO markets around the world. 

Travis Caddy

Function | Company: Product Development Manager | C-Capsule
Function | Company
: Business Development Director | Evident
Event: Session 3B: The Next Phase of Carbon Certification

Travis Caddy is the Business Development Director at Evident, working directly with the CEO in relation to strategy, partnerships, and innovation. In his previous role, Travis was the Product Development Manager for C-Capsule, one of Evident’s emergent registries for durable Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR). Travis has played an important role in Evident’s expansion and diversification into multiple registries beyond its primary product, the I-REC for Electricity, [I-REC(E)]. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography from University College London.

Julie Casabianca

Company: 3Degrees
Function
: Policy Manager, Global Corporate Energy Strategies
Event: Session 3A: How legislation is impacting I-REC(E) Markets

Julie leads 3Degrees’ global renewable energy-related policy engagement, working directly with government agencies, NGOs, and trade associations to track and analyze changes to regulations and standards that impact corporate carbon reduction strategies. Her focus is on promoting policies to advance clean energy and commodity markets outside of North America, particularly for scope 3 decarbonization. Prior to 3Degrees, Julie led development of resources and training opportunities to accelerate corporate procurement of renewable energy and supply chain decarbonization at the Clean Energy Buyers Association. 

Julie brings over 15 years of experience in renewable energy and international development. She previously served as a clean energy consultant for the Asian Development Bank, where she worked with governments in Southeast Asia to identify, finance, and monitor clean energy projects and programs. She also has experience supporting USAID-funded clean energy programs. Julie holds a Master of Regional Planning from Cornell University and bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Dance from Shenandoah University.

Patricio Ortiz

Company: Sungrow iCarbon
Function
: Vice President
Event: Pre-conference Session B: China

John Chen, currently serving as the Vice President of Sungrow iCarbon at Sungrow Co., Ltd., has been devoted to research and work in climate change, the carbon market, and green digitization for nearly a decade.

  • Member of the Chinese Delegation to the 24th United Nations Climate Change Conference
  • Member of the Working Group on National Greenhouse Gas Standards of the National Technical Committee on Environmental Standardization for Electrical and Electronic Products and Systems
  • Expert from the Expert Database of the National Carbon Market Capacity Building (Shanghai) Center
  • Deputy Director of the Carbon Neutralization Committee of the China Consumer Association
  • Expert from the Expert Database of Beijing Green Exchange
  • Guest Professor and Part-time Mentor for Postgraduate Students at the Research Center for Environmental Resources and Energy Law, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law

Mentor for the Climate Change Action Project of the UK-based Virtual Internship Organization

Justin Colley

Company: Argus Media
Function
: Manager Electricity and Environmental Markets
Event: Session 6A: Volume and Prices – Value of Renewables around the World

Justin has worked at Argus for 12 years covering European electricity, compliance carbon and renewable energy certificate wholesale markets. He was responsible for the launch of Argus’ coverage of European electricity guarantee of origin markets in 2019 and has since expanded that to biomethane and global I-RECs. Justin gives regular presentations at industry events, sharing insight on electricity and renewable energy certificate market trends and developments, with a particular focus on pricing and fundamentals.

Alexandre Costa

Company: Electrolux Group
Function
: LATAM Sustainability Specialist
Event: Keynote 5: End-User Round Table

Postgraduate in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), specializing in the development and utilization of Industry 4.0 technologies. Postgraduate in Project Management from the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV). Graduated in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and certified as a Green Belt in the Lean Six Sigma methodology. With 15 years of experience in large multinational industries in Brazil and abroad, specializing in manufacturing, maintenance, and sustainability processes. Currently acting as the LATAM Sustainability Specialist at Electrolux Group, focusing on energy efficiency and carbon reduction on manufacturing and supply chain processes

Hallie Cramer

Company: Google
Function
: Technical Program Manager, Data and Software Climate Solutions
Event: Keynote 1: Standardizing Global Attribute Markets

Hallie is a data-driven leader passionate about accelerating the clean energy transition. She currently leads technical standards and data democratization efforts for Google’s Climate team, unlocking the use of data and software for grid decarbonization. Hallie began her career in energy consulting at the Brattle Group and enhanced her analytics chops as a data scientist at a San Francisco start-up before joining Google in 2019. At Google, she helped establish the data infrastructure and tools to measure, track, and forecast their 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy program. Hallie holds a B.S. in Economics from Duke University and a Masters in Energy Policy and Climate from Johns Hopkins University.

Killian Daly

Company: EnergyTag
Function
: Executive Director 
Event: Session 7A: Europe: Finding Clarity in the Complexity

Killian runs EnergyTag’s, a non-profit focused on enabling the granular electricity accounting that will transform what it means for companies and products like hydrogen to be 100% clean. Alongside the world’s top experts, Killian led the process of drafting the EnergyTag Standard, which created the Granular Certificate, a robust hourly energy attribute tracking. The Standard is supported by hundreds of organisations including dozens of the world’s leading sustainability players. EnergyTag regularly advises governments on why and how their carbon accounting frameworks should be reformed. Prior to joining EnergyTag, Killian managed global energy strategy at Air Liquide, one of the world’s largest hydrogen producers. Killian holds a Masters degree in Energy Technologies from the University of Cambridge.

Oleg Dobrovolsky

Company: The International Tracking Standard Foundation: Founder of I-REC
Function
: Regional Director
Event: Pre-conference C: Practical Implementation of the I-REC(E) | Session 3A: How legislation is impacting I-REC(E) markets | Session 6A: Volume and Prices – Value of Renewables around the world

Oleg is a Regional Director for the International Tracking Standard Foundation: Founder of I-REC (I-TRACK Foundation) with a focus on stakeholder support and market building in the EAC development for the Middle East & Central Asia. He is facilitating governments, renewable energy producers, and consumers across these regions in the development of voluntary markets and EAC standardization. Oleg is the active lead on the Research & Development and the CDR certification at the I-TRACK Foundation. He has a track record of market development in his previous engagements within environmental commodity trading. 

Ed Everson

Company: Evident
Function
: Chief Executive Director
Event: Keynote 8: Interoperable Tracking Mechanisms across the Energy Value Chain

Ed is the CEO of Evident. With over 25 years of experience in energy and environmental markets, he was a participant in the RECS Test Phase from 1998, a founding member of the Association of Issuing Bodies in 2002, and a national representative for several countries until 2015, advisor to the UK Government on the Renewables Obligation, and advisor to the European Commission on the Guarantee of Origin.

A former director with multinational engineering and environmental consultants Ramboll, Ed has also been Chief Finance Officer for many power project developers and advised businesses, banks, and governments on energy markets and project viability. As advisor or operator, he has been responsible for the implementation of verification services for renewable energy production in over 20 countries outside of Europe.

Alexandre Fachin

Company: Petrobras – Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.
Function
: Downstream Operations Decarbonization Manager
Event: Keynote 1: Standardizing Global Attribute Markets

With 20+ years of experience in the environmental scenario, Alexandre Fachin has worked at Petrobras since 2001 as an environmental engineer. At Petrobras, he has served in several roles, including Corporate Environmental General Manager and Environmental Sustainability and Energy Efficiency General Manager. Nowadays, Alexandre is responsible for the Downstream Operations Decarbonization in Petrobras Climate Change and Decarbonization area.

Alexandre Fachin holds an MBA in Cleaner Production and Ecobusiness from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and an Executive MBA from COPPEAD/UFRJ, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He has been a Chemical Engineer from the UFRGS since 1997.

Luciano Figueredo

Company: Instituto Totum
Function
: Project Manager
Event: Session 6B: Managing Methane

Luciano Figueredo graduated in Business Administration and holds a postgraduate degree in Project Management. 

Luciano has over 10 years of experience in coordinating Sectoral Self-Regulation Programs and Quality Seals at the Totum Institute. His expertise encompasses quality and sustainability initiatives across various sectors, including energy, food and beverages, electronic security systems, and transportation risk management among others.

Paola Flores

Company: Grupo Merelec
Function
: Head of Business Development
Event: Pre-conference session D: Latin America

Paola serves as the Head of Business Development at Grupo Merelec, strategically leading the expansion and management of businesses with a specialized focus on international environmental markets. With a deep understanding of the dynamics of the renewable energy attribute market in key countries such as Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Argentina, and Ecuador, Paola advises energy producers on optimizing their environmental attribute portfolio. Additionally, she guides end consumers in the efficient implementation of financial mechanisms derived from renewable energy to enhance the positive environmental impact of their operations through electricity consumption. Her experience includes being part of the team that led the registration of El Salvador as an issuer of I-RECs and overseeing the first I-REC certificate transaction in Salvadoran territory. Paola has a background in Electrical Engineering and has complemented her education with a specialization in Business Model Innovation, among other specializations in the energy field.”

Elbia Gannoum

Company: ABEEólica (Brazilian Wind Power Association)
Function
: Executive President
Event: Pre-conference Session D: Latin America

Elbia is a mother of three and an active contributor to the global debate on diversity and economic inclusion in the energy sector. Leading ABEEólica for more than a decade, she defends the idea of ​​transforming the Brazilian energy sector and has been strongly contributing to the development of renewable energies and new technologies. She is co-founder of “Energia da Transformação”, a collaborative platform to promote diversity and social inclusion in the energy sector. In 2019, she received the “C3E – Clean Energy Education & Empowerment – Woman of Distinction Award”, an international initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial and the International Energy Agency (IEA). She is a global ambassador for Brazil in the WomeninWind Global Leadership Program (GWEC-GWNET), designed to accelerate the careers of women in the wind industry. Elbia holds an Economist degree and a Phd in Engineering. She has a career of more than 20 years in the energy sector. She accumulated experiences at CCEE, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Ministry of Finance and at ANEEL. With books and articles published, Elbia is a specialist in Electricity Regulation and Markets, working in the area since 1998.

Ben Gerber

Company: M-RETS
Function
: President & CEO
Event: Pre-conference Session A: Introduction to Global EAC Markets

Benjamin Gerber is the President and Chief Executive Officer of M-RETS. Under his leadership, M-RETS developed and successfully implemented an industry leading environmental attribute registry. Initially, this allowed M-RETS to increase its footprint from 15 states and Manitoba to all North America. The M-RETS platform brings unprecedented innovation to the industry as well as access to data in pioneering ways such as hourly production data and peak period production data. Under his leadership, M-RETS achieved the first of its kind hourly REC claim in collaboration with Google, where it was a focus on the Google Cloud Blog.

M-RETS recently launched a renewable thermal tracking system. This first of its kind system in North America facilitates market transparency, liquidity, and prevents double counting by issuing a unique, traceable digital certificate for every dekatherm produced by renewable thermal technology. M-RETS users retire certificates to comply with state policy or to serve the voluntary market and to ensure that certificates are not double-counted.

Ben attended the University of Michigan where he graduated with a degree in political science. He graduated from William Mitchell College of law and is admitted to the Minnesota State and Federal Bar. Ben is a sought-after speaker on issues related to environmental commodities as well as innovation in the utility sector. He has been published by energy news outlets such as Utility Dive, Greentech Media, and Forbes and appeared as a guest on local and national media and conferences to discuss renewable energy, decarbonization, and the role of technology and innovation in the utility sector.

Hans Andreas Götze

Company: Lock23
Function
: Director of Operation
Event: Session 2A: Managing Growth, Volumes, and Complexity

Hans supports some of the world’s largest brands to achieve deep decarbonization across their supply chains. He is responsible for the implementation of the Lock23 auditing protocol—a new tool that enables brands to link their Scope 3 emission reductions to Scope 2 decarbonization across their supply chains. In his capacity as Operations Director, Hans is responsible for ensuring the Lock23 protocol meets brand/supplier needs and is recognized by the major reporting frameworks(CDP, RE100, etc.). Hans has nearly a decade of experience working as an interpreter, delegate, and IT-specialist for the International Committee of the Red Cross, and is an expert in project management with high-level interlocutors.

Vladimir Grigorov

Company: STX Group
Function
: Head of Trading for I-REC and all non-EU/US renewable energy certificates
Event: Session 6A: Volume and Prices – Value of Renewables around the world

Vladimir Grigorov is the Head of Trading for I-REC and all non-EU/US renewable energy certificates at STX Group. He is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and leads and coordinates the trading activities of EACs in close cooperation with Strive by STX, the corporate climate action arm of STX Group and the STX origination and sales teams across the globe, with a focus on Singapore and Mexico.

Vladimir joined STX Group in 2022 and prior to that he gained extensive knowledge in energy commodity trading and renewables with a 14-year career as a European Power Trader at two of the largest European Utilities, Vattenfall and Eneco.

Vladimir holds a Global Energy MBA degree from Warwick University, UK, and has a degree in business administration and economics from Eberhard-Karls University in Tuebingen, Germany. 

Bruno Guerreiro

Company: PEPSICO: Global Sustainability Office
Function
: Manager, Sustainable Operations
Event: Keynote 5: End-user Round Table

Bruno is responsible for continuous improvement of PepsiCo’s Resource Conservation (ReCon) program within the operations, contract manufacturer, and franchise partners. In partnership with global teams, sectors teams, and our value chain partners he will be responsible for deploying ReCon training, frontline engagement plans, and documenting best practices in energy & water use efficiency. The yearly ReCon Maturity Assessment will be led by Bruno as well.

Bruno has been with Pepsico for 6 years where he has held roles in both the PGCS and PBF (Brazil Region), and for the last 3 years, he led the Sustainability agenda for the Brazil Sustainability Office as part of his role as Engineering Coordinator for PGCS. During this time Bruno led several pep+ projects such as; the transition to 100% RE, Zero Landfill Manufacturing Brazil, 100% Post-Consumption BOPP Recollection, Thermal Solar in Sanitization & Pasteurization Processing, and building a strong collaboration with our Franchise bottlers, to name a few. Bruno has a strong background in lean manufacturing & productivity and holds a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Bruno holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Management from Federal University in Brazil, a post-graduate certificate in Safety Engineering, and an MBA from the Getulio Vargas Foundation.

Andreas Gunst

Company: DLA Piper
Function
: Partner
Event: Session 3A: How legislation is impacting I-REC(E) Markets

Andreas is a Partner in the energy and infrastructure finance group of DLA Piper, one of the largest international law firms. He is  a Member of DLA Piper’s energy sector and ESG leadership teams and part of the Legal500 and Chambers Global ranked and recommended for linear energy infrastructure projects (interconnectors, pipelines), renewable energy, and climate change work

Andreas has created various mandates setting up renewable energy support or certificate schemes, including for IREC, AIB, EBRD, WB, IBRD, GIZ, Energy Community, European Commission. He offers a diverse practice for sponsors, corporates, generators, and utilities for financially and physically settled PPAs, Route to Market Agreements, Balancing Services Agreements, BESS Dispatch and Optimisation Agreements. 

Andreas has established market-leading work on biofuel, biomethane, and bioLNG, as well as RFNBO and hydrogen projects and offtake agreements as well as SAF and biofuel in-setting projects. He has extensive experience in offshore and onshore electricity transmission lines, interconnections, and allocation offices, including SwedPol, IFA 1&2, Nemo, BritNed, NorthConnect, NSL, Greenlink, Gridlink, Casa1000, Mavir – APG IC, Shetland IC, Icelink, SEECAO, TM-AF Interconnector

He has been external counsel to the European Federation of Energy Traders and (lead external advisors on EFET Power Purchase Agreement, Certificates Master Agreement, UK Allowance Appendix), RECS Energy Certificate Association, and the Hydrogen Council and previous long-standing Member of the Energy Charter Secretariat‘s Legal Advisory Task Force and the Expert Panel Member of Energy Community

Additionally, Andreas is a non-executive directive of EnergyTag, and an England & Wales and Ireland qualified, working across EMEA

Merve Güngör

Company: RECS Energy Certificate Association
Function
: Policy and Network Manager
Event: Pre-conference session A: Introduction to Global EAC Markets

Merve Güngör is a new addition to the RECS team. Prior to joining RECS, she worked in a non profit capacity in support of the energy transition, following EAC market developments and consulting with relevant stakeholders. As part of her role at RECS, Merve will work to further develop RECS’ policy positions, to advocate for them, and to support the RECS network.

Jie Hao

Company: Asia Environmental Commodities (AEC)
Function
: CEO
Event: Pre-conference B: China

Dr. Jie Hao is a leader in the development of green gas standards, math modeling in climate solutions, green finance, and enviromental commodities market development in China. With a strong foundation in mathematics, Dr. Hao spearheads the mathematical modeling for China’s Carbon Emission Market. Dr. Jie Hao is former CEO of China Provincial (Hebei)Carbon Emission Exchange. Dr. Hao is a co-author for the textbook “Carbon Management Systems and Practices for Public Institutions” and has contributed as a co-author to two significant green gas accounting standards: “Requirements and User Guide for Carbon Management Systems” and the “National Public Institution Carbon Management System Industry Standard (Sep. 2024).” This latter standard is set to be implemented across 1.6 million public institutions in China. Dr. Hao served as the Deputy Secretary-General of the Carbon Neutrality Committee of the China Energy Conservation Association and as the Director of the China Globalization Think-Tank. Additionally, he has been the Executive Vice President of the US-China Business Council. Dr. Jie Hao has been a guest professor and invited lecturer at several renowned institutions, including Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, the Harbin Institute of Technology, Renmin University, and Tec de Monterrey.

Benjamin Herrera Vergara

Company: The International Tracking Standard Foundation: Founder of I-REC
Function
: Regional Director, Latin America
Event: Pre-conference D: Latin America | Session 4B: Advancing the I-REC for Electricity | Session 6B: Managing Methane

Benjamin is Regional Director, Latin America for the International Tracking Standard Foundation: Founder of I-REC (I-TRACK Foundation), supporting market players from Mexico to Chile and Argentina. He is an electricity market professional with 15 years of experience advising investors, utilities, regulators, and multilateral entities. Benjamin holds an Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Chile and a master’s in finance from Cambridge University. 

Jen-Wee Kang

Company: REDEX
Function
: CEO
Event: Session 4B: Advancing the I-REC for Electricity

Jen Wee is a pioneer of business models for Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) in Singapore. He is the Founder and CEO of REDEX, the developer and operator of Asia’s leading trading platform for RECs.

Guided by Jen Wee’s vision, REDEX built a one-stop ecosystem that enables organizations to adopt renewable energy conveniently to meet their sustainability goals.  The Group’s suite of innovative technological solutions aims to develop the REC market by facilitating REC asset registration, verification, trading, and retirement. REDEX was a winner of the 2023 Emerging Enterprise Sustainability Award in Singapore.

Before establishing REDEX, Jen Wee had more than 15 years of experience in the solar renewable energy industry. He managed various portfolios in sales and equipment across Asia and developed and optimized business processes for Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) and Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) businesses.

Jen Wee is regularly invited as a speaker on renewable energy topics to business leaders and key opinion leaders at various forums including Singapore International Energy Week. He was also a panelist at the ONERHT Foundation GAIL Forum and USAID-ASEAN Promoting Green Innovation Workshop.

Zhenlan Lee

Company: The International Tracking Standard Foundation: Founder of I-REC
Function
: Country Manager, China
Event: Pre-conference B: China

Zhenlan Lee is the Country Manager of China for the International Tracking Standard Foundation: Founder of I-REC (I-TRACK Foundation) in China and a senior expert in Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and carbon assets. She has 15 years of extensive experience in renewable energy project development, REC trading, and carbon asset consultancy. Zhenlan is recognized as one of the earliest international experts in China’s carbon market, having been involved in nearly 60 carbon credit projects including CDM/VCS/GS/CCER/GCC.

Over the past decade, she has contributed to capacity building, training, and overall growth within China’s carbon market. Her expertise encompasses mechanism construction, policies, and transactions within China’s carbon market. She has also participated in research projects such as the Feasibility Study on the “Wenzhou Carbon Fund Mechanism” and “the Implementation Plan for Carbon Peak of Jiangxi Salt Industry Group.” Additionally, she has delivered lectures at prestigious universities including Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management on topics like “Carbon Asset Trading and Management,” as well as at Fudan University’s Sustainable Development Research Center on “Green Electricity and Green Certificate Policies Markets Transactions.”

With her expertise in RECs, Zhenlan will provide professional perspectives on I-RECs, GEC (China Green Electricity Certificate), green electricity markets coordinating with China’s industry transformation.

Andressa Rodrigues Da Silva Lisbao

Company: Bureau Veritas Brazil
Function
: Director of Certification and Sustainability
Event: Session 2B: Unpacking the Hydrogen Code

Has extensive experience in major technology multinational companies and has been involved in project management focused on demand generation, acceleration, and structuring of sales operations and growth marketing for the B2B market in Latin America. With an MBA in Marketing from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), the executive has more than 18 years of experience in the Sales and Marketing field, being responsible for the growth of services related to software regularization, revenue protection, and intellectual property.

Today, leading the Certification and Sustainability department at Bureau Veritas, she plays an important role in supporting large companies that seek sustainable development, leading the provision of services related to ESG, Carbon, Green Bonds, Hydrogen, and other sustainability solutions.

Andressa also leads the delivery of Audit and Certification solutions in various sectors, such as food, automotive, chemical, construction, household products and equipment, mechanical, electrical, and technological.

With her expertise, she is now a reference in ESG, holding the position of the official spokesperson for Bureau Veritas in sustainability-related topics, organizational and social responsibility development, and renewable energies. Andressa has given interviews to major national media outlets and has signed press releases as a spokesperson for portals such as Canal Energia e Broadcast on Green Hydrogen, Canal Rural on cotton certification with social responsibility criteria, and Panrotas on ESG certification, BV ESG 360.

Verónica Lizana

Company: Santiago Climate Exchange (SCX)
Function
: Corporate Development Manager
Event: Pre-conference D: Latin America

Verónica Lizana is Corporate Development Manager at SCX, Santiago Climate Exchange, a private organisation that develops and manages certification standards to support companies’ decarbonisation strategies. Verónica is a professional specialist in climate change and sustainability, with experience advising investors, governments, and companies. She has been a senior consultant for the Ministries of Environment and Natural Resources in Latin America and multilateral cooperation institutions such as the World Bank, IDB, and GIZ. She is a civil industrial engineer from the University of Chile and an MBA from the University of Adolfo Ibáñez, with specialisations at PUC and UCLA.

Fernando G. Lopes

Company: Instituto Totum
Function
: Executive Director
Event: Keynote 1: Standardizing Global Attribute Markets | Keynote 8: Interoperable Tracking Mechanisms across the Energy Value Chain

Fernando Giachini Lopes is the Executive Director and founder of Instituto Totum, the certification body responsible for the I-REC(E) energy certificates in Brazil, as well as the worldwide Code Manager for the Biomethane Certificate – GAS-REC / I-TRACK(G). He is also responsible for designing, developing, and managing various self-regulation programs in energy, safety, food, financial services, and Greenhouse Gas inventory verification services. Engineer and Master in Production Engineering from USP, specializing in Quality Management from the University of Tennessee, and in the years 2019 to 2022 was chosen as one of the 100 most influential people in the energy area.

Michael Macrae

Company: Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol)
Function
: Director, Scope 2 and Technical Governance
Event: Session 7b: Aligning the Industry: Corporate Accounting & Market Boundaries

Michael Macrae is a Director with GHG Protocol Secretariat. He leads the process to develop revised scope 2 standards as well as strategic oversight of updated GHG Protocol inventory and intervention accounting methodologies. Prior to WRI, he led development of Enel North America’s clean energy market advocacy and regulatory strategy for the Northeastern United States, ensuring and enabling growth of distributed energy resources, renewable generation, energy storage, demand response, and electric vehicle infrastructure. Michael has also worked with Harvard University, overseeing their GHG Inventory program as well as managing the University’s wholesale and retail electricity market participation, developing energy procurement strategies to meet energy supply, environmental, and sustainability needs. Leadership positions in that capacity included serving as Vice Chair of the NEPOOL End User Sector, Vice Chair of the NEPOOL-GIS working group, and a member of the joint nominating committee for the ISO-NE Board of Directors. Michael earned his PhD in chemistry from University of California, San Diego and currently teaches courses on carbon accounting at Harvard University.

Ivar Munch Clausen

Company: Ecohz
Function
: Director of Business Development and Delivery
Event: Session 3A: How legislation is impacting I-REC(E) Markets

Ivar Munch Clausen has worked in the renewable energy sector for the past 10+ years. He knows the ins and outs of the GO system in Europe, having been both responsible for the Norwegian Energy Certificate System (NECS) and the board chairperson at the Association of Issuing Bodies (AiB). Ivar now works at Ecohz, where he is responsible for Business Development and delivery. Ecohz has for the past 20 years been a pioneer in the world of renewable energy, providing our clients with renewable energy certificates all over the world. 

Ivar holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the Norwegian University of Technology and Science

Patricio Ortiz

Company: ACT Commodities
Function
: Director of Environmental Markets – LATAM
Event: Session 4A: I-REC Growth in Emerging Markets

Patricio Ortiz is a seasoned professional with expertise in Latin American environmental markets. With a career spanning across Mexico, Spain and the United States of America, Patricio has garnered invaluable experience in navigating the complex landscape of environmental policies, regulations, and market dynamics within international markets. In his role as the Director of Environmental Markets – LATAM for ACT Commodities Group, Patricio has spearheaded ACT Commodities Group’s expansion into the LATAM region.

ACT Commodities Group is the leading global provider of market-based sustainability solutions. Since 2009, ACT has delivered tailor-made environmental solutions backed by extensive market knowledge and supported by an unrivaled network. ACT enables organizations to achieve their climate-action goals, hit their sustainability targets, and make a real impact.

Maria Paz De La Cruz Sepulveda

Company: The International Tracking Standard Foundation: Founder of I-REC
Function
: Board Member
Event: Keynote 1: Standardizing Global Attribute Markets

Maria De La Cruz is an accomplished executive with over 25 years of experience in the energy sector. She has held leadership roles in various organizations spanning trade associations, non-profits, development banks, and public institutions in Chile and the UK. Maria is deeply committed to promoting renewable energy and clean fuels, such as green hydrogen, and possesses a keen understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with the energy transition. Currently serving as a Board Member of the Green Hydrogen Organization, she is actively involved in initiatives aimed at accelerating the global development of the hydrogen industry. Maria Paz played a pivotal role in establishing the Chilean Hydrogen Association, achieving significant growth and recognition both domestically and internationally. Her dedication to combating climate change is evident through her work promoting renewable electricity certificates and advising on energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Maria Paz’s leadership extends to her tenure as Executive Director of the National Center for Innovation and Promotion for Sustainable Energies (CIFES) in Chile, where she played a key role in fostering the growth of the renewable energy industry. Maria Paz also serves as a Director of the I-TRACK Foundation and Pherousa Green Shipping. She is driven by a passion for creating impactful projects that benefit both people and the planet, demonstrating exceptional interpersonal skills, leadership qualities, and an entrepreneurial spirit throughout her career.

Patricio Ortiz

Company: BNDES
Function
: Superintendent of Energy Transition and Climate
Event: Keynote Session 1: Standardizing Global Attribute Markets

Carla Primavera began her career at Esso Brasileira de Petróleo and joined BNDES in 2000. Currently, she serves as Superintendent of the Energy Transition and Climate Area at BNDES, leading teams that structure financing for energy sector projects including electricity generation, transmission, and distribution, energy efficiency, new energy technologies, and natural gas, as well as representing the area in public and private institutions. She also oversees teams responsible for the entire climate agenda at BNDES.

Previously, she served as Head of the Infrastructure Legal Department at the bank, leading legal teams and conducting analyses of regulatory, contractual, corporate, financial, and environmental aspects of projects to achieve long-term
credit objectives sustainably. She has experience in project finance operations in the infrastructure sector.

Carla Primavera holds a law degree from UERJ and an MBA in Law and Business Economics from Fundação Getúlio Vargas.

Angus Rich

Company: Oakley Greenwood
Function
: Executive Director
Event: Session 6B: Managing Methane

Angus brings over 25 years of technical and commercial experience in the resources and energy sector to his role as an Executive Director at Oakley Greenwood (OGW) in Australia, a company that became the local issuer for the International Renewable Energy Certificate (IREC) in 2022 which is being successfully deployed adjacent to the National regulatory scheme.  OGW is renowned for its expert consultancy services, offering economic, regulatory, policy, and commercial advice to the gas and electricity sectors across Australia and Asia.

Together with key OGW members, Angus is deeply involved in advancing the biogas and biomethane markets in Australia, aligning with the country’s goal to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

Before his tenure at OGW, Angus significantly contributed to Energy Developments Limited, focusing on power projects worldwide with an emphasis on landfill gas and remote generation projects. He played a pivotal role in pioneering virtual gas pipeline projects, including the launch of the first triple road train compressed natural gas (CNG) virtual pipeline connecting Alice Springs and Yulara (Ayers Rock).

During his career, Angus has developed areas of expertise and core competencies covering:

– Project and business development of technical opportunities in the area of power generation, gas projects, and carbon abatement

– Due diligence advice and technical studies

– Financial and economic assessment of prospective projects  

– Advice on Power Purchase Agreements, Connection Agreements, and contract negotiations

– Commercial and in-depth technical expertise in power generation, gas, and carbon projects

– Core knowledge of project development for energy solutions, alternative fuels, and carbon abatement

– Core knowledge of capital and operating sensitivities for the short and long-run costs of power systems and gas technologies.

– Angus has held senior roles with Parsons Brinckerhoff and Engineering Management and Business Development positions with Energy Developments Limited.

Kate Roh

Company: CnerG
Function
: Head of Global Markets
Event: Pre-conference session C: Practical implementation of the I-REC(E)

Kate Roh, with nearly 20 years in Commodities Financial Derivatives, leads the Global Markets and Business Development at CnerG focusing on clean energy and voluntary carbon markets. She believes in joining forces to accelerate the transition to a Net Zero world. 

Julio César Santiago

Company: STX Group
Function
: Head of Latin America
Event: Pre-conference session A: Introduction to Global EAC Markets

Julio César Santiago is the Head of Latin America for STX, based in the new Mexico City office. Julio has been with STX for over five years.

Julio played a key role in establishing STX’s New York City office. Now, he leads the expansion of STX’s Energy Attribute Certificates (EAC) market and business development across Latin America.

Julio holds a degree from Duke University and is passionate about trading, enjoying the challenge of making markets work efficiently. His dedication is shaping a sustainable future by building the markets of tomorrow

Hugo Stappers

Company: Hitachi Energy
Function
: Global Sales Leader, Energy Portfolio Management
Event: Pre-conference session A: Introduction to Global EAC Markets

Mr. Stappers is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience in sales and marketing and sales support operations. He joined Hitachi Energy through the acquisition of Pioneer Solutions and is responsible for driving the global Energy Portfolio Management business through determining go-to-market strategies, and supporting sales activities and performance.

Before Hitachi Energy, he was Director of Sales and Marketing EMEA at Pioneer Solutions and responsible for client-related activities including revenue, go-market strategy, and customer satisfaction across Europe and Middle East/Africa region for the C/ETRM solutions.

Prior to Pioneer Solutions he held the position of Director of Sales/Marketing at SoftSmiths, Inc., an ETRM vendor catering to the North American market, based in Houston, Texas. Starting his career after military service in the Dutch Navy, he held sales support positions with Oracle based in Europe and the Middle East

Mr. Stappers holds a Bachelor-level diploma from the Institute for Business Administration in the Netherlands and had executive training from Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Management, and IMD Business School.

Svenja Telle

Company: Base Carbon
Function
: Director, Project Origination
Event: Session 3B: The Next Phase of Carbon Certification

Svenja is the Director of Origination at Base Carbon, advancing project opportunities from concept to execution in a cross-vertical approach. She oversees community engagement strategies and co-benefit monitoring in project origination, selection, diligence, financial structuring, and registration. Her focus also includes scaling emerging carbon removal technologies. Svenja is also an advisory council member to C-Capsule, a policy expert to the Paris Agreement 6.4 Mechanism, and holds other advisory and board roles.

As a former Director at a Direct Air Capture startup and analyst at PitchBook, she contributed to extensive financial research covering carbon value chains, carbon utilization, and ESG. She further holds a doctoral research fellowship at the Gund Institute for Environment and served as a climate policy advisor at the United Nations HQ where she gained deep insight into carbon markets and regulatory processes.

Rachael Terada

Company: CRS / Green-e
Function
: Head of Clean Energy Programs
Event: Session 4B: Advancing the I-REC for Electricity

Rachael Terada is the Head of Clean Energy Programs for the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), a nongovernmental organization that promotes policy and market solutions to advance sustainable energy. She manages expert assistance initiatives for the organization and brings over 15 years of experience working in renewable energy markets. Rachael leads advisory service engagements on impactful renewable energy procurement goals and initiatives, clean energy verification, renewable energy certificate (REC) tracking system initiatives, and market development research for corporate and institutional renewable energy buyers, electric service providers, grid operators, and policymakers. She earned her M.S. and B.S. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Michael Tsang, Ph.D.

Function | Company: Chief Carbon and Sustainability Officer | Avance Labs 
Function | Company
:  CEO |Three Pillars Consulting
Event: Session 2B: Unpacking the Hydrogen code

Michael is the Chief Carbon and Sustainability Officer at Avance Labs (‘Avance’) which is based out of Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.  Avance is the Code Manager for the I-TRACK (HX) for Hydrogen and Hydrogen Derivatives, which was accredited by the I-TRACK Foundation in 2023. Michael’s primary responsibilities are ensuring that the code and certification process adheres to best international practice for product-level carbon accounting and life-cycle assessment.

Michael is also the Owner and Principal Consultant at Three Pillars Consulting (‘TPC’), an environmental and sustainability services company based in the Sultanate of Oman. TPC is the local accredited issuer for I-TRACK Electricity Certificates (‘I-REC (E)’) in Oman.

Michael has 13+ years of experience in the fields of environmental sciences, sustainability, and public health and how they are related to sustainable production and consumption within industry. Prior to these roles, Michael was a contract-consultant to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), in the department of Risk and Decision Sciences. There he worked on risk assessments, life-cycle assessments, and multi-criteria decision analysis for low-carbon energy sources such as biofuels and mitigation strategies for the civil engineering sectors. Michael was also a Research Fellow at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, D.C. within the Office of Research and Development’s (ORD) Chemical Safety for Sustainability (CSS) program. There, he worked on building life-cycle inventory datasets and life-cycle assessment models for emerging chemicals and technologies (e.g. nanomaterials).

David Ungar

Company: Carbon Finance Labs
Function
: Managing Director 
Event: Session 3B: The next phase of carbon certification 

David brings three decades of experience from senior management roles in some of the largest energy companies in the world. He has developed projects, sold carbon, and led social and environmental innovations across the globe. He advises and supports global organizations like the UN, WorldBank, UNFCCC, and others. 

Paulo Emílio Valadão de Miranda

Company:Associação Brasileira do Hidrogênio
Function
: President
Event: Session 2B: Unpacking the Hydrogen Code

Professor Paulo Emilio V. de Miranda is a full professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ, and head of the Hydrogen Laboratory at the Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute for Graduate Studies and Research in Engineering, Coppe/UFRJ. He holds a PhD, MSc, and BSc in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering obtained at UFRJ, and post-doctorate works developed at the Ecole Centrale de Paris and the Université de Paris-Sud, France. He has published more than 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He holds 15 patents and has advised several BSc, MSc, and PhD students.

Professor de Miranda works on the development of materials, technologies, and devices for the adoption of hydrogen energy. One of his main research lines is on the development of specialty anodes for solid oxide fuel cells that allow the direct utilization of either methane or ethanol as fuels, impeding carbon coking and clogging without any pre-reforming treatment. Another important research line of his is on the development of hybrid electric-hydrogen fuel cell plug-in buses.  He is President of the Brazilian Hydrogen Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy, a Brazilian representative at the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy, a member of the International Advisory Board of the European Fuel Cell Forum, member of Engie’s International Scientific Council and Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal Materia.

Roble Poe Velasco Rosenheim

Company: The International Tracking Standard Foundation: Founder of I-REC
Function
: Director, Global Partnership and APAC, Regional Director
Event: Pre-conference B: China | Session 2A: Managing Growth, Volumes, and Complexity | Session 7B: Aligning the Industry: Corporate Accounting & Market Boundaries

Roble has a decade of experience supporting clean energy development in Asia and the Pacific. He is the Director of Global Partnerships and APAC for the International Tracking Standard Foundation: Founder of I-REC (I-TRACK Foundation), and the founder of SuSca Group. Through these roles, he supports governments, utilities, IPPs, and Fortune 500 companies to transact clean energy in line with the I-TRACK Foundation’s International Attribute Tracking Standard.

Roble’s work focuses on market building in the EAC space. Recently, he has supported governments and utilities across Southeast Asia to engage with the I-REC Standard Foundation. This has enabled the development of EAC markets across the region, and has supported dozens of brands and their supply chains to meet renewable energy targets in line with the RE100, Science Based Targets initiative, and other major reporting frameworks.

Previously, Roble helped process large-scale infrastructure projects for the Asia Development Bank and other development partners in the region. He is passionate about bridging public and private sector interests to support high-yield, low-carbon economic growth.

Katrien Verwimp

Company: Enunda BV
Function
: Founder
Event: Pre-conference Session A: Introduction to Global EAC Markets | Session 7A: Europe: Finding Clarity in the Complexity

With 20+ years of experience in energy certificate system management and design, Katrien, Founder of Enunda bv, is helping energy-tracking system facilitators worldwide with the optimization and auditability of their certification scheme.

Katrien is the strategy coordinator for the European Energy Certificate System in the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB), which in Europe sets a standard for guarantees of origin for various energy carriers like electricity, gas, and hydrogen. She is the coordinator of the EECS Gas Scheme Group and chairs AIB’s auditors’ team.

She also helps quality-assuring and updating the EnergyTag standard for granular certificates that facilitate the temporal and geographical matching of electricity production and consumption. She feeds standardization tracks in CEN and ISO with expertise in energy origin tracking. Through the Enunda Academy, she provides masterclasses & trainings on energy origin tracking.

Before 2020, she worked with VREG, as the electricity and gas regulator in Flanders-Belgium, issuing body and disclosure supervisory competent body as ‘Coordinator – Origin of energy’.

Adam White

Company: RECS Energy Certificate Association
Function
: Secretary-General
Event: Pre-conference Session A: Introduction to Global EAC Markets | Session 7A: Europe: Finding Clarity in the Complexity

Adam White is the Secretary-General of RECS Energy Certificate Association, a non-profit foundation representing the users of energy attribute certificates including renewable energy producers, traders, and consumers. As RECS’ Secretary-General, Adam works to: 

1. Give organizations and individuals the knowledge, motivation, and confidence to buy 100% renewable energy; 

2. Advocate for the development and implementation of legislation that supports and encourages renewable energy procurement, and; 

3. Guide RECS’s strategic development and manage the planning and delivery of its programs and activities 

Before joining RECS Adam worked for the WWF European Policy Office as a Senior Research Coordinator on Climate and Energy, and before coming to Brussels Adam worked as a researcher for elected members of the UK Parliament and the London Assembly. 

Maide Yilmaz

Company: Foton
Function
: Operations Manager 
Event: Pre-conference session C: Practical Implementation of the I-REC(E)

Maide Yılmaz is the Operations Manager at Foton Energy, serving as the Local IREC Issuer for Turkiye within the International Tracking Standard Foundation. With a background in renewable energy systems, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in energy systems engineering.

Over the past two years, she has directed her efforts toward the registration of renewable energy power plants within the IREC system and managing issuance processes in Turkiye. Simultaneously, she has taken on the responsibility of managing compliance processes and has been dedicated to enhancing ISO management systems.

Currently, she is deeply engaged in developing methodologies for Foton ECO Labeling Programs, a product of Foton Energy. Her focus is specifically directed towards companies that procure 100% renewable energy, developing methodologies for labeling to enhance its effectiveness.