Agder Energi's mission is to provide clean energy for a sustainable society, now and in the future.
The Group’s activities comprise the generation, distribution, and sale of renewable energy as well as providing energy-related services. Their vision is to be one of the leading companies in the Norwegian renewable energy sector and to actively participate in the green energy market transition.
Agder Energi operates 49 hydro power stations which annually produce 8,1 TWh of environmentally friendly electricity. Through their Energy Management and Trading division they manage 35+ TWh of Guarantees or Origin per annum and until now have contracted more than 2,3 GW of long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) in the European market.
Agder Energi have recently entered new green value chains by establishing partnerships in sustainable battery cell production, and developing offshore wind and green hydrogen projects. The business activities of Agder Energi create considerable value for the community and for their public owners, the majority of which being municipalities within the in Agder region.
Agder Energi have their headquarters in Kristiansand, Norway and have physical activities across the Nordics and Germany. Their energy attribute certificate (EAC) operations maintain a global presence.
For further information please visit www.ae.no
Established in 2009 to facilitate the new trading opportunities arising from the EU ETS, ACT helps businesses worldwide reduce their carbon footprints quickly and cost-effectively through buying and selling environmental commodities for compliance and voluntary purposes. Demand for this service had led the business to grow rapidly in terms of clients, turnover and product range, with offices now located in Amsterdam, New York and Shanghai.
As the global leader in trading environmental commodities, ACT offers unrivalled choice, service and reliability, offering a diverse international portfolio of certificates and physical energy commodities products. ACT trades certificates for carbon emissions, renewable energy and energy efficiency, as well as physical biodiesel, feedstock, oleochemicals and oils and petroleum products. Access to a broad suite of environment-related commodities enables companies to satisfy compliance requirements and meet voluntary sustainability goals.
Sustainable solutions and renewable energy sources play a vital role in corporate responsibility. For many organizations, a well-defined corporate sustainability strategy has become essential to remain competitive. Recognising this, ACT works closely with teams to define the best strategy and creates customized solutions to meet environmental goals for each unique situation.
ACT is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Visit www.actcommodities.com.
Commerg is a leading broker of Energy Tracking Certificates since 2014, settling the prices for Guarantees of Origin since 2017 for more than 300+ companies. Its platform is a pioneer for pricing, reporting and trading solutions. With a pan-European coverage, Commerg serves efficiently all trading needs of energy companies, trading houses, utilities and corporations in the field of Energy Attributes certificates and Carbon Offset. Visit www.commerg.com.
Fortum is a leading clean-energy company that provides its customers with electricity, heating and cooling as well as smart solutions to improve resource efficiency. We want to engage our customers and society to join the change for a cleaner world. We employ some 9,000 professionals in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Russia, Poland and India. In 2018, our sales were EUR 5.2 billion and 57% of our electricity generation was CO2 free. Fortum's share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Visit www.fortum.com
ClimatePartner is a solutions provider in corporate climate action: We combine individual consulting with cloud-based software that is unique on the market. We help our customers calculate and reduce carbon emissions, e.g. through tailored renewable energy procurement solutions, and offset unavoidable emissions. This renders products and companies climate neutral which is confirmed by our label.
We assist our clients in their global green energy procurement strategies and in sourcing the environmental products needed (GOs, I-RECs, RECs, VERs/CERs) to reduce their corporate carbon footprint.
ClimatePartner was founded in Munich in 2006. Today, our more than 200 employees are spread across offices in Munich, Berlin, Cologne, Essen, London, The Hague, Vienna, Yerevan and Zurich. We work with more than 3.000 companies in 35 countries.
With our mission of enabling holistic corporate climate action we support RECS International’s significant role in advancing the global energy transition and fighting climate change through robust renewable energy markets. We are very happy to be joining this dedicated and enthusiastic community of key players and to contribute to its work with our expertise. For further information, please visit: www.climatepartner.com
ECOHZ (Renewable Energy Sponsor)
ECOHZ offers global renewable energy solutions to businesses, organisations and electricity providers – providing access to renewable electricity from a wide range of sources, regions and qualities. ECOHZ works with ca 20% of RE100 companies committed to 100% renewable electricity. ECOHZ provides various impact solutions such as corporate PPA facilitation, long-term EAC contracts as well as GO² - a solution combining renewable energy purchases with financing of new renewable power generation. Renewable electricity is documented with Guarantees of Origin in Europe, RECs in North America and International RECs (I-RECs) in a growing number of countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. ECOHZ is among the leading independent suppliers and advisors in Europe and has offices in Norway and Switzerland. ECOHZ plays an active role in the current energy transition through its vision of “Changing Energy Behaviour”. ECOHZ.com
We are a pre-eminent brand in the realm of "climate change, carbon credit and sustainability solutions” across the globe. We aspire to render strategic solutions for helping businesses and organizations to achieve their climate ambition. Our objective is to rehabilitate the Earth to a low carbon and climate resilient global economy. Visit www.enkingint.org
First Climate (C-Session Sponsor)
With long-standing experience as a provider of carbon neutral and green energy services, First Climate supports private and public sector clients all over the world, including many RE100 signatories, to achieve their sustainability goals. We provide tailored services to develop and implement global renewable energy procurement strategies, which meet CDP requirements and the GHG Protocol guidelines. By leveraging strong business ties to green energy producers all around the globe, First Climate offers individual procurement options for all kinds of green energy products, including global sourcing of Energy Attribute Certificates, and supports corporates in sourcing renewable energy through PPAs or self-generation. Visit our website for more information.
Hitachi ABB Power Grids (Reception Sponsor)
Hitachi ABB Power Grids has been partnering with essential industries for more than 120 years, providing software that serves the unique needs of the energy industry for over 40 years through its Energy Portfolio Management (EPM) group.
EPM provides the energy industry with integrated software solutions, energy markets intelligence and strategic advisory services that enable industry professionals to make better economic and strategic decisions. This enables system planners, regulators, energy market participants (including developers and investors) and market operators in assessing infrastructure investments as well as provide critical information and systems to support economic operations of energy assets. Our offering is based on global market experience across the Middle East, Europe, Americas and Asia Pacific regions. EPM supports over 500 customers around the world in improving their strategic planning, investments, trading and operations decisions. Visit our website, our Trading & Risk site or our RECTracker.
ICAP Energy AS, part of TP ICAP Group, is a leading voice broker covering the renewable certificate markets and energy markets in Europe since early 2000. Achieving our potential will mean commitment, belief and an open mind. These qualities are expressed in our brand values.
Dynamic. Agile and adaptable; creative and forward-thinking; innovating and implementing change
Expert. Informed, proactive leaders in our fields
Engaging. Working closely with our clients we form strong personal relationships built on mutual respect and trust
Professional. Demonstrating impeccable integrity; delivering high quality, high value services
STX Commodities is an expert at providing market access and creating liquidity in the dynamic, yet illiquid, environmental commodities markets. As the pioneering market entrant, our international team is uniquely positioned to consult on the dynamics of both local and macro European and Global markets. This enables us to offer our clients, whether Renewable Generators or Industrials, Utilities or Corporates, bespoke solutions and deal structures to achieve their voluntary and compliance targets. Visit www.stxcommodities.com.
Unicorn is a renowned European company providing the largest information systems and solutions in the area of information and communication technologies. We have been active on the market since 1990 and since then we have created a great number of complex and top-class solutions that are used among the most significant companies from various industries. We pride ourselves on the best references from the area of energy and utilities, banking, insurance, manufacturing, communications and media, commerce and public administration.
Unicorn has large portfolio of modern SW products for Energy sector. Unicorn supports environment friendly activities. Therefore, we recently introduced “Green family” to our portfolio of products. The main products here are ChargeUp (advanced eMobility) and Certigy. Certigy provides best in class user experience of energy certificates management. We designed Certigy especially for national certificate registry operators – Issuing Bodies as well as other market actors in need of efficient management of large certificate portfolios. Out of the box we support multiple energy certificate schemes and the architecture of Certigy is open for adding new ones. The goal of the Certigy is to set the new industry standard for SW tools on energy certificate market, the importance of which we expect only to grow in the future. Visit Unicorn
Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB)
The AIB guarantees the origin of European energy by developing and enforcing the European Energy Certificate System - EECS – which ensures the reliable operation of international certificate schemes - and operates the inter-registry communications Hub. The AIB’s members are Europe’s energy certificate system administrators, the competent bodies for guarantees of origin – usually transmission system operators, energy regulators and energy market operators, or the service organisations that administer energy certificate systems on their behalf. Visit https://www.aib-net.org
EKOenergy is a global nonprofit ecolabel for energy, helping consumers make extra impact with their choice of renewable energy. The ecolabel exists for electricity, renewable gas, heat and cold. In addition to being renewable, EKOenergy-labelled energy fulfils additional sustainability criteria and finances projects that combat energy poverty.
Users of EKOenergy-labelled energy can use the logo in their publications, on their buildings, and on products made with EKOenergy. This way, consumers can demonstrate their commitment to renewable energy and encourage others to do the same. This helps speed up the transition to a 100% renewable world.
Our label can be combined with all types of sourcing of renewable energy: on-site installations, green power contracts, PPAs, unbundled EACs and more. EKOenergy-labelled energy is currently available in 40+ countries, and counting. The ecolabel is an initiative of environmental NGOs and hosted by the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation. Visit www.ekoenergy.org.
European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET)
We promote competition, transparency and open access in the European energy sector.
We build trust in power and gas markets across Europe, so that they may underpin a sustainable, efficient and secure energy supply and enable the transition to a carbon neutral economy.
We do this by:
- Working to maintain the functionality and good design of European gas, electricity and associated markets for the benefit of the overall economy, society and end consumers.
- Developing and maintaining standard wholesale supply contracts and standardising related transaction and business processes.
- Elaborating and promoting wholesale market design improvements and taking policy initiatives, for discussion between traders, market operators and others in the energy value chain on the one hand and TSOs, regulators, policy makers and legislators on the other.
Visit the EFET website.
International REC Standard Foundation
The International REC Standard Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides a robust attribute tracking standard for use around the world. This standard requires local stakeholders and government authorities to facilitate national implementation in adherence with local or national regulations.
Based upon the I-REC Standard and associated Code documents – the blueprints for attribute tracking systems – I-REC independent and local issuers can implement robust and transparent attribute tracking schemes, ensuring the highest quality and adherence to best practices for the avoidance of double counting, double certificate issuance and double attribute claiming. Visit the I-REC Standard.
RE100 is a global initiative bringing together nearly 300 of the world’s most influential businesses committed to 100% renewable power. Led by the Climate Group in partnership with CDP, the group have a total revenue of over US.4 trillion and operate in a diverse range of sectors. Together, they send a powerful signal to policymakers and investors to accelerate the transition to a clean economy. Visit www.there100.org.
The RE-Source Platform is Europe’s leading forum for corporate renewable energy sourcing. Through its wide-ranging and innovative Buyers Toolkit and popular annual event for energy buyers and sellers, RE-Source seeks to remove barriers for corporates to renewable energy procurement in support of Europe’s climate and energy goals.
The massive potential represented by corporate renewable energy sourcing can only be realised via increased awareness and the removal of policy and market barriers that currently constrain the growth of renewables in many markets in Europe. We believe that corporate electricity buyers, renewable energy suppliers and policy-makers have a unique opportunity to help Europe achieve its climate and energy objectives by enabling new, competitively-priced renewable energy resources at a scale not otherwise achievable. Visit the RE-Source website.
SolarPower Europe is a member-led association that represents organisations active along the entire value chain. Our mission is to ensure that more energy is generated by solar than any other energy source by 2030, and to lead our 250+ members in making solar the core of a sustainable, smart, secure, and inclusive energy system in order to achieve climate neutrality in the EU before 2050.
WindEurope is the voice of the wind industry, actively promoting wind power in Europe and worldwide. With over 400 members active in over 35 countries, WindEurope establishes policy positions for the wind industry on key strategic issues. WindEurope also organises conferences, exhibitions, and workshops which provide the industry with the ideal fora in which to showcase research, technology and experiences. Visit windeurope.org