Renewable Energy Certificates and associated scheme mechanics


Next Course Date: 24 March 2020


Administrative Details

Time: 9am - 5pm

Venue: 180 Kitchener Road, #06-10 City Square Mall Singapore 208539; Singapore Sustainability Academy

Contact: +65 - 6338 8578

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Course Summary

This workshop provides attendees with a broad understanding of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), how they are being used around the world to drive investment in renewable energy, and how a robust REC-based scheme could be used in Singapore to increase investment in renewable energy.

Course Objective

At the conclusion of the training session, attendees will:

  • Know what a REC is
  • Be able to differentiate between different types of RECs and know the advantages and disadvantages of each (including small vs large RECs and the different ‘attributes’ of RECs under different schemes)
  • Understand the fundamentals of registering, selling, settling (surrendering) and tracking RECs
  • Understand different international approaches to driving investment in renewable energy through the creation and monetisation of RECs, including policy design considerations
  • Know who the ‘buyer’ of RECs is under different policy designs
  • Be familiar with different mechanisms that can be used to ensure the quality of RECs
  • Have a basic understanding of REC market dynamics and the key factors driving supply, demand and price
  • Comprehend the role (actual and potential) of RECs in the Singaporean and regional context.

Programme Outline

The workshop covers the following topics:

  • The REC life cycle
  • Ensuring the quality of REC
  • REC-based schemes
  • REC market mechanics
  • The role of RECs in Singapore and the region

Target Audience

  • Professionals working in the renewable industry
  • Companies who are looking to offset carbon emissions with carbon credits


Rates (inclusive of GST)




SEAS Member $418.00
SCEM Special Rate $462.00
Non-Member $495.00


Charlie is a Principal Consultant at Point Advisory, one of Australia’s leading sustainability consulting firms. He leads the firm’s efforts in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency, greenhouse gas management and the provision of assurance services under various carbon and energy-related compliance programs.

Charlie has over 15 years’ experience in the sustainability sector, both as a consultant and working in industry. He has worked with clients across most industry and government sectors.

In recent years, Charlie has contributed to the development of several high-profile energy and net zero emissions strategies, including the ACT’s Net Zero by 2045 commitment and the NSW Government’s Energy Management Systems program. He also audits both projects and liable entities under the Renewable Energy Target.

Charlie holds a Master of Environmental Management from the University of New South Wales, and Bachelors degrees in Economics and Arts from the Australian National University.

Prior to joining Point Advisory, Charlie was a Senior Manager in the Climate Change and Sustainability Services team at Ernst & Young (EY).




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