Lisbeth Switten
Secretary General, AIB- Association of Issuing Bodies
Lisbeth Switten
Secretary General, AIB- Association of Issuing Bodies

Liesbeth Switten started her career in leading law firms and has been involved in renewable energy certification for over 15 years, at first at the Flemish energy regulator and later in several roles in the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB), where she is secretary general since 2020. Before that, she was AIB’s legal and strategic advisor, she chaired the reorganization as well as the professional reviewers’ group, thereby securing the quality assurance of the European Energy Certificate System. Liesbeth is a strong believer in progress through accountability and cooperation.

The Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB) is the international nonprofit association facilitating the market of guarantees of origin (GOs) in Europe. AIB provides the EECS standard for GOs for different energy carriers, which has been implemented in 28 European countries so far. AIB also operates a European hub for transferring GOs, thereby linking the national GO registries, which is now also open for gas GOs. The annual value of the European GO market for 2023 is estimated at over 4 billion euro.


Panel Discussion: Market Perspectives on Guarantees of Origin
Panel Discussion: Market Perspectives on Guarantees of Origin
  • 11:15 - 12:15
  • 60 min
  • Room 25, First Floor


Guarantees of Origin (GOs) are the sole instrument confirming the origin of electricity from renewable energy sources (RES). GOs are gaining popularity among Polish and foreign entities year by year. Increasingly, both exchange and over-the-counter transactions involving GOs are taking place on European markets. Poland's fate regarding accession to the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB), which gathers entities responsible for issuing GOs, is still pending.
In this panel, we will discuss the benefits of Polish consumers and producers' membership in AIB and when this may happen, as well as whether there is an alternative. Additionally, electricity consumers will present to what extent they utilize Guarantees of Origin and whether it is necessary in their case.
Panel Moderator: Rafał Malarowski, Deputy Director, RE-Source Poland Hub Foundation

PRESENTATION: "Challenges and Benefits of Purchasing Green Energy for Business; cPPA, GOO, SPV"; presented by: Marta Rzepecka, M&A Director, PST Trade and Adam Kurowski, Key Account Manager, PST Trade

Discussion Participants:

Tomasz Bodetko, Vice President, PST Trade S.A.

• Lisbeth Switten, Secretary General, AIB-Association of Issuing Bodies

• Marek Szałas, Director of Registry Office, Polish Power Exchange

• Łukasz Tomaszewski, Director of Renewable Energy Department

• Piotr Orzech, Deputy Director of Legal and Dispute Resolution Department, Energy Regulatory Office

• Natalia Rompska-Żuk, Energy Manager, Jeronimo Martins Polska S.A.

Panel Partner: Solartechnik Project

Knowledge Partner: AIB

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