我實習的第一項工作，就是去了解我們交易的這些市場工具是甚麼。在我主管的協助下，我學到能源屬性憑證(Energy attribute certificates)是目前再生能源與電力交易市場中，最重要的一種工具。在多數的已開發國家中，電力市場已經自由化，沒有被單一組織所壟斷。在這種環境下，再生能源產業便可蓬勃發展，市場參與者也能直接跟彼此交易。能源屬性憑證可以證明電力是來自可再生能源，企業或其他團體會購買這些憑證來證明有使用再生能源。
Name: Albert Sutanto
School: Tunghai University
Department: Sustainability Science and Engineering (SSE) program at the International College
Company: Mt.Stonegate Green Asset Management
Back at Summer 2019, I was given an opportunity to do an internship at Mt.Stonegate Green Asset Management, a professional sustainability consultant. Although doing an internship was not required, Tunghai's International College always encourage students to reach out to the community outside school, either through exchange program or internship. The International College and Mt.Stonegate have established a good relationship, in fact, the Managing Director was one of the lecturer of Sustainability Science and Engineering program.
Mt.Stonegate was founded in 2013 with the direct approach to bring change in the society and environment. Consulting operations, innovative project management, advising leading market players in the conventional and renewable energy sectors for their green asset and investment across east Asia are among many of the service that Mt.Stonegate offer to their thriving corporate and business customers. Such kind of business is relatively unfamiliar, as the market is still growing and most of them are still based in European countries. Mt.Stonegate was one of the very first player to be located in Asia, and currently one of the leading participant.
Seizing the opportunity to do an internship with Mt.Stonegate was one of the best decision that I have made. Sustainability is fast becoming a trend in all sectors and industries, from business to governance and even to education. As a student of sustainability science and engineering, I got the opportunity to understand the real meaning of sustainability in business world and how it has been developed in different regions of the world.
During the internship, my very first task is to understand the market instruments that we are dealing with. With the help of the supervisor, I learned about energy attribute certificates, which is one of the most important instruments in renewable power or electricity trading. In most of developed countries, the electricity market is liberalized, meaning that the power sector is not monopolized by single entity. This allows renewable energy sector to develop and can be directly traded between players. Energy attribute certificates are the instrument that prove a corporate’s electricity is generated from renewable sources. By purchasing these certificates, corporates or users could claim that they are using renewable electricity.
I spent the whole summer researching about renewable energy market and the instruments that are traded between market participants. I still continue my internship with Mt.Stonegate after the fall semester started, where I spent two days at school and three days in the office. During fall semester, I spent most of my time finishing my senior project, with the topic of climate change mitigation policies of Southeast Asian countries. I got the help from my Managing Director, where he created an analytical model that integrate the carbon market and renewable energy market with the main aim of emission reductions. I used my time in the office to support other colleagues dealing with clients as well as our business partners.
At November 2019, we co-host a workshop in Indonesia, where my Managing Director asked me to be one of the speakers of the event. This workshop was created to introduce the concept of sustainability, with the focus of renewable energy procurement in the corporate levels to local Indonesians. The event itself was attended by local corporates and the representative from the government.
Since I have taken all the required credits to graduate, I spent my last semester in college working at Mt.Stonegate. During the spring semester, my main task is to deal with contracts both with clients and end-users. Apart from contracts, I also did market research and development by looking for new potential projects that willing to cooperate with us. This kind of business sector is already matured in Europe, however, here in Asia is still barely known. When I first met the clients, I need to explain things from zero and what it will be look like in the future.
In July 2020, I graduated from Tunghai with bachelor's degree in Sustainability Science and Engineering. I began my full-time work right after graduation and all the paperwork for working visa is done. There is not much difference, as I have been working with Mt.Stonegate since last year. Although we are still considerably a small team, with around 15 employees, but we started this market early and there are still a lot of space to grow in the near future.
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印尼工作坊的照片 Picture from the workshop in Indonesia