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GEMI Symposium 2015: Reliability and Security Across the Energy Value Chain

GEMI Symposium:
Reliability and Security Across the Energy Value Chain

Supported by UH Energy and UH Law Center

March 11, 2015 | 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Hilton University of Houston | Waldorf Astoria Ballroom

This event qualifies for continuing education unit (CEU) credits.


Luncheon Keynote Speaker:

C. Gregory Harper

C. Gregory Harper

President, Gas Pipelines and Processing, Enbridge
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Thank you to our Gold Sponsors:

GDF SUEZ

Gold Sponosor: Northstar Offshore Group

Pricing Discounts Just Announced:

  • General Attendees: $150
  • Women's Energy Network Membership: $75
  • Alumni: $75
  • Faculty/Staff: $50
  • Students: $25
  • Mentor Level: $250 - Includes 1 ticket for sponsor and 1 ticket for student.
  • Table (10 seats): $1250
  • Gold Table* (first row, event lead sponsor): $2500

* For sponsorship opportunities (PDF), contact
Greg Garcia, ggarcia@bauer.uh.edu

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Agenda

Further details on the symposium agenda will be posted here as they are announced.

Time Session Title Discussion Topics Key Issue Panelists

7-7:45 a.m.

Breakfast

8-9:30 a.m.

Regulation

  • Cyber Security
  • Carbon Regulations
  • Market Design to Withstand Polar Vortices
  • Harmonizing Gas & Power Regulations
  • Oil & Gas Exports

Are environmental and greenhouse gas emissions goals consistent with reliability and security in the energy supply chain?

Matt Blizard
Director
Navigant Consulting, Inc.

Victor Flatt
Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law
University of North Carolina School of Law
Director
Center for Law, Environment, Adaptation, and Resources (CLEAR)

Kathleen Lake
Vinson & Elkins (ret)

Rae McQuade
President, North American Energy Standards Board
NAESB

Tony Scaraggi
Vice President
of Operations

GDF SUEZ Gas NA

9:30-
9:45 a.m.

Morning Break

9:45- 11:30 a.m.

Infrastructure

  • Obstacles to Pipeline Construction
  • Power Generation Capacity Adequacy
  • Is Oil by Train Here to Stay?
  • Paying for Transmission of Intermittent Power Sources
  • Import/Export Infrastructure
  • Fracking Materials Supply Chain

How are issues of security and reliability of the energy supply chain incorporated into the planning and execution of new energy infrastructure?

Art Smith
Executive Professor
C. T. Bauer College of Business

Erik Eriksson
Deputy Executive Director, General Counsel
Port of Houston

Sam Newell
Principal
Brattle Group

Svetlana Valonis
PwC

11:45 a.m.-
12:45 p.m.

Lunch

1-2:30 p.m.

Contracts & Financing

  • Imbalance Between Pipeline and Power Plant Contract Duration
  • Financing Models for Refining and Power Generation Similarities and Differences
  • Financing Oil and Gas Export Facilities
  • Has the MLP Structure Outlived its Usefulness in Midstream and Why are Yieldcos Taking Off in Power?

What is the best business structure to assure the timely, safe and reliable build-out of the post-shale energy infrastructure?

Praveen Kumar
Cullen Distinguished Chair and Professor
C. T. Bauer College of Business

Scott Archer
Managing Director,
Investment Banking

Tudor Pickering & Holt

Sean Dolan
Managing Director
Alinda Capital Partners

Katy Gottsponer
Partner
Vinson & Elkins

2:30-
2:45 p.m.

Afternoon Break

2:45 - 4:30 p.m.

Risk Management

  • Hedging Blown Out Basis Differentials
  • How Should Reliability Standards be Set?
  • Cost Benefit Analysis of Power Outages
  • Can Oil Spills be Eliminated?

How should financial, technological, environmental, health and safety risks be shared and managed between shippers, infrastructure owners, consumers and other stakeholders?

Craig Pirrong
Professor
C. T. Bauer College of Business

John Corrigan
Partner
PwC

Vikram Kulkarni
Vice President, Supply
GDF Suez Energy Resources

Bojana Popovic
Vice President of Retail Strategy and Business Development
EDF Trading

Rick Smead
Managing Director, Advisory Services
RBN Energy

4:30 p.m.

Adjourn

 

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GEMI Symposium

Reliability and Security Across the Energy Value Chain

March 11

 

C. Gregory Harper
C. Gregory Harper

President, Gas Pipelines and Processing, Enbridge

 

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