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

GEMI 2015 Symposium

This year's symposium focused on emerging energy challenges.

Luncheon Keynote Speaker:

C. Gregory Harper

C. Gregory Harper

President, Gas Pipelines and Processing, Enbridge

Thank you to our Gold Sponsors:


Gold Sponosor: Northstar Offshore Group
Gold Sponsor: Schlumberger


Time & Session Title Topics Panelists

7-7:45 a.m.


8-9:30 a.m. - Regulation

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

Key Issue:

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

Matt Blizard
Navigant Consulting, Inc.
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Victor Flatt
Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law
University of North Carolina School of Law
Center for Law, Environment, Adaptation, and Resources (CLEAR)
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Kathleen Lake
Vinson & Elkins (ret)
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Rae McQuade
President, North American Energy Standards Board

Tony Scaraggi
Vice President
of Operations

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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

Key Issue:

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
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Erik Eriksson
Deputy Executive Director, General Counsel
Port of Houston
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Sam Newell
Brattle Group

Svetlana Valonis

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


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?

Key Issue:

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
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Scott Archer
Managing Director,
Investment Banking

Tudor Pickering & Holt
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Sean Dolan
Managing Director
Alinda Capital Partners

Katy Gottsponer
Vinson & Elkins

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?

Key Issue:

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

John Corrigan
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Vikram Kulkarni
Vice President, Supply
GDF Suez Energy Resources

Bojana Popovic
Vice President of Retail Strategy and Business Development
EDF Trading
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Rick Smead
Managing Director, Advisory Services
RBN Energy
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4:30 p.m.