Professor David Newbery
- United Kingdom
- Since 1988, Professor David Newbery is Director of the Department of Applied Economics at Cambridge.
For his research he has interested himself in public policy, regulation, economic transformation of Eastern Europe, development economics, and economic theory. While working in the World Bank in the early 1980s he joined an energy assessment mission to Papua New Guinea, and worked on problems of energy pricing and taxation, notably of transport fuels. His recent work has concentrated on privatizing and regulating utilities, particularly electricity and gas. He has directed a sequence of four large research projects on the British energy markets under contracts with the Economic and Social Research Council from 1989 to 2003, and several projects studying tax reforms and the transition of Hungary to the market economy, financed by the ESRC, PHARE and ACE. He has advised Offer on use-of-system pricing and reforms of the pool, of Gas on the Network code and the regulation of TransCo, and now Ofgem (dealing with both electricity and gas). He was a member of the Competition Commission 1996-2002, and Chair of the Dutch electricity Market Surveillance Committee. He is a member of the Environmental Economics Academic Panel, Department of the Environment, 1992 (now DEFRA), and was a specialist advisor to House of Commons Inquiry into British Energy Policy and the Market for Coal, November 1992-January 1993.
- Session I presentation: Power Generation Investment in Liberalised Electricity Markets
Mr. Fatih Birol
- Dr. Fatih Birol is the Chief Economist and Head of the Economic Analysis Division at the International Energy Agency (IEA). Dr. Birol joined the International Energy Agency in 1995. In his present post, Dr. Birol is responsible for producing the IEA's flagship publication World Energy Outlook. He teaches energy economics and modelling at universities in Austria and Germany.
- Prior to the IEA, he worked at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Secretariat in Vienna for five years.
- Dr. Birol is the author of several articles in refereed journals on international energy analysis and policy.
- He graduated with a BSc degree in power engineering from the Technical University of Istanbul and MSc and PhD in Energy Economics and Modelling from the Technical University of Vienna.
- Session I presentation: World Energy Outlook 2020 and Global Electricity Investment Challenges
Mr. Ralf Dickel
- Since 2001: IEA, Paris: Head of Energy Diversification Division
(Energy Market Reform and Policy Analysis of Energy Markets)
- 1998-2001: The World Bank, Washington: Senior Gas Specialist, Oil and Gas Policy
- 1980-1998: Ruhrgas, Essen: Various management positions, including:
- 1996-1998: Gas Sales Department: Sales strategies under new competition
- 1980-1996: Gas Purchase Department: Last position: Overall responsibility gas purchase from Norway
- 1991: Secondment to the World Bank as Gas Specialist
- 1977-1979: Veba Kraftwerke Ruhr, Gelsenkirchen: Administrator for bulk sales of electricity
- Diploma in Mathematics, University Tuebingen
Diploma in Economics, University Giessen
- Session I presentation: Experience of Power Generation Investment in Liberalised Markets: In the Middle of the Stream
Ms Héylette Geman
- Hélyette Geman is Professor of Finance at the University Paris Dauphine and at ESSEC Graduate Business School. She is a graduate from the Ecole Normale Supérieure, holds a master's degree in theoretical physics and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University Paris Pierre et Marie Curie and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University Panthéon Sorbonne. Dr Geman is also a member of honor of the French Society of Actuaries. Previously a Director at Caisse des Dépôts in charge of Research and Development, she has been for the last ten years a scientific adviser for major financial institutions and energy companies. Dr Geman received in 1993 the first prize of the Merrill Lynch awards for her work on exotic options and in 1995 the first AFIR (Actuarial Approach for Financial Risk) International prize for her pioneering research on catastrophe and extreme events derivatives. Professor Geman was President of the Bachelier Finance Society during the years 2000 and 2001 and organiser of the First World Bachelier Congress in 2000. She has published extensively in international journals such as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Business, is editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance and European Finance Review, and Associate Editor of Mathematical Finance, the Journal of Risk, Geneva Papers on Insurance and the Review of Financial Services Research.
- Session II presentation: Towards a European Market of Electricity:Spot and Derivatives Trading.
Mr. Jean-Paul Bouttes
- Current position: Délégué Stratégie Industrielle, Branche Energies, Electricité de France ;Professeur chargé de cours, Département de Sciences Economiques, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris.
- Previous employment: Directeur Adjoint de la Stratégie, Electricité de France (1997-2002);Chef du Département Méthode, Etudes Economiques Générales, Electricité de France (1992-1995) ; Conseiller Scientifique à l'INRIA (1986-1993) ;
- Education: Ingénieur Ecole Polytechnique (1980) ; Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (1982).
- Session II presentation: Generation Investment and Electricity Market Design (with Asaad Saab)
- Additional presentation (web only): Marchés de gros et bourses de l’électricité en Europe et aux Etats-Unis :où en sommes-nous ?
Mr. Assaad Saab
- Assaad SAAB has worked in the Executive Office of Electricité de France since 1988 and has held his role as Head of Corporate Planning, Strategy Division. He joined EDF - Energy Branch in 2003 as deputy head of Industrial Strategy and he is a member of EDF Environment and Sustainable Development Agency.
- He also holds membership of several Professional Associations on Energy Planning and Research including the International Association of Energy Economists, and Association on Energy and Industry Strategies, and is also a member of several international expert networks in Business Environment. He is a member of the Doctorate Commission of Corporate Planning at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers. He has postgraduate and PhD degrees in physics from Paris University.
- Dr A. SAAB is the coauthor of "La prospective stratégique d'entreprise" published by Dunod and the author of numerous reports, monographs and papers on environmental research and policy issues, long range and strategic planning issues related to electric utilities and energy systems.
- Session II presentation: Generation Investment and Electricity Market Design (with Jean-Paul Bottes)
Mr. Guillaume de Luze
- Société Générale, France
- Guillaume de Luze worked for ten years at the Barclays Bank Group before joining SG project finance team in 1997. With over 13 years of project finance experience, he was deeply involved and responsible for a variety of different project financing operations, including lead arranging and financial advisory mandates in Europe and in the Middle East.
- Recent transactions realised as Team Leader include: Baymina BO in Turkey (Lead Arranging), Umm Al Nar in the UAE (Financial Advisor), Ras Laffan first IWPP in Qatar (Lead Arranger), Shuweihat S1 in the UAE (Financial Advisor), Suez Gulf & Port Said East in Egypt (Financial Advisor, Private Placement Agent and global co-ordinator).
- Mr de Luze graduated from a French business school with a Master's degree in finance.
- Session II presentation: Investment in power generation: A banker’s perspective
Mr. Juhani Santaholma
- Mr. Juhani Santaholma has been President of the Finnish Energy Industries Federation Finergy since 2000.
- From 1986 to 1999, Mr. Santaholma worked for Perusvoima Oy (PEVO), the last five years as Managing Director. At the same time, from 1998 to 1999, Mr. Santaholma was Executive Vice President and Member of the Executive Committee at Fortum Oyj.
- Mr. Juhani Santaholma holds several international chairmanships. In 2000, he was an expert member of the Confederation of Finnish Industry and Employers' Energy Committee; from 1999-2001 he chaired the Commission on Energy at the International Chamber of Commerce and was co-chair of the Commission on Environment & Energy in 2002; in 2003 he represented the Confederation of Finnish Industry and Employers at the BIAC (Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD) Energy Committee.
- Mr. Santaholma trained on the bench at the Judicial District Court of Espoo 1969 and holds a Master of Law from Helsinki University.
- Session III presentation: Nuclear power investment (powerpoint support)
Dr. Frank-Detlef Drake
- Since October 2002 Dr. Drake is Vice President of Power Plants, where he is responsible for power plant strategy, dispatch, construction and R&D at RWE Rheinbraun (Cologne).
- Before joining RWE, Dr. Drake worked for McKinsey & Company (Düsseldorf) where he started as a Management Consultant. His consulting focused on electric utilities, chemical and other process industries. There he became a member of the leadership group of McKinsey's German and European energy practice and then Project Manager. When he left the Group he had become a Partner (Principal).
- Dr. Drake obtained his Master of Science Degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) where he was a Fulbright-Scholar and his Doctorate (mechanical engineering) at the Institute for Thermodynamics of the University of Hannover.
- Session III presentation: Investment in Coal- Fired Power Generation