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Energy procurement in Asia Pacific
Juan Ríos, E&C International Energy Procurement Consultant specialized in the APAC region, explains the particularities of this market by answering key questions helping to understand how energy procurement works in Asia Pacific:
• How are the markets in Asia Pacific different to those in Europe and the US?
• What are some of the key factors impacting energy costs in Asia Pacific?
• What are some of the energy procurement options available in Asia Pacific?
Government interventions in energy markets
Bart Verest, E&C International Energy Procurement Consultant, analyses the latest government interventions in energy markets as a result of the crisis:
• Is the energy crisis over?
• Does this mean that the prices caps will disappear?
• What would you say are the main differences in energy procurement between Europe are other regions, like Latin America and Asia Pacific?
Energy procurement in North America
Alexander Vande Walle, E&C International Energy Procurement Consultant, explains the key aspects of energy procurement in North America by answering strategic questions:
• What are some of the key differences between the European markets and the North American markets?
• What are some of the main greening options available for North American markets?
• How do you manage contract tendering within the US when part of the market is regulated and part is deregulated?
Best practices in energy data collection
Zhanna Tarasko, E&C IT & Data Reporting Team Leader, explains which are the best practices in energy data collection by answering key questions like:
• What are some of the best practices in collecting expected volumes?
• How do you create an actionable report?
• How do you use data to bring the business story across?
• How do you identify the main drivers of energy cost variation in your invoices?
Risk Management in times of extreme volatility: What worked and what didn’t? by Jens Lievens
Jens Lievens is COO at E&C Consultants and an expert on energy procurement with a large experience on business development.
During GEC 2023, Jens reviewed the most common risk management strategies among energy buyers during the period of exacerbated volatility experienced over the past two years.
How to translate your decarbonization roadmap into an actionable plan? by Dina Karamarko
Dina Karamarko is International Energy & Sustainability Consultant at E&C. She is passionate about creating value for industrial players when it comes to energy risk management, decarbonization, and effective reporting. One of her personal goals is to start promoting more women in the energy world.
During GEC 2023, Dina introduced the key elements to be considered by large energy buyers to turn their decarbonization roadmap into an actionable roadmap.
PPA contracts: differences between North America and Europe, by Gabriel Umaña
Gabriel Umaña is Customer Success Manager at LevelTen Energy. He helps the network of buyers and advisors throughout the journey to execute PPAs in Europe. Gabriel holds an Environmental Engineering minor in Anthropology from The University of The Andes, Colombia, and an MBA from the European School of Management and Technology of Berlin, Germany.
When it comes to PPA, are there any differences between contracts in North America and Europe? Click on play to discover them.
China Single Power Market and Green PPA, by Jenny Zhang
Director of Sustainability for China at The Lantau Group, Jenny Zhang has 24-years of experience with leading energy companies, She has a strong understanding of energy and basic polymer value chains, the general commercial realm of energy, client procurement and relationship building, and analytics.
During GEC 2023, Jenny offered attendees a detailed overview of the particularities of the Chinese China single power market and green PPA.
Government interventions on energy markets: from regulatory frameworks to price caps, by Bart Verest
Case Study: Global Energy Procurement at Knauf [GEC 2023]
Jens Bergmann is working for the last 6 years at Knauf as Global Category Manager Energy, covering with his team more than 300 sites in more than 60 countries with a spend of 1bn Euros. Previously he worked for 10 years at E.ON / Uniper in their trading houses as a portfolio manager for European industrial customers.
Dmitriy Pigildin is a versatile energy market analysis and risk professional with over 8 year experience in the industry. Solid background in client management, project management and leadership. Committed to the field of risk management and market analysis by continuous learning and acquiring field-related qualifications.
During GEC 2023, Jens and Dmitriy presented Knauf's journey from its beginnings in 1932 to nowadays where Knauf is seen as a global benchmark in its industry. How has the company become what it is? What have been the processes and decisions with regard to its energy procurement strategy that have contributed to its current business success?
Benedict de Meulemeester & Merlijn Mertens explain the unprecedented volatility
Attendees in the Transatlantic Energy Conference 2022, organized by the end of April, had the chance to listen to our CEO Benedict de Meulemeester, and our Energy Trader, Merlijn Mertens, explain the ins and outs of the recent unprecedented volatility experienced by the energy markets.
Benedict is one of the founders of E&C Consultants. He collaborated with many companies in energy procurement in the past sixteen years at E&C, and has a broad experience regarding the energy markets in many different countries.
Doctor in Nuclear Fusion Science and Engineering, Merlijn decided to combine his fundamental and technical background with his deep-rooted but never before exploited interest in economy, joining E&C Consultants in 2021 as Energy Trader.
Massimo Bevar & Jens Lievens explain winning energy buying strategies
E&C Consultants was honoured to count with the presentation from Massimo Bevar, who introduced the pannel on "Winning energy buying strategies" together with Jens Lievens, COO at E&C Consultants, on the occasion of our Transatlantic Energy Conference 2022 organized by the end of April.
Massimo started to work in Magneti Marelli in 2006. Global Commodity Manager since 2015, he has contributed increasing the awareness of Marelli Company on energy markets: after an initial approach with a single country, today the number of countries centrally managed are around ten and the journey continues.
Eline Lenselink & Dina Karamarko explain how to keep control over the cost of your energy transition
E&C Consultants was honoured to count with the presentation from Eline Lenselink, Global Category Manager Real Estate, Facilities, Waste & Energy at AkzoNobel, who introduced the pannel on "Keeping control over the cost of your energy transition" together with Dina Karamarko, International Energy & Sustainability Consultant at E&C Consultants, on the occasion of our Transatlantic Energy Conference 2022 organized by the end of April.
The expertise Eline Lenselink is bringing is more than 25 years with AkzoNobel in several positions: from Facilities to Human Resources to Procurement. Today she is driving global energy purchasing, with specific focus on sustainability.
Since her very early days at E&C, in 2015, Dina Karamarko has been passionate about creating value for industrial players when it comes to energy risk management, decarbonization, and effective reporting. One of her personal goals is to start promoting more women in the energy world.
Gerard Reid explains the status of the energy transition
E&C Consultants was honoured to count with the key note speech from Gerard Reid, who opened its Transatlantic Energy Conference 2022 organized by the end of April.
Gerard Reid is focused on empowering and accelerating change by advising organisations, industry leaders and global decision makers on the transition towards net-zero carbon emissions. Co-founder at Alexa Capital, he is also a Fellow at the Institute of the Environment at the University of Minnesota and a member of the Global Future Council on Advanced Energy Technologies at the World Economic Forum.
Jens Lievens on energy procurement strategies
Jens Lievens is COO at E&C Consultants and has a strong background in business development, experience that he applies constantly as manager to inspire and support colleagues and clients.
Attendees at the Transatlantic Energy Conference had the opportunity to listen to Jens explaining the key elements of winning energy buying strategies and how to deal with high prices in the current context of the energy markets. In this video, Jens discusses some of the insights shared with the conference audience and illustrates why it is so important to have a solid energy procurement strategy.
Dina Karamarko on decarbonization strategies in large energy consuming companies
Dina Karamarko works as an International Energy & Sustainability Consultant at E&C Consultants. Since her very early days at E&C in 2015, Dina has been passionate about creating value for industrial players when it comes to energy risk management, decarbonization and effective reporting.
During our last annual conference, participants had the chance to hear Dina explain and showcase the strategies to keep control over the costs of decarbonization. We benefited from the situation to ask her about the link between general procurement strategies and sustainability strategies, as well as the risks that the current crisis could involve for the energy transition plans of large energy consumers.
Bart Verest on security of supply and the risks for energy buyers
Benedict de Meulemeester on the unprecedented volatility of energy markets
Benedict de Meulemeester is co-founder and CEO at E&C Consultants. He collaborated with many companies in energy procurement in the past sixteen years at E&C, and has a broad experience regarding the energy markets in many different countries.
During the last E&C annual conference, Benedict spoke about the unprecedented volatility experienced by the energy markets, and led a workshop aiming at advising energy buyers on how deal with the risk of suppliers disappearing with hedges.
Gerard Reid on the main factors that have led to the volatility on energy prices
Gerard Reid is focused on empowering and accelerating change by advising organizations, industry leaders and global decision makers on the transition towards net-zero carbon emissions. Co-founder at Alexa Capital, he is also a Fellow at the Institute of the Environment at the University of Minnesota and a member of the Global Future Council on Advanced Energy Technologies at the World Economic Forum.
Gerard was the keynote speaker in our last Transatlantic Energy Conference, organized in Brussels on 28 April 2022 under the main theme 'Energy transition through the high peaks'. E&C Consultants profited from the occasion to ask Gerard about the current volatility of the energy markets and its impact for large energy consumers.