Graham Weale Speaker

Graham Weale

Expert on Future of Energy and Professor of Energy Economics

Graham Weale is a leading expert on Energy Transitions both in Europe and the USA.

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Graham Weale's 2022 biography

About Graham Weale

Graham Weale has a deep understanding of their political, economic and technological dimensions and has the mission to explain how the end-goals can be achieved at the lowest cost to society. Weale has the ability to highlight the tough issues which politicians seek to avoid and to explain the challenges of such transitions in a way which is illuminating both to experts & laymen.

Between 2007 and 2016 Weale was Chief Economist at RWE AG, Germany’s largest power generator and helped navigate the company through the German Energiewende (the move out of nuclear power into renewables). He therefore has extensive insight into the operations, challenges and political pressures on large European power companies operating a range of power plants in different countries.

Beforehand he was Director of European Services for IHS Global Insight (now IHS Markit), one of the world’s leading energy and economic consultancies. Whilst his most recent experience focused on Europe’s electricity system, at Global Insight he covered gas and coal extensively and was frequently engaged as an Expert Witness at high-profile gas contract arbitrations. He began his energy career with ExxonMobil in supply and refining.

Weale therefore has first-hand experience of all the major forms of energy. The combination of his technical and commercial background enables him to offer unique insights into the junction of these two disciplines. In the late 1980s he was credited as the first energy expert to highlight the potential of the Combined Cycle Gas plant as a major source of power generation in Europe.

Weale has also worked as advisor to the European Commission and other European Governments and served (2016-17) as Senior Advisor to the Energy Transitions Commission. He has been a guest speaker at the leading Think Tanks and other major conferences in Europe and the USA. He was appointed Honorary Professor of Energy Economics at the Ruhr University Bochum in 2015 in recognition of his wide contributions in the field. He is also a Committee Member for the Chaire Electricité at the Université Paris-Dauphine. He has a physics degree from Oxford University, an MBA and MSc in Systems Engineering.

Graham Weale's 2022 talks & topics

Company Business Models to Drive the energy Transition

This presentation starts with some exciting game-changing decisions which large companies have announced. It next looks at the decarbonisation business models of six leading companies – Enel, Ørsted, Shell, TotalEnergies, Volkswagen and Tesla. Finally it focusses on the EU € 250 bn investment value chain in 2030 and suggests which companies – European and foreign – will capture different parts of it – renewables, hydrogen, batteries and charging stations.

The European Green Deal – the Energy to Make it Work

This highly ambitious project to reduce Europe’s emissions by 55% from 1990 to 2030 can only work if energies of different types are all targeted at the goal. The presentation looks at five different aspects of “energy”, all of which need careful coordination: political energy, clean energy, less energy, cheap energy and winning energy. It shows a plausible path to the goal and suggests which companies and countries will come out on top.

Hydrogen as Successor to Natural Gas – Economic, Technical and Contractual Challenges

There is no shortage of hydrogen strategies or projects at the planning stage, but most of these are waiting for the host government to announce plans to subsidise both investment and operating costs. This presentation looks at a selection of projects announced together with the alternative forms of subsidy. It then considers the necessary long-term contractual arrangements (analogous to those for gas imports) and the need for reliable off-take partners. It concludes with a plausible timeline for the roll-out of production and imports for Europe up to 2040.

Inspiration from Germany’s Reallabore – Exploiting Synergy to the Limits

This presentation looks at six of the most innovative projects at a commercial scale which are supported by the Germany government to help decarbonise the country. It explains how they exploit the synergies of several different elements – renewable energy, hydrogen production, carbon capture and storage, use of the by-products (oxygen and waste heat) in industry, for transport and also buildings. One project shows how “fifth generation” district-heating can be used to reduce primary energy demand for a building block by 80% and the customer bill by 20%.

From Geological to Meteorological Dominance – a Move towards a new World Order

As the world moves into using green energy those countries which are rich in low-cost renewable resources will take the place of fossil-fuel producers. This presentation suggests how the geographical pattern of energy production will change and the implications for geo-politics. It further considers whether such energy (e.g hydrogen) will be exported over long distances or instead act as a magnet for energy-intensive industry and concludes with a summary of current large-scale projects.

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