April 17, 2019

Energy: extinction of the dinosaurs… Petroleum Rex versus Nukeonosaurus?

The process was triggered on a large scale in the months following the Fukushima accident, with the German decision to decommission nuclear power plants. This dealt a devastating blow to the phase of excessive investment in traditional European utilities, an enthusiasm which had already cooled down considerably after the subprime crisis and the end of …

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Brexit and the energy market

Every day, energy market analysts comment, systematically and seemingly without any particular rules, on market movements and outlooks (bullish, bearish or stable) with respect to the expected BREXIT type (soft, hard, something in between, etc.) Thus, for example, any negative development on the outlook of the UK leaving with a deal will explain the bullish …

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French capacity certificates are being traded at €20K/MW for 2020 supply. EDF is securing the market

On 21 March, the first auction of capacity certificates for the 2020 year resulted in an exchange of 4.17 GW with a price of €20K/MW. This price remains consistent with 2019 prices (€17.365K/MW on average) and confirms the constant increase of the capacity price in France. According to our analysis, the margin of the supply/demand …

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Third Party Access to storage compensation for 2019: CRE decision of 14 March 2019

In its latest newsletter, the CRE [French Energy Regulatory Commission] provided an update on the 2019-2020 storage capacity auctions and published the storage compensation tariff component (‘storage compensation’) value applicable from 1 April 2019. The entirety of the natural gas storage capacity put up for auction was subscribed. The CRE underlined the success of the …

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“Decarbonization of the Energy and Transport sectors is arguably today’s main economic driver for the industry.”

Profesional Experience

His career started in civil engineering as a Project Manager in France, Martinique and Australia. Afterwards, he became the General Manager of a subsidiary in Venezuela. In 1992, he established Dalkia in Germany (district heating, cogeneration, and partnerships) and represented Véolia in Thailand. In 2000, he opened the commercial office of Endesa in France to take advantage of the liberalized retail market. From 2006, as a development Manager at Endesa France, he led Endesa’s plan for Combined Cycle generation in France and developed the wind and PV portfolio of Snet at the same time. Philippe Boulanger worked for 3 years at E.ON’s headquarters coordinating the company´s activities in France. He was strongly involved in the French hydro concession renewal project. As a Senior Vice President – Project Director at Solvay Energy Services from April 2012 to February 2014 he was in charge of the H2/Power to gas and European direct market access deployment projects. Philippe has been an HES expert since 2014.


Philippe Boulanger holds engineering degrees both from the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale des Ponts & Chaussées (France) and has a combined experience of more than 25 years in energy and infrastructure. In addition to English, Mr. Boulanger is fluent in French, German & Spanish.

Philippe Boulanger

Electricity Expert


“The world is changing. New investors pay particular attention to the energy sector while historical actors adapt their position to the market.”

Profesional Experience

Antonio started his career in the electricity sector in 1991 working as a member of staff for the General Manager of Sevillana de Electricidad (Spain). In 1997, he was in charge of the commercial regulation at Endesa Distribution. In 2000, he joined Endesa’s European M&A department. He was appointed CEO of Endesa Power Trading Ltd in 2003. He became Head of Energy Management for SNET, France, in 2004 and was appointed CEO of this company in 2008. In 2009, he held the position of Head of Corporate Development for E.ON France. In 2011, he founded Haya Energy Solutions (HES), a consulting firm which assists companies in optimizing their value chain: from strategy definition to day-to-day operations, based on a strong experience and understanding of the energy industry. From 2015 to 2018, Antonio was Chairman and CEO of 2 French CCGTs (2x410MW), owned by KKR. At the end of 2018, he joined Asterion Industrial Partners, a dedicated infrastructure investment fund, as an Operating Partner.


Antonio graduated from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros of Seville (Spain) and holds an MBA degree from Deusto University (Spain).

Antonio Haya