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23 - 25 April 2024
In person & on-demand recordingsOkura, Amsterdam

Alex Barnes
Director at Alex Barnes & Associates


Alex Barnes is an independent consultant specialising in energy market regulation and market design. He has over thirty years’ experience in the oil and gas sector, most of it spent in the liberalisation of gas and electricity markets. He has worked for a range of blue chip companies helping them manage the impacts of energy liberalisation. He has helped draft gas market rules as an industry representative on expert panels for the European Network of Transmission Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) and the European energy market regulator ACER. Since going independent in October 2019 he has worked with several clients on a range of subjects including hydrogen market development and regulation; competition, regulation and market developments in European natural gas markets; the EU “Fit for 55” Package; carbon pricing; and regulation of methane emissions. He is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: Infrastructure that is fit for future purpose: the key to the energy transition, managing volatility and flexibility: what kind of infrastructure do we need to decarbonize?

  • Chair’s opening remarks

  • Chair’s closing remarks