The Gas Value Chain Company

The “Affiliation” section covers a wide berth of relationships, straddling commercial cooperation agreements, shareholdings, memberships and pro bono academic engagements.

December 2016: Cooperation Agreement between ewi ER&S and GVC for maximum client benefit
GVC strengthens its quantitative and analytical firepower by consummating a Cooperation Agreement with the renowned ewi Energy Research & Scenarios gGmbH (ewi ER&S) availing some 35 highly skilled energy experts. This allows putting teams together on short notice and customized by skillset, experience and size conform the needs of the client and the issue at hand.

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ewi ER&S

ewi Energy Research & Scenarios gGmbH is a not-for-profit organization comprising a team of approximately 35 colleagues headed by Dr. Christina Elberg and Dr. Harald Hecking. Ewi raises its funding inter alia by revenues from research projects, analyses and expert reports for public and private clients.

ewi ER&S considers itself to be a “knowledge factory”, conducting practical, unbiased research with a strong foundation in energy economics. Besides using cutting-edge economic methods for theoretical economic analyses, ewi ER&S focuses on applying and developing quantitative methods. This includes detailed, computer-aided models of the European electricity and gas markets, as well as global energy markets such as coal and oil.

The cooperation agreement with ewi ER&S allows putting teams together on short notice and customized by skillset, experience and size conform the needs of the client and the issue at hand.

June 2016: GVC strengthens its gas advocacy engagement by joining Eurogas as the first member in the new category of “liaising members”

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Eurogas is the association representing the European gas wholesale, retail and distribution sectors. Founded in 1990, its members include 46 companies and associations from 24 countries. Eurogas represents the sectors towards the EU institutions and, as such, participates in the Madrid Gas Regulatory Forum, the Gas Coordination Group, the Citizens Energy Forum and other stakeholder groups. Its members work together, analysing the impact of EU political and legislative initiatives on their business and communicating their findings and suggestions to the EU stakeholders. The association also provides statistics and forecasts on gas consumption. For this, the association can draw on national data supplied by its member companies and associations.

October 2016: GVC extends its international network through a Cooperation Agreement with USEnergyStream

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US Energy Stream

Wolfgang has been a frequent speaker at US Energy Stream’s exclusive conferences in Washington D.C., London, Nicosia and Frankfurt. Conform the Cooperation Agreement, GVC acts as knowledge partner for US Energy Stream on a permanent basis, providing professional input regarding conference content and structure. Cooperation on specified projects is envisioned.

U.S. Energy Stream is a leading oil and gas advisory firm with offices in London, UK, Houston, TX, Washington, DC and Frankfurt, Germany. Its mission is to craft, develop, and implement growth strategies for the oil and gas industry. This is i.a. facilitated by organizing oil and gas conferences which deliver cutting edge information, combined with dedicated pivot on exclusivity and thoroughly researched agendas. Its consulting services provide a strategic interpretation of commercial and geopolitical risks relating to oil and gas resources, based on market intelligence.

Wolfgang is proud of his long-standing collaboration with the Energy Delta Institute as lecturer since its foundation in 2002

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Energy Delta Institute

Since its inception in 2002, Wolfgang has provided lectures to students at the EDI. What started as a “simple” energy value chain training course, has over time evolved into multiple renowned master programs, in collaboration with the University of Groningen.

The Energy Delta Institute (EDI) is an international energy business school. Through a rich variety of energy training courses and networking activities EDI prepares energy professionals for challenges they face in what is a dynamic environment. EDI was founded in 2002 by GasTerra B.V., N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie, OAO Gazprom, Shell and the University of Groningen. The energy community has come to appreciate EDI as a platform on which both partners and participants can exchange energy knowledge. The changing energy world is forcing companies to innovate in order to stay competitive. In addition, the energy sector faces the possibility of a growing shortage of qualified personnel over the coming decades. The sector has only one choice: to invest in knowledge.

EDI’s energy training programs and events respond to this urgent need, focusing on the economic, management, legal and geopolitical aspects of the energy business.