Andy Barrett

S&P Global

Senior Advisor, Global Gas & Power, Energy

Andy Barrett, Senior Advisor, Global Gas & Power, Energy, S&P Global, has an extensive background in the international energy business, previously with broad senior careers in Shell and BG. As a founding Executive Vice President with the BG Group, he had responsibility for multiple regional operations upstream and downstream, together with leadership for the strategy, business development, electric power, and regulatory functions, and he led BG’s major entry into Brazil. Since 2001 Dr. Barrett has led a wide range of IHS Markit's energy consulting studies for governments and for major upstream and downstream gas, independent power producers, and utilities in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia. He has led multiple national energy master-plan and policy studies. He co-headed the IHS Energy Policy Dialogue with the EU and key European stakeholders/NGOs and has coauthored major reports on the future of global and European gas and LNG, the future of Middle East energy, financing European renewables, new business models for the electricity sector, and three updates on “Sound European Energy Policy” focused around the EU initiatives. Dr. Barrett co-wrote the chapter “Alleviating Energy Poverty in Africa” for the 2014 book Energy Poverty: Global Challenges and Local Solutions. He is an Adjunct Professor with the Haskayne Business School (University of Calgary), contributing to their energy executive MBA program. He holds a number of directorships of midsize European energy and service companies and acts as an operating partner for a large private equity firm. Dr. Barrett is qualified with the Institute of Chemical Engineers, is an alumnus of Wharton Business School, and holds a PhD from Oxford University.

Sessions With Andy Barrett

Tuesday, 8 March

Thursday, 10 March

  • 07:30am - 08:35am (CST) / 10/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 02:35 pm

    Africa: Power to the people

    Panel Power & Renewables
    The challenges facing sub-Saharan African power are well known: access, reliability, delivered cost, and sources of funding. Overlaying these fundamentals are the pressures and opportunities associated with the global energy transition. The combination makes for complicated choices in investments and trade-offs for priorities between generation from fossil fuels, large-scale hydro and other renewables, transmission reinforcement and off-grid/captive solutions, fossil plant upgrades or retirements, and site re-purposing; national supply security and regional interconnected trade; and the market models needed to underpin them. How are key African stakeholders weighing these challenges? How could their decisions align or differ from what is happening in other more-developed regions?
  • 04:00pm - 04:30pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 10:00 pm - 10/mar/2022 10:30 pm

    H2 Collaboration & Partnerships

    Presentation Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    Partnerships and technology sharing will be key to navigating the new map of hydrogen. Companies are entering strategic partnerships and joint ventures that allow sharing of physical and intellectual property. What can be done to accelerate this development?

  • 05:30pm - 06:30pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 11:30 pm - 11/mar/2022 12:30 am

    Hydrogen Hub Wrap Up: Talking Heads

    Reception Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    A wrap-up discussion of the inaugural Hydrogen Hub.