• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

David Black


Chief Executive Officer, Shell Energy Solutions

David Black is Chief Executive Officer of Shell Energy Solutions and brings over 25 years of gas, power and renewables experience in both Trading and Marketing roles.  David started his career at Natural Gas Clearinghouse (what would later become Dynegy) on the power trading desk and progressed to senior roles in Transmission and Trading.  David subsequently spent time at Duke Energy Trading and Fulcrum Energy in increasing roles of responsibility as both Term Power Trader and as VP of Marketing and Origination.  David also spent 8+ years at BG Group where he managed both gas and power marketing teams and assisted on LNG projects in North America until acquired by Shell.  David came to Shell as Vice President of Sales and Origination within Shell Energy North America where he had responsibility for wholesale and C&I marketing for gas, power and environmental products. David is Houston native and has an MBA, a Masters in Latin American Studies and a BA in Communications.  David is married to Karen Butera Black and has 2 children Michael and Ana.

Sessions With David Black

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 07:15am - 08:20am (CST) / 08/mar/2023 01:15 pm - 08/mar/2023 02:20 pm

    Texas Power Breakfast

    Power & Renewables
    The Public Utility Commission of Texas finalized an ambitious plan to reform one of the largest wholesale electricity markets in the United States. The historic market redesign intends to strengthen the long-term reliability of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) electric grid. At the same time, ERCOT faces an unprecedented period of uncertainty and change, driven by the energy transition, extreme weather events, rapidly growing electricity demand and more. The intersection of these developments raises essential questions for industry. How will the market reforms make the electric grid more resilient and reliable in the future? What are the opportunities and challenges for new investment in the region? And how will the electric industry bolster public trust in the electric grid?