Sylvain Cognet-Dauphin

S&P Global

Senior Director, Power & Renewables

Mr. Cognet-Dauphin is responsible for the fundamental analysis of power markets across Europe to support asset valuation, retainer services, and Multiclient Studies. Prior to joining S&P Global, Mr. Cognet-Dauphin was chief analyst at ENGIE’s Center of Expertise in Economic and Modeling Studies, where he managed a team of consultants in charge of energy demand assessments, French energy policy and regulation, and operational optimization and analytics studies. He also directed long-term power and gas market assessment for France, Turkey, and African countries. Before ENGIE, Mr. Cognet-Dauphin was senior principal researcher at IHS Markit, where he contributed to consulting assignments related to power and gas markets in the Middle East, North Africa, and Wider Europe. Mr. Cognet-Dauphin holds a master’s degree from Ecole de Mines de Paris, France, and attended corporate finance executive education programs at the London Business School, United Kingdom.

Sessions With Sylvain Cognet-Dauphin

Wednesday, 9 March

Thursday, 10 March

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

    Thermal Assets: Supply gap for power generation?

    Panel Power & Renewables

    The decarbonization of the power sector will transform the role of thermal assets. Increasing renewable penetration will reduce the need for thermal generation. At the same time, thermal plants will remain necessary in the medium term to back up variable renewables and ensure supply security. How will decarbonization impact thermal plants’ operation and business? How will new developments allow conventional thermal technologies (hydrogen, carbon capture, bioenergy) to remain part of a low-carbon power system? 

  • 09:30am - 10:00am (CST) / 10/mar/2022 03:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 04:00 pm

    Nuclear: Ready to Power the Hydrogen Economy

    Panel Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    Referred to as either pink or yellow, nuclear power provides a stable source of electricity to produce hydrogen. Can hydrogen production provide a new source of revenue for existing nuclear plants? Can new nuclear provide a thermochemical production option?

  • 10:30am - 11:15am (CST) / 10/mar/2022 04:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 05:15 pm

    Hydrogen 101: The power of hydrogen


    Session description coming soon.

  • 04:35pm - 05:15pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 10:35 pm - 10/mar/2022 11:15 pm

    Developing Low-carbon Generation

    Panel Transportation & Mobility/Electrification (EVs/built environment) Power & Renewables

    As more intermittent generation resources are added to the electric power system and thermal and nuclear assets are retired, firm and flexible generation resources are becoming scarcer. Meanwhile, reliability is being challenged by the increasing occurrence of extreme weather. How will power prices and ancillary service markets evolve over time? What does it mean for utilities and developers that are looking to maximize the value of their investments? What technologies and resources can capture the most value in a low-carbon power market?