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Post-COVID Recovery in the U.S. Power & Gas Markets

As more countries and markets open up after COVID lockdowns and restrictions, how will U.S. Power and Natural Gas markets be impacted? 

In this recent webinar, a panel of experts from Refinitiv, IIR Energy, and Yes Energy discussed post-COVID recovery and its impacts on U.S. power and gas markets.

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Discussion points included:

  • What were the impacts on the value of ISO/RTO congestion contracts during the COVID-related restrictions?
  • Do we see longer-term consequences in terms of a contraction in participation in U.S. power markets?
  • What is the state of U.S. Gas production, and how has it changed during the pandemic?
  • How did COVID-19 impact the U.S. Gas Export market, and what are its prospects over the next 6-12 months?
Meet our speakers
Polina Kaplun
Account Manager

Polina Kaplun joined us at Refinitiv after a career in the financial services industry, most recently at Jefferies Group. Polina’s role at Refinitiv, as part of the Customer Connect team is focusing on relationships with the existing client base, providing client centric services.

Polina has a wealth of knowledge in both Fixed Income and Commodities space and is a valued member of Refinitiv team.

She resides in New York.
Reza Haidari
Director ‒ Power, Gas, Carbon, Coal

Reza Haidari currently serves as Director of Power, Gas, Coal, and Carbon at Refinitiv – and is based in New York City. As business owner of the global power, gas, coal, and carbon markets, Reza directs strategy and has direct responsibility for increasing customer satisfaction, growing revenue and taking market share. Previously, Reza was Director of Global Natural Gas & LNG Research at Refinitiv, whereby he led research and modeling capabilities across teams of analysts focused on North America and European Natural Gas markets as well as Global LNG. Under Reza’s guidance the Refinitiv gas research team consistently ranked among the best fundamental forecasters in the US.

Before Refinitiv (formerly the Financial & Risk business of Thomson Reuters), Reza was a Senior Natural Gas Analyst at Point Carbon, where he and his team developed Gas Market Trader North America, a fundamentals-based analytics trading tool for natural gas traders and analysts. Reza started his career in energy as an Oil and Natural Gas Analyst in the Financial Advisory Group of IHS PFC Energy where he focused on oil and gas market analysis for financial-sector clients. Reza has served as a faculty advisor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) advising graduate students on a project focused on forecasting long-term US natural gas prices for one of the largest US asset management firms. He frequently makes presentations about natural gas markets to domestic and international audiences.

Reza completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia in Chemistry and graduate studies in International Relations and Economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Britt Burt
Vice President, Power Research
Industrial Info Resources (IIR)

Britt Burt, is Vice President of Research-Power Industry, for IIR Energy and Industrial Info Resources. Britt manages and directs global research activities relating to both the traditional power markets as well as captive power production inside other industry sectors. Under his supervision his team of researchers, identify and validate key details on capital spending programs, planned & unscheduled outage events, and in depth information on power generation and other supporting equipment.

Prior to joining Industrial Info Resources in 1988, Mr. Burt was employed by Brown & Root, Inc, Zachry Construction Corporation and Bay Offshore Limited.
Isaac Velander
Founder and VP of Product
Yes Energy

Isaac Velander is a founder and the VP of Product at Yes Energy. His nearly two decades in the power markets have focused on delivering products that reduce the friction to market participation and increase the transparency into the mountains of data that the markets produce. When he's not in front of his laptop, he's out in the mountains of Colorado with his wife and son.

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