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Navigating today's energy and commodities regulatory landscape

The Energy Solutions Council

The energy industry poses complex risk, compliance, and regulatory challenges that test the experience of even the most seasoned executives. The Energy Solutions Council provides industry leaders in the commodities transacting, regulatory risk, and compliance segments with a venue to share experiences and collaborate on solutions.

Overview of The Energy Solutions Council

Navigating today's energy and commodities industries presents many complex risk and compliance hurdles that challenge even the most seasoned executives.

Enter The Energy Solutions Council, an industry forum for leaders in the energy risk and compliance sectors to gather, connect, share thoughts, and develop solutions that help address current industry challenges. The mission ofThe Energy Solutions Council is simple: It seeks to identify, discuss, and develop leading practices that address key problems facing the energy industry through the exchange of ideas in a roundtable forum.

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Prospective and current members may email us at energysolutionscouncil@deloitte.com with questions.

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Participants in The Energy Solutions Council

Participants in The Energy Solutions Council are industry thought
leaders who value open discussion, exchanging points of view, and innovation through collaboration. These executives have many years of combined experience addressing risk, regulatory, and compliance issues that confront companies related to the energy industry.

Benefits of participation:
  • Representing the interests of their companies in the development of benchmarks and leading practices in energy compliance and risk related areas
  • Opportunities to drive the generation of thought leadership addressing risk and compliance topics in energy related industries

The energy and commodities transacting industries pose complex risk, compliance, and regulatory challenges that test the experience of even the most seasoned executives. The Energy Solutions Council provides industry leaders with a venue to share experiences and collaborate on solutions:

  • Learning about current issues from knowledgeable participants and guests including regulators, educators, specialists, and vendors
  • Networking with other leaders in the energy industry sector
  • Collaborating via industry-specific working groups on the development of thought leadership
  • Strengthening their voice in the market

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Participants have the opportunity to participate on various committees that facilitate surveys and collaborate on the development of thought leadership.
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Meetings

The Energy Solutions Council hosts four in-person sessions annually at various locations both in Houston and in Washington, DC. At least two of these meetings are held in Deloitte offices, which includes meetings at our Center for Energy Solutions in Houston. Other sessions may be hosted at the offices of our participants.

Given the velocity at which the risk and compliance environments change, The Energy Solutions Council will hold dialogues between sessions to facilitate discussion of pertinent topics and encourage participant engagement.

The agendas for both the in-person and remote sessions are driven largely by participant input as well as current industry topics and challenges.

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Thought leadership

In addition to connecting with others in the industry, participants have the opportunity to participate on various industry-specific working groups that facilitate surveys and collaborate on the development of thought leadership. These documents are hosted on a secure web portal with restricted access.

While not the primary driver of content, Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory’s position in the industry and experience publishing highly regarded thought leadership makes it well-suited to support the participants in the development of industry-leading white papers, surveys, and other similar material. During a typical year, The Energy Solutions Council will publish two to three thought leadership pieces.

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Gain insights from Deloitte regulatory thought leadership, helping you to identify and manage the impact of complex regulations to your organization.
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Next steps

To maintain the high quality and efficacy of the program, participation in The Energy Solutions Council is offered on an invitation-only basis. Information regarding participant dues and standard contractual terms may be obtained by contacting one of our leaders listed below.

The Energy Solutions Council creates value through the collaboration and coordination of its participants. This is where Deloitte professionals can add value. We endeavor to create a community of energy risk and compliance leaders—all to help you achieve meaningful results.

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To maintain quality and efficacy, participation in The Energy Solutions Council is offered on an invitation-only basis.

Reach out to the team

Mike Prokop
Managing director | Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory
+1 713 982 2998
mprokop@deloitte.com

Mike is a leader in Deloitte’s Energy Regulatory & Compliance practice. He has over thirty years of experience with risk and regulatory compliance, credit, clearing, and exchange as well as physically traded and brokered instruments. He is recognized across the industry for having a deep personal and professional network of market participants, market operators and regulators, and he is able to provide a distinct perspective on the needs and opportunities that exist at the intersection of these parties. Mike is a former board member of the CCRO and currently serves on the CFTC’s EEMAC.

Mike Prokop

Howard Friedman
Managing director | Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory
+1 713 982 3065
hfriedman@deloitte.com

Howard is a managing director with nearly 20 years of experience in the energy industry. His experience includes leading and working on enterprise and regulatory compliance matters, risk management, strategic planning, and change management projects across trading, risk control, finance, and internal audit operations. He has worked with more than two dozen different clients on FERC, NERC, CFTC, RTO/ISO, and state-level compliance issues in the wholesale and retail energy markets. This work has included compliance program development, policy and procedure development, transaction surveillance program development, swap dealer readiness, assistance with responding to regulatory sanctions and directives, organizational transformation, compliance incident root cause analysis, GRC system deployment, and operating model development/implementation.

Howard Friedman

Paul Campbell
Principal | Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory
+1 713 982 4156
paulcampbell@deloitte.com

Paul leads Deloitte & Touche LLP’s energy Regulatory and Risk Consulting services for the Governance, Regulatory, & Risk Strategies practice. With more than 20 years of experience, Paul assists energy industry and federal government clients with regulatory compliance, energy and commodity trading risk, trade surveillance, credit, quantitative analytics, technology, and business processes. He also leads Deloitte’s regulatory compliance, Dodd-Frank, FERC, and NERC efforts.

Paul Campbell

Adam Cornelius
Senior consultant | Deloitte & Touche LLP
+ 1 713 855 1276
acornelius@deloitte.com

Adam works in Deloitte’s Regulatory & Compliance practice. He has worked with both oil and gas and power and utilities clients in a number roles including Dodd-Frank support and implementation, compliance gap assessments, controls assessments, internal audit, and testing. His experience has given him great exposure to front, middle, and back office processes at trading entities, and is familiar with commodity trading systems and deal processes. He has a Master of Science in information technology, a Master of Accountancy, and a Master of Business Administration with a focus in finance from MIT Sloan. His diverse experience has allowed him to understand new systems or processes quickly and how they integrate into a business.

Adam Cornelius
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