H2Power

Connecting the hydrogen and energy communities to accelerate emerging hydrogen applications and explore their potential benefits.

A collaboration between SEPA and EPRI.
June 15 - 16, 2021
Virtual
Hydrogen is not new, but emerging low-carbon and carbon-free applications make it a powerful potential option to achieve carbon reduction goals. The energy sector must prepare for what comes next. Start here by connecting with the energy and the hydrogen community.

H2Power Is a Collaboration Between


Education

Content showcasing the benefits and applications of hydrogen
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Topics:

  • Regulator/stakeholder engagement
  • Impacts on complementary sectors like natural gas
  • Benefits to consumers
  • Emerging grid-integrated revenue streams

Hydrogen Energy Experts

Including technology providers, solution providers and utilities

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Agenda
All times shown are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
  • Tuesday, June 15
  • Wednesday, June 16
  • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
    Opening General Session: The Road to a Net-Zero Energy Future will be Paved by Great Innovations
    Implementing a clean and modern energy system is not possible with traditional planning and today’s generation profile. This need to innovate has already spurred the adoption of energy storage and beneficial electrification and many are now considering how and when hydrogen will play a substantial role. In this opening general session, a panel of experts will align today’s interests with a practical vision of how hydrogen can influence our energy system over the next 15 years and beyond.
    • Daniel Brooks
      Vice President, Integrated Grid and Energy Systems
      EPRI
      Speaker
    • Eric Miller
      Senior Advisor, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office
      U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
      Speaker
    • Joe Hoagland
      VP, Innovation & Research
      TVA
      Speaker
    • Julia Hamm
      President and CEO
      SEPA
      Moderator
    • Paul Browning
      President and CEO
      Mitsubishi Power
      Speaker
  • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    Breakout Session One | Short Term Perspectives: Fundamental Opportunities
    What are the short-term market drivers and opportunities for hydrogen that you should be thinking about today, from efforts to blend hydrogen with natural gas to late breaking results from utility pilot programs?
    • Joseph Stekli
      Program Manager, LCRI
      EPRI
      Speaker
    • Fahd Hashiesh
      Group VP - Global Hydrogen and Power Quality Segment Leader
      Hitachi ABB Power Grids
      Speaker
    • Lola Infante
      Senior Advisor, External Relations and Strategic Initiatives
      EPRI
      Moderator
    • Yuri Freedman
      Senior Director of Business Development
      Southern California Gas Company
      Speaker
  • 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
    Breakout Session Two | Fueling the Future of Industry
    Across North America, jurisdictions are investigating how to power transportation fleets and fuel high-BTU heat/manufacturing for a clean and modern energy system. Many have established infrastructure for delivering natural gas resources effectively. So, what does the push to reduce emissions mean to these complementary sectors, and how can hydrogen address these complicated challenges?
    • Dave Edwards
      Director and Advocate for Hydrogen Energy
      Air Liquide
      Speaker
    • Rolf Nordstrom
      President and CEO
      Great Plains Institute
      Moderator
    • Sydnie Lieb
      Energy & Environmental Policy Manager
      Xcel Energy
      Speaker
    • Vinayaka Nakul Prasad
      Manager Corporate Strategy - Global Hydrogen Lead
      Siemens Energy
      Speaker
  • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
    Breakout Session Three | Ramping Up: Incorporating Hydrogen Opportunities into Medium and Long Term
    How should we be planning on the 5-10-15 year road map of opportunities for hydrogen and how might critical assumptions - based on cost forecasts, policy, and technology development - change?
    • Daryl Wilson
      CEO
      Hydrogen Council
      Moderator
    • Katherine Ayers
      Vice President, Research and Development
      Nel Hydrogen US
      Speaker
    • Nick Irvin
      Director of Research and Development; Strategy, Advanced Nuclear, and Crosscutting Technology
      Southern Company
      Speaker
    • Sandra Safro
      Practice Group Coordinator | Oil, Gas & Resources
      K&L Gates
      Speaker
  • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    Breakout Session Four | Clearing Congestion: Proactive Collaboration and Regulatory Innovation
    Effectively incorporating stakeholder and regulator support into long-term planning is critical for implementing new and innovative solutions. This session will equip industry professionals with best practices that encourage stakeholder collaboration and regulatory commitment with examples from recent case studies.
    • Chris Schroeder
      Vice President, Strategic Solutions
      SEPA
      Moderator
    • John Lochner
      Vice President, Innovation
      NYSERDA
      Speaker
    • Kimberly Denbow
      Managing Director Security and Operation
      American Gas Association
      Speaker
  • 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
    Closing General Session | The Role of Hydrogen in the Energy System of the Future
    This forward-looking session will identify and investigate the intersection of the knock-on-effect beyond the electric and gas industries, including new revenue streams and benefits to consumers.
    • Jigar Shah
      Director
      DOE Loan Programs Office
      Speaker
    • Nancy Sutley
      Senior Assistant General Manager of External & Regulatory Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer
      LADWP
      Speaker
    • Neva Espinoza
      VP, Energy Supply and Low-Carbon Resources
      EPRI
      Moderator
    • Tue Johannessen
      Head of Maritime Application & Viability
      Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping
      Speaker
    • Xiaoting Wang
      Specialist
      BloombergNEF
      Speaker

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