Also in North America, hydrogen is now attached adequate weight. Technology-oriented California shifts up a gear and integrates the expansion into its legislation (SB-1369 Energy: Green Electrolytic Hydrogen). This spirit can also be found at the ENERGY STORAGE NORTH AMERICA (ESNA), taking place from 6 to 8 November 2018 in Pasadena, Los Angeles. ESNA 2018 features interesting hydrogen components in its trade fair and conference program.
Janice Lin California Energy Storage Alliance
Hydrogen storage is the key enabler to achieving very high renewable energy penetration because of its ability to provide multi day and seasonal energy storage.
With Senate Bill 100 now sitting on Governor Brown’s desk awaiting signature, the need for hydrogen energy storage has never been greater to help California achieve 100% zero emission electricity procurement by 2045, says Janice Lin, Co Founder and Executive Director California Energy Storage Alliance and Chair, Energy Storage North America.
The North American event of the WORLD of ENERGY STORAGE unites all drivers of the energy transition west of the Atlantic. An important part of the program is the workshop "Role of Renewable Hydrogen in Decarbonizing the Grid" organized by the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) on 6 November.
In addition to the benefits mentioned in the title, the focus is also on the potential of H2 as a geographically flexible storage medium and the role of green hydrogen in the transition to a zero-emission transport system in the future. As supporting partner of ESNA, the CHBC and the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) are promoting diversity in the e-mobility sector of the fair. So apart from EVs, hydrogen-powered vehicles and their impact on the energy sector will be presented.
Dr. Markus Forstmeier H-TEC SYSTEMS
Dr. Markus Forstmeier from H-TEC SYSTEMS, German manufacturer of integrated system solutions based on hydrogen explains:
With green hydrogen, it is possible to establish the decentralized supply of remote regions in an attractive manner. We are clearly seeing this trend in North America, and especially in environmentally conscious California, hydrogen mobility will certainly continue to grow quickly. Our parent company GP JOULE is already successfully involved with its own company and, of course, we are closely monitoring the evolving market conditions as well.
All program details of ESNA are available online; our local team will gladly answer any further questions.