December 2 CHBC Briefing: The Interplay between Electricity, Hydrogen and Natural Gas

The curtailment of renewable generation has increased significantly over the last few years in California, and is starting to affect the deployment of new renewable generation. Hydrogen can provide a lot of value, as an energy storage medium, transportation fuel, and to firm up the grid and increase resiliency, especially when produced from low-cost electricity.


This briefing will discuss the opportunity and existing challenges for hydrogen to play a stronger role in the expansion of renewables deployment.

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2380864206251379215

10:00 am             Welcome and Introduction

• Sara Fitzsimon Nelson, Policy Director, CHBC

10:05 am             Opening Remarks – Renewables Expansion and Curtailment in California – A Role for Hydrogen?

• Angelina Galiteva, Chair, Board of Governors, CAISO

10:15 am             Keynote: How the Gas and Electric Grid Benefit from Integration and Hydrogen Energy

• Jamie Randolph, Gas Wholesale Marketing and Business Development, PG&E

10:30 am            Roundtable – The Opportunity to Combat Curtailment and Accelerate Renewables Deployment via Hydrogen

Moderator: Sara Fitzsimon Nelson, Policy Director, CHBC

• Viraf Soroushian, Director, 8 Minute Solar

• Steve Szymanski, Director of Business Development, Projects and Government, Nel Hydrogen

• Tom Brill, Of Counsel, Greenberg Traurig

• Tanya Peacock, Director of Government Relations, Bloom Energy

• Jamie Randolph, Gas Wholesale Marketing and Business Development, PG&E

11:30 am Close-out