Fundamentals of Hydrogen Technologies
Hydrogen, Markets, Storage, and Economic

January 30, 31, 2024 | Online

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Fundamentals of Hydrogen Technologies and Utility Applications

January 30, 2024 | Online :: Central Time

Hydrogen fuel can be efficiently produced as a petroleum byproduct or through electrolysis using electricity generated by a wide variety of sources, including renewable options like biogenic materials and renewable electricity. The utility sector can leverage hydrogen’s efficient, long-duration storage capabilities to enhance electric grid reliability and resilience while facilitating the transmission and distribution of renewable electricity.

EUCI’s Fundamentals of Hydrogen Technologies and Utility Applications course will examine the range of current hydrogen technologies and discuss the outlook on advances that will expand the possibilities for future applications as well as the required infrastructure to support future innovations.

Register now for this virtual course that highlights the potential of hydrogen technology along with consideration of the technical complexities, safety considerations, and real-world examples of current and future applications in industries ranging from utilities, transportation, marine, aviation and microgrids. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Review fuel cell operating principles and various fuel cell technologies
  • Discuss the future cost and performance trajectories for different fuel cell types
  • Compare major suppliers and manufacturing capacity in the electrolyzer market
  • Assess the methods of hydrogen production, transportation and storage, along with safety considerations
  • Explore hydrogen derivatives such as ammonia as power generation fuels
  • Examine current blending limits and the roadmap to achieving 100% hydrogen power in utility applications
  • Review updates on the latest hydrogen power project announcements, providing insights into the current state of the industry
  • Gain insights into the concept of hydrogen combined heat and power (CHP) in utility applications



9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Central Time

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. :: Introduction

  • Overview
  • Objectives

9:15 – 10:45 a.m. :: Overview of Hydrogen Technologies

  • Fuel cells:
    • Operating principles
    • Technologies
    • Advantages and limitations of different technologies
    • Major suppliers and manufacturing capacity
    • Future cost and performance trajectory for various fuel cell types
  • Reversible fuel cells/electrolyzers (the “hydrogen battery”)
    • Operating principles
    • Technologies
    • Advantages and limitations of different technologies
    • Major suppliers and manufacturing capacity
    • Future cost and performance trajectory for various types of electrolyzers

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. :: Morning Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Applications of Hydrogen in Various Sectors

  • Hydrogen as a climate solution
    • Challenges for hydrogen and climate (radiative forcing)
    • Opportunities for hydrogen as a climate solution
  • Hydrogen for improving air quality
    • Challenges for hydrogen and air quality
    • Opportunities for hydrogen to improve air quality
  • Hydrogen from natural gas (with and without CCS)
  • Nuclear hydrogen
  • Green hydrogen from methane pyrolysis
  • Technologies for hydrogen transport and storage
  • Safety considerations in hydrogen transport and storage
  • Segmenting the power generation market and identifying contrasting needs
  • Remote site hydrogen storage options (examples of technology options)
  • Hydrogen derivatives such as ammonia as power generation fuels

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. :: Lunch Break

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. :: Hydrogen Power Prospects for Utility Applications

  • Hydrogen vs. gas turbines: what’s different
  • Blending hydrogen and natural gas in turbines: operational and safety considerations
    • Current blending limits, and roadmaps to 100% hydrogen power
    • Gas blending examples at utility scale including current and future hydrogen blending timelines
  • Integrating green hydrogen with dispatchable power & storage
  • Update on hydrogen power project announcements
  • Coal to gas to hydrogen strategies and pathways
  • Hydrogen CHP (combined heat and power)
  • Utility-scale power generation using fuel cells
  • Distributed hydrogen in microgrid and remote power applications
  • Hybrid battery + fuel-cell systems

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. :: Open Discussion and Q & A

4:00 p.m. :: Course  Adjourns

Hydrogen: Technologies, Markets, Storage, and Economic Sustainability for Utilities

January 31, 2024 | Online :: Central Time

“EUCI provides a high quality product that is very useful in better understanding the energy market and increasing business acumen.” Sr. Director – Office of Clean Energy, FPL

“EUCI programs, speakers and content are consistently on point with industry developments and a valuable knowledge and shared experience resource.” Policy Advisor, Public Utility Commission of Nevada

In the current landscape of decarbonization, industries are actively assessing the economic viability of hydrogen as a key component in achieving ambitious climate goals. Utilities, energy investors, and project developers are actively engaged in evaluating the multifaceted economic aspects of hydrogen integration. As companies across various sectors strive to reduce emissions, they are not only considering environmental impacts but also focusing on the reliability and cost-effectiveness of hydrogen technologies. 

Hydrogen is now at the forefront of these discussions, given its potential to offer low-carbon solutions in a wide array of applications. It’s not just about reducing emissions; it’s about making sound economic decisions in the transition to a more sustainable energy landscape. 

This course, expertly instructed by Dr. Jack Brouwer, a renowned Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, is designed to provide the attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the intricate economic landscape surrounding hydrogen. By exploring real-world case studies and diving into the nuances of hydrogen economics participants will acquire the knowledge and insights needed to make informed decisions in this rapidly evolving field. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of fuel cells and electrolyzers, including their operating principles, types, and applications
  • Compare the different methods for hydrogen production, including fossil and biogenic sources
  • Develop the skills to analyze the competitive landscape for hydrogen power
  • Assess market dynamics, identify opportunities for growth, and understand the challenges, including limitations related to grid capacity
  • Acquire knowledge about production tax credits (PTC) and investment tax credits (ITC), as well as other similar incentives
  • Explore the concepts of Hydrogen Hubs (in the U.S.) and Hydrogen Valleys (in Europe) and their significance in the development of hydrogen infrastructure
  • Research various economic implications of different energy sources used in hydrogen production, such as grid mix electricity, renewable power, and nuclear power
  • Gain the skills to conduct life cycle analyses of hydrogen end-uses and transport/storage options, allowing for an understanding of the environmental impact of hydrogen utilization



9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Central Time

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. :: Overview of the Course

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. :: Review of Hydrogen Technologies and Applications

  • Fuel cells and electrolyzers
  • Chemical production means (fossil and biogenic)
  • Hydrogen storage and transport
  • Hydrogen end-use applications

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: The Markets, Technologies, and Growth Segments to Watch

  • Resilience use cases, including data centers, microgrids, construction sites
  • Other examples of hydrogen as enabler for electrification (example: vehicle charging)
  • Analyzing the competitive environment for hydrogen power
  • Limits to electrification, including grid capacity

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. :: International Investments in and Plans for Hydrogen

  • Summary of major plans for hydrogen around the world
    • China
    • Europe
    • UK
    • Australia
    • Japan
    • Korea
    • Canada
    • U.S.
    • other countries
  • Government’s role in adoption of hydrogen for energy security
  • Hydrogen Hubs (U.S.) & Hydrogen Valleys (Europe)
  • Production Tax Credits (PTC) and other similar incentives
  • Investment Tax Credits (ITC) and other similar incentives

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. :: Techno-Economic Analysis and Life Cycle Analysis of Hydrogen

  • Economics of hydrogen production
    • Fossil fuel (with and without CCS)
    • Biogenic
      • Digester gas
      • Biogenic waste gasification and pyrolysis
    • Electrolysis
      • Grid mix electricity
      • Renewable power
      • Nuclear power
    • Economics of hydrogen transportation and storage
      • Liquefaction and liquid storage
        • On-board storage options for transportation applications
        • Above-ground stationary storage options
      • Compression and gaseous storage
        • On-board storage options for transportation applications
        • Above-ground stationary storage options
        • Underground and geologic storage options
      • Pipelines
      • Truck Delivery (Gaseous & Liquid)
    • Life Cycle Analyses of hydrogen end-uses
    • Life Cycle Analyses of hydrogen transport and storage options
    • Economic Value of hydrogen in various end-uses
    • Economic Value of hydrogen transport and storage options

3:45 – 4:00 p.m. :: Review, Q&A

4:00 p.m. :: Conference Adjourns