Program

The agenda will be updated as it develops.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 – CHBC Member Day
(CHBC Members Only)

 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM CHBC Board of Directors Meeting (Directors and Staff only)
 12:00 PMRegistration Opens, Refreshments and Networking
1:00 PMWelcome to CHBC Member Day!
1:10 PM to 1:50 PMHydrogen Energy Storage and Renewable Hydrogen SAG Meeting
 2:00 PM to 2:40 PMHeavy Duty, Goods Movement and Clean Ports SAG Meeting
2:50 PM to 3:30 PMPublic Transport SAG Meeting
3:40 PM to 4:20 PM Advocacy Committee Meeting (all Members may observe)

  • Hydrogen Blending and Gas System Integration Initiative
  • RH2, Renewable Energy and Climate Initiative Advocacy Initiative
  • Hydrogen Fueling Station Buildout Advocacy Initiative
  • Heavy Duty Advocacy Initiative
4:30 PM to 5:00 PMMembership Committee
 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Members and Invited Speakers Only – Networking Reception [Location TBD]


Thursday, March 5, 2020 – California Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Summit Day 1

 7:00 AMRegistration and Networking with Refreshments
 8:30 AMSummit Welcome
8:35 AMOpening Keynote – Hydrogen as a Key Enabler to Advancing California’s Climate, Clean Energy, Clean Air and Resiliency Goals

  • Chair Mary Nichols, California Air Resources Board (invited)
9:00 AMLegislative Roundtable – What can the Legislature achieve in the 2020 session to advance the role of hydrogen to meet California’s Climate and Energy goals?

  • Moderator: Lorraine Paskett, Cambridge LCF
  • Senator Henry Stern (invited)
  • Assembly Member Laura Friedman (invited)
  • Senator Bob Archuleta (invited)
10:00 AMNetworking Break
10:20 AMKeynote: Getting to Neutral – Options for Negative Carbon Emissions in California

  • Dr. Steve Bohlen, Program Manager, Energy and Homeland Security, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
 10:30 AMRoundtable: Renewable Hydrogen as a Key Enabler: How to Transition from Fossil Fuels?

  • Moderator: Angelina Galiteva, Board of Governors, CAISO (invited)
  • Prof. Jack Brouwer, Director, National Fuel Cell Research Center 
  • Susan Fernandez, Director, Corporate Communications and Government Relations Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (invited)
  • Brian Goldstein, Executive Director, Energy Independence Now
  • Joe Lyou, President and CEO, Coalition for Clean Air
  • TBD, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
11:30 AMRoundtable: What are the Policy Challenges to Achieving Zero Carbon and Renewable Hydrogen Production at Scale and Reliable Supply at Low Cost?

  • Moderator: Diane Moss, Renewables 100 Policy Institute
  • Sean Ebnet, Lead Business Developer, Orsted
  • Tanya Peacock, Public Policy & Planning Manager, Southern California Gas Company
  • Elias Greenbaum, President, GTA, Inc.
  • Sandy Goldberg, Advisor to Commissioner Clifford Rechtschaffen, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Kip Lipper, Chief Policy Advisor for Energy and Environment for the California Senate Leader (invited)
12:30 PMNetworking Lunch – Catering by Magpie
 1:30 PMRoundtable: Zero Emission Heavy Duty Freight, Transit and Clean Ports: An Opportunity for Scaling Hydrogen Mobility and Infrastructure?

  • Moderator: Commissioner Patty Monahan, California Energy Commission
  • Nicolas Pocard, Director, Marketing, Ballard Power Systems
  • Katerina Robinson, Office of Senator Nancy Skinner
  • Kim Okafor, Manager of Zero Emission Solutions, Trillium – A Love’s Company
  • Edie Chang, Deputy Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board (invited)
  • Matt Miyasato, Deputy Executive Officer, Science & Technology Advancement, South Coast Air Quality Management District (invited)
  • TBD, AC Transit
 2:30 PMRoundtable: Providing Resiliency in a High Risk Energy Environment – What is the Role of Renewable Hydrogen and Fuel Cells?

  • Moderator: Katrina Fritz, Executive Director, California Stationary Fuel Cell Collaborative
  • Joyce Steingrass, Senior Utility Engineer, Resiliency & Microgrids, CPUC
  • Chris DiGiovanni, Manager, Gas Strategy, Policy & Development, PG&E
  • Allie Detrio, Microgrid Resources Coalition
  • David Erne, Smart Grid R&D, California Energy Commission (invited)
  • Dr. Sarah E. Brady, Deputy Director, California Council on Science and Technology (invited)
  • James Goldstene, Air Resources Board (invited)
3:30 PMNetworking Break with Refreshments
3:50 PMKeynote

  • Wade Crowfoot, California Secretary for Natural Resources (invited)
 4:00 PMRoundtable: Seeing the Forest for the Trees? A Holistic View of the Value of Hydrogen in the Energy System

  • Moderator: Jeff Reed – UC Irvine – Report to CEC on Renewable Hydrogen Pathways
  • Yuri Freedman, Senior Director, Business Development, Southern California Gas Company
  • Commissioner Cliff Rechtschaffen, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Gil Castillo, Senior Group Manager, Alternative Vehicle & Advanced Vehicle Strategy, Hyundai
5:00 PMAdjourn
 5:15 PM to 6:30 PMNetworking Reception – Mezzanine @ The Bank

Friday, March 6, 2020 – California Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Summit Day 2

 7:00 AMRegistration Opens and Refreshments
8:00 AMKeynote

  • Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis (invited)
8:30 AMRoundtable: Has the Ship Really Sailed? The Importance of Light Duty FCEVs in California and Beyond

  • Tyson Eckerle, Deputy Director of Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure in the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go Biz)
  • Steve Ellis, Manager, Fuel Cell Vehicle Marketing, American Honda Motor Company
  • Shane Stephens, Founder & Chief Development Officer, First Element Fuel (invited)
  • Andrew Martinez, Air Resources Engineer, California Air Resources Board (invited)
  • Julius McIntyre, Advisor, Office of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (invited)
 9:30 AMRoundtable: How to Decarbonize “Difficult to Electrify” Sectors? Hydrogen in Heavy Industry, Renewable Chemicals, Shipping and Aviation

  • Moderator: Thomas Koch Blank – Rocky Mountain Institute (invited)
  • Adamo Screnci, Head of Global Business Development Green Chemicals, Thyssenkrupp (invited)
  • David Allgood, Industrial Strategies Division, Air Resources Board
  • Val Miftakhov, ZeroAvia
  • Dr. Joseph Pratt, Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine (invited)
 10:30 AMNetworking Break with Refreshments
 11:00 AMRoundtable – Does Hydrogen Mean Business in California? – Current Market Developments and the Potential for Investment and Growth

  • Moderator: TBD, Navigant Research – A Guidehouse Company
  • Tom Soto, Diverse Communities Impact Fund
  • Steve Szymanski, Director of Business Development, Projects and Government, Nel Hydrogen
  • TBD, Shell
  • TBD, Hydrogen Council
 12:00 PMIndustry spokesperson to close out Summit and Attendee Discussion
12:30 PM Adjourn