Hydrogen Energy Storage and Renewable Hydrogen

Mission Statement
To educate stakeholders, mainly policymakers, by providing information and resources on hydrogen energy storage technology, in support of CPUC Energy Storage decisions and California’s strong renewable energy goals, which can be cost-effectively reached with reliable storage technology. In 2016, the SAG will convene, collaborate and communicate in two areas of hydrogen produced from renewable energy, and the role of hydrogen in energy storage, power to gas, and grid services by providing information and resources to stakeholders and policymakers.
 
Objectives
The Hydrogen Energy Storage Committee works in support of the following main objectives:
  • Achieve awareness of the option of hydrogen for energy storage with California regulatory bodies, state agencies, legislators and other decision makers
  • Build the analytical understanding of the role that hydrogen can play in managing increasing penetrations of renewable energy
  • Build relationships with key California and national stakeholder groups that can help build awareness of the role of HES
  • Enable the eligibility of hydrogen in existing funding vehicles and develop new mechanisms, where appropriate, for state support of HES in member driven projects and for expansion of CHBC HES capability,  including SGIP and EPIC

2016 Objectives

The Hydrogen Energy Storage Committee works in support of the following main objectives:

  • Develop a critical mass of utilities and companies engaged with utilities in the CHBC.
  • Engage in ongoing California energy storage discussions and report development lead by other entities
  • Achieve awareness of the option of hydrogen for energy storage with California regulatory bodies, state agencies, legislators and other decision makers
  • Build the analytical understanding of the role that hydrogen can play in managing increasing penetrations of renewable energy
  • Build relationships with key California and national stakeholder groups that can help build awareness of the role of HES
  • Enable the eligibility of hydrogen in existing funding vehicles and develop new mechanisms, where appropriate, for state support of HES in member driven projects and for expansion of CHBC HES capability, including SGIP and EPIC 

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Background
2013 marked the inaugural year for the Hydrogen Energy Storage (HES) Committee. The Committee, was created to address the increasingly important role energy storage will play in the state’s future energy mix. HES has the potential to become a significant business opportunity in California, as the state moves to an ever increasing use of renewable energy, currently set for 33% by 2020. Recognition for the unique role that hydrogen energy storage can play is the focus of that work, by helping to manage the intermittency of the dominant renewables, in addition to broader grid management.

The most recent milestone includes the release of the white paper on power to gas: “Power-To-Gas: The Case for Hydrogen,” outlining the feasibility and economics of energy storage solutions using hydrogen and methane as energy carriers. Among many other actions, the Group is currently, most notably, involved in the CPUC’s Rulemaking 15-03-011, which is concerning the policy and implementation refinements to the Energy Storage Procurement Framework and Design Program (D.13-10-040, D.14-10-045) and related Action Plan of the California Energy Storage Roadmap.

 
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