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

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

January 31, 2024 | Online :: Central Time

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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


Wednesday, January 31, 2024 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Course Timing

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


Dr. Jack Brouwer, PhD, is Chancellor’s Fellow Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. He also serves as Director of the Clean Energy Institute at UC Irvine. Dr. Brouwer is an energy system dynamics expert with research interests in renewable energy systems; dynamic simulation and control; energy system thermodynamics, design, and integration; electrochemical conversion devices and systems such as fuel cells, electrolyzers and batteries; hydrogen production, storage and conversion systems; hydrogen transmission, distribution, and dispensing; and electrochemical reactions with concurrent heat, mass and momentum transfer.  Prof. Brouwer obtained his M.S. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UCI and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at MIT.

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

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Hydrogen: Markets, Storage, and Economic Sustainability for Utilities

January 31, 2024 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 895.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 3,580.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 6,265.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 10,740.00 (40% discount)

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January 30, 2024 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 895.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 3,580.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 6,265.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 10,740.00 (40% discount)

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Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

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Instructional Methods

Case Studies, Panel Discussions and PowerPoint presentations

Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

Course CPE Credits: 6.5
There is no prerequisite for this Course.
Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Advanced Preparation: None

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Who Should Attend

  • Electric & Gas Utility Leaders
  • Utility Grid Planning and Operation Specialists
  • Hydrogen Manufacturers/Developers
  • Renewable Energy Developers
  • Electrolysis Technology OEMs
  • Gas and Electricity Transmission Systems Operators/Distributors
  • Green Hydrogen Manufacturers/Developers
  • Engineering and Technical Consultants
  • Management Consultants
  • Hydrogen End-Users
  • Government and Research Organizations
  • Policy Makers and Regulators
  • Climate Specialists
  • Hydrogen Technology Providers
  • Investors
  • Management Consultants