Fundamentals of Hydrogen Technologies and Utility Applications

Fundamentals of Hydrogen Technologies and Utility Applications

March 1, 2023 | Online :: Pacific Time

Hydrogen fuel is readily available and efficiently produced as a petroleum byproduct or through electrolysis using energy generated by renewable sources. As a liquid or pressurized gas, it’s relatively easy to transport and quick to refuel, bypassing the long charge times required by today’s batteries. As hydrogen production continues to move to renewable sources, electrolyzers and fuel cells represent a promising option for powerful, efficient, 100% clean energy storage and distribution around the world. Developing the next generation of low-carbon energy systems that incorporate hydrogen requires an in-depth understanding of the technology pathways for production.

Hydrogen fuels cells combine hydrogen and oxygen, creating nothing but pure water as exhaust. By converting the chemical energy stored in the gasses into electrical energy, the energy can be harnessed to power electric drive motors, temporary storage batteries, or in a variety of other applications. Plans for hydrogen use in the mobility sector have been gaining interest but storage and logistic challenges currently mean that hydrogen may be better suited for large-scale commercial applications such as backup power generation, warehouse logistics (powering trucks, forklifts, pallet jacks and more), long-haul heavy-duty trucking, trains, planes, and mobile power generation.

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

  • Evaluate the market prospects for hydrogen power generation
  • Analyze the technology challenges in moving from gas to hydrogen-powered turbines
  • Discuss the current status of fuel cell power generation
  • Review hydrogen power projects that have been recently created or announced
  • Consider whether hydrogen power will replace centralized power generation or augment distributed power
  • Appraise the extent to which future energy mix scenarios and models include hydrogen power
  • Describe the technology, market drivers, and trends to watch for as the hydrogen economy scales up in response to the energy transition
  • Examine the prospects and potential of a variety of utility-scale hydrogen applications

Agenda

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 : Pacific Standard 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. :: Introduction

  • Overview
  • Objectives

Session 1:  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/electrolysers (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

Session 2:  Applications of Hydrogen in Various Sectors

  • The “Swiss Army Knife” of Climate Solutions
  • Hydrogen vs. natural gas (with CCS)
  • Nuclear hydrogen
  • Green hydrogen from methane pyrolysis
  • Government’s role in adoption of hydrogen for energy security
  • Technologies for hydrogen transport and storage
  • Economics of hydrogen transportation and storage
  • Safety considerations in hydrogen transport and storage
  • Segmenting the power generation market & identifying contrasting needs
  • Remote site hydrogen storage options (examples of technology options)
  • Hydrogen derivatives such as ammonia as power generation fuels

Session 3:  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

Session 4:  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

Instructor

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.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.

Register

Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event

REGISTER NOW FOR THIS EVENT:

Fundamentals of Hydrogen Technologies and Utility Applications

March 1, 2023 | 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)

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before January 27, 2023 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

CEUs

Credits

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EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this event

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must Log In each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course

Instructional Methods

Power Point presentations and open discussion will be used


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

Course CPE Credits: 7.0
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 Power & Gas Utility Leaders
  • Utility Grid Planning and Operation Specialists
  • Hydrogen Manufacturers/Developers
  • Renewable Energy Developers
  • Gas and Electricity Transmission Systems Operators/Distributors
  • Electrolysis Technology OEMs
  • Investors
  • Electrolysis Technology Providers
  • Engineering and Technical Consultants
  • Consultants
  • Hydrogen End-Users
  • State and Federal Agencies
  • City Planning Agencies
  • Research Organizations
  • Industry Associations and Bodies
  • Management Consultants

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