Green Hydrogen 101

Green Hydrogen 101

December 7-8, 2021 | Online :: Central Time


Green hydrogen as a clean energy resource has attracted the attention of governments and businesses worldwide, and has become a central part of many nations’ decarbonization plans. 2021 has already been a defining year for green hydrogen development with a marked increase in deals in the past few months. The strategic implementation of green hydrogen could revolutionize value chains in the energy industry. Green hydrogen could fuel vehicles, be used for heating, and be used in industries that have no economically viable alternative to fossil fuels. But without a strategic route to green hydrogen at scale, these efforts toward hydrogen implementation won’t contribute to net zero targets.

This seminar brings together leading utilities, developers and industry experts to explore the regulatory and economic implications of green hydrogen, plus the fundamentals of production, storage and distribution.

Register now for your opportunity to get up-to-the-minute data from leading experts on how the energy industry can capitalize on the potential of green hydrogen.

Learning Outcomes

This course will provide attendees an opportunity to:

  • Review the basics of hydrogen, the differences between green, gray, and blue hydrogen and its production, cost, application, and use
  • Identify the market opportunities & challenges facing companies looking to adopt green hydrogen
  • Explore government policies, programs & incentives to combat climate change including green hydrogen
  • Assess the different uses & applications of green hydrogen
  • Examine the business case for green hydrogen
  • Evaluate the rapidly growing landscape to a green hydrogen economy
  • Discover how emerging technologies can play a role in improving the economics of hydrogen supply
  • Hear examples of the projects, business models, and deployment approaches being developed and used in the US and Canada


Tuesday, December 7, 2021 : Central Time

8:50 – 9:05 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:05 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Course Timing


9:05 – 10:35 a.m. :: Introduction & Market Overview

Green hydrogen has been identified as one resource that could play a major role in grid decarbonization efforts and transform the power, distributed energy, transportation industries and more.  This session will provide an overview of the hydrogen landscape – grey, blue, green hydrogen and their differences, current policy and regulatory framework, drivers and barriers behind the use of hydrogen, various players & key stakeholders, technologies, its potential, and the role green hydrogen will play in future energy systems. 

Katy Perry, Deputy VP-New Energy Business, Siemens Energy

10:35 – 10:55 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:55 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. :: Producing Green Hydrogen Through Water Electrolysis- Comparing Electrolyzer Technologies

  • What is the current electrolyzer technology architecture
    • PEM, Bi polar Alkaline, SO, Unipolar alkaline
    • Breakdown of common features, benefits and limitations for each technology
  • Introduction of Unipolar alkaline electrolysis
  • What are the future technology requirements for the production of green hydrogen into the 100’s of MW’s
    • How does technology need to change to accommodate the future of green hydrogen

Edward Stuart, Vice President, Product Technology, Hydrogen Optimized

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. :: Technical Aspects

  • Production
  • Storage
  • Transmission
  • Application & Use

Jorge Lopez, Power Systems Development Manager, Siemens Energy

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. :: How Do We Close the Gap Between Green, Grey, and Blue Hydrogen?

  • What is the present landscape for the levelized cost of hydrogen (LCOH)
    • Grey hydrogen cost
    • Blue hydrogen cost
    • Green hydrogen cost
  • What is the trend for these costs over the next 5, 10, and 30 years
  • When do we expect to reach cost parity for LCOH for grey, blue, and green
  • What are the main contributing factors for these costs rising or falling
    • Subsidies + carbon taxes
    • Technological cost reduction
    • ESG needs
  • Macro environment of the global supply of electrolyzers and its impact on cost

Harry DeRose, Business Development Manager, Hydrogen Optimized

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

3:15 – 4:00 p.m. :: Hydrogen Policy: Regulations and Incentives

The initial large-scale deployment of green hydrogen will likely be led by government mandates and the availability of incentive programs.  This session will explore the state, federal and international policies, programs, and initiatives accelerating the adoption of green hydrogen by utility companies. 

Ben Clapp, Shareholder, Babst Calland

4:00 – 4:45 p.m. :: Making the Business Case for Green Hydrogen: A Review of the Costs and Benefits for Developers, Investors and Users

John Quinn, Senior Manager-Renewable Gas Supply, Fortis BC

4:45 – 5:00 p.m. :: Open Q&A & Networking

5:00 p.m. :: End of Day One


Wednesday, December 8, 2021 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Course Timing


9:00 – 10:00 a.m. :: Case Study: Douglas County PUD 5-MW Green Hydrogen Pilot in Washington State

Douglas PUD is constructing a hydrogen production facility to generate green hydrogen with energy from their Wells Hydroelectric Project.  The initial 5 MW project will utilize electrolyzers with Proton Membrane Exchange (PEM) technology to generate approximately 2,160 kg/day.   This hydrogen will then be sold as transportation fuel and used in other consumer and industrial processes.  This project will help improve generation, maintenance and reserve capacity efficiencies at the Wells Hydroelectric Project as well as offer alternative energy sources for its customers.  The facility will be constructed in phases to determine the market for hydrogen locally.  The PUD expects to begin producing green hydrogen by early 2022

This session will highlight the key features of Douglas PUD’s Wells Hydroelectric project, the case for green hydrogen, equipment and processes, project obstacles along the way and the next steps to be taken.

Todd Vibbert, Facilities Manager, Douglas County PUD

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. :: Case Study:  Hydrogen Blending & The Natural Gas Infrastructure

Andrew Hegewald, PE, Gas – New Business Development Manager, Dominion Energy

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Roadmap to A Hydrogen Economy: Emerging Opportunities

David Brown, Senior Principal, Obsidian Renewables

12:00 p.m. :: Course Concludes


David Brown, Senior Principal, Obsidian Renewables

David W. Brown is the Senior Principal and co-founder of Obsidian Renewables. He brings a passion for energy innovation and expertise in transaction structures.\With Obsidian Renewables, Mr. Brown has developed many of the larger utility scale solar photovoltaic projects in Oregon. Mr. Brown is a member of the Oregon Solar + Storage Industries Association (OSSIA) and the Northwest and Intermountain Power Producers Coalition (NIPPC). He is also active in the Renewable Hydrogen Alliance (RHA), the Bioenergy Deployment Consortium, the Northwest Environmental Business Council, and the Community Renewable Energy Association (CREA). Mr. Brown has been very active in renewable energy incentive and land use legislation in the state of Oregon. \Prior to founding Obsidian Finance Group and Obsidian Renewables, Mr. Brown practiced law with Miller Nash LLP in Portland, Oregon. His practice included many different aspects of business, tax and finance.

Ben Clapp, Shareholder, Babst Calland

Ben Clapp is a shareholder in the Environmental and Energy and Natural Resources groups of Babst Calland, and vice-chair of the firm’s Renewables Group. He has over 13 years’ experience advising clients on the environmental components of complex transactions, including identifying and analyzing significant environmental liability and compliance issues arising in connection with mergers and acquisitions, asset sales, and project financings. He also provides regulatory guidance, strategic advice, and environmental diligence services to developers, investors and lenders involved in renewable energy facilities.

Harry DeRose, Business Development Manager, Hydrogen Optimized

Harry De Rose was one of the first employees at Hydrogen Optimized and using his 8+ years of management experience he has been integral in developing the business development arm of Hydrogen Optimized. Presently his focus is on market analysis and interpretation. Specifically, looking at the economic factors that are influencing the rapid growth of the hydrogen market today.

Andrew Hegewald, PE, Gas – New Business Development Manager, Dominion Energy

Andrew Hegewald is currently the New Gas Business Development Manager for Sustainability Initiatives of Dominion Energy (formerly Questar Corporation) in their Salt Lake City offices. These initiatives include Renewable Natural Gas and Power-to-Gas projects. Andrew enjoys developing, scoping, modelling, and negotiating projects related to these sustainability initiatives. Before coming to Dominion Energy, Andrew worked at PacifiCorp and American Electric Power in commodity trading, asset optimization, and long-term strategic planning roles. His areas of expertise include business development, project management, strategic planning, project engineering, and energy commodity trading for all fuel types within the energy sector, with a specific emphasis on renewable and emerging energy technologies. Andrew holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Utah, an MBA in Finance and Strategy from Carnegie Mellon University, and is a registered and licensed Professional Engineer in Utah. In his downtime, Andrew enjoys any and all activities in the Wasatch Mountains, especially fly-fishing and skiing.

Jorge Lopez, Power Systems Development Manager,Siemens Energy

Jorge Lopez recently joined Siemens Energy as part of the Power Systems Development team with a focus on hydrogen and the Midwest region of the U.S. Prior to joining Siemens Energy, Jorge worked over seven years in the industrial gas business at Air Liquide with a heavy focus on Hydrogen Energy. At Air Liquide, he held the position of Business Development Manager, Americas in the New Energies group where he led the sales program for hydrogen technology used for mobility and distribution applications. Prior this business development role, Jorge was a Special Projects Manager where he supported the design and testing of hydrogen fueling station technology. Jorge also held other roles in project engineering, plant engineering, and business development earlier in his career. Jorge looks forward to bringing his hydrogen experience to Siemens Energy and help the group and its customers meet their decarbonization goals moving forward.

Katy Perry, Deputy Vice President, Siemens Energy

Katy Perry is currently the deputy Vice President for New Energy Business within Siemens Energy with a focus on the North American region. She has worked for Siemens Energy for almost a decade in various roles; starting as a Field Service Engineer, Steam Turbine Service Engineer, Project Management for Major Nuclear Modernization and Upgrades and finally working in our Hydrogen Sector. At Siemens Energy we are passionate about reducing our global CO2 emissions and helping our customers realize their business and environmental goals through our fully engineering solution of our hydrogen PEM technology.

John Quinn, Senior Manager-Renewable Gas Supply, Fortis BC

John Quinn is a professional mechanical engineer and holds a master’s degree in electrical energy systems with 21 years of experience in the energy sector. He brings a broad understanding of the energy industry having held leadership roles in energy focused organizations in Ireland, the UK, and Canada. With FortisBC since 2012, John has held a number of leadership roles in project management, engineering, and major project business units supporting over $1 billion in major capital growth projects. In his current role managing the Renewable Gas Supply team, John also leads FortisBCs renewable gas and hydrogen growth strategy including business planning, alignment with corporate sustainability goals, and engagement at all levels of government and with key stakeholders. Outside of work John spends time with family and friends enjoying Vancouver and British Columbias amazing scenery and outdoor playground including mountain biking, snowboarding, running and hiking.

Edward Stuart, Vice President, Product Technology, Hydrogen Optimized

As Vice President of Product Strategy at Hydrogen Optimized, Edward Stuart plays a leadership role in the company’s technology, manufacturing and business development activities. He is a listed inventor on the company’s pending patents for its innovative RuggedCell™ high current water electrolysis system, which is designed specifically for large-scale Green Hydrogen production. Edward is the fourth-generation member of the Stuart family to be at the forefront of groundbreaking innovation in water electrolysis and other hydrogen technologies. In 2017, Edward and his father Andrew formed Hydrogen Optimized to commercialize the RuggedCell™ technology.

Todd Vibbert, Facilities Manager, Douglas County PUD

Todd originates from Madras, Oregon where he co-managed his family’s 6-generation 3,000 acre farm of diversified seed production. He holds a degree from Oregon State University in Agriculture Business Management. He joined Douglas PUD in 2007 and has worked in generation, power planning and now facilities/project manager roles at the utility. He is married and has two teenage daughters. Todd is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending time woodworking and keeping his farmer’s green thumb in viticulture

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.


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Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must log in and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

PowerPoint presentations, video, and Q&A will be used in the program.

Who Should Attend

  • Electric & gas utilities
  • Electrolysis technology OEMs
  • Gas and Electricity Transmission Systems Operators/Distributors
  • Green Hydrogen Manufacturers/Developers
  • Engineering and Technical Consultants
  • Management Consultants
  • Hydrogen End-Users
  • Distributors
  • Government and Research Organizations

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