DOE Electrolysis-Utility Integration Workshop
The U.S. Department of Energy sponsored an Electrolysis-Utility Integration Workshop in Broomfield, Colorado September 22-23, 2004. Attendees included representatives from utilities and energy companies, researchers, and government officials.
Water electrolysis is a leading candidate for hydrogen production as the U.S. begins the transition to a hydrogen economy. Ideally, electrolysis will be able to provide hydrogen fuel for at least 20% of our light duty fleet; at prices competitive with traditional fuels and other hydrogen production pathways, using domestically available resources; and without adverse impacts to the environment. To be successful, the utility sector must play a vital role in identifying opportunities to diversify electricity generation and markets and begin to look at transportation fuel as a high priority business opportunity for the future. This workshop was held to identify the opportunities and challenges facing the widespread deployment of electrolysis based hydrogen production in the U.S.
Agenda and Background
Welcome and Overview of Workshop Goals, Pete Devlin, DOE/OHFCIT
Review Agenda and Objectives, Shawna McQueen, Energetics
Electrolysis Hydrogen Generation, Steve Cohen, Teledyne Energy Systems
Electrolyzers Operating in Real-World Conditions, Rob Regan, DTE Energy Systems
DG and Renewable Energy in the Electric Cooperative Sector, Ed Torerro, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Electrolytic Hydrogen from a Blend of Nuclear- and Wind-Produced Electricity, Alistair Miller, Atomic Energy of Canada
Wind in the Electricity Infrastructure, Mark McGree, Xcel Energy
Hydrogen at the Fueling Station, Steven Schlasner, Conoco Phillips
Electrolysis Technology Development and Fueling Infrastructure Options, Matthew Kauffman US Department of Energy
Near-Term Hydrogen and Electricity Infrastructure Integration, Abbas Akhil, Sandia National Laboratory
Grid-Based Renewable Electricity and Hydrogen Integration, Carolyn Elam National Renewable Energy Laboratory