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NARUC Explores Green Hydrogen: A Moment or a Movement?

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Cindy Miller served for 30 years in a range of positions at the Florida Public Service Commission.  These included Associate General Counsel and head of the Commission's External Affairs...

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Last week, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners had a panel on green hydrogen.  Llewelyn King of the U.S. Energy Association said that it is not a one-on-one substitute for natural gas.  He said it is "slippery" and does things to plastic and steel.  However, it may be the best option for storage of energy.  He said you have to let things evolve.  It has been around a long time.

Dr. Laura Nelson of the Green Hydrogen Coalition said that there is a need for long duration storage and green hydrogen could help.

Arshad Mansoor, EPRI President and CEO, said it is a promising application for longterm storage.

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Matt Valle, Vice President of Developmet for FPL, said hydrogen has the potential "to decarbonize the U.S. economy."  Longer duration storage is needed.  It may not be a silver bullet and he doesn't think it will be led by the utility sector.  "But if I'm a big commercial customer, it may fit with my corporate goals."

 

 

 

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Matt Chester on Feb 16, 2021

  It may not be a silver bullet and he doesn't think it will be led by the utility sector.  "But if I'm a big commercial customer, it may fit with my corporate goals."

This is pretty interesting to hear. I wonder with how much capital is still needed to advance the sector if a public-facing sector like utilities still might have an important role. The venture capital may be there, but it seems like we're still looking at a long-term view before payback which can typically scare off private investors

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