SEA has assembled a team over the last year to launch a Green Hydrogen practice area.  Part of this work has been policy-focused, examining Green Hydrogen policy pathways, interactions with existing policies, implications for achievement of carbon goals, and the initial scoping and design of a tracking and attribution framework for Green Hydrogen.  An overview of some of SEA’s work in this space is available here.

  • Drivers: Green Hydrogen Context and Ecosystem
  • Lay of the land: Technology, applications, economics, constraints, policy…
  • Interaction with renewable energy and carbon goals
  • Possibilities: Use Cases for Creation, Deployment, and Use
  • Taxonomy of opportunities & use cases for green hydrogen deployment in the northeast
  • Track green hydrogen demonstration & commercial projects
  • Viability: Economic Modeling of Green Hydrogen in the Northeast
  • Models of key use cases: Under what conditions will use cases be economically viable?
  • Hydrogen production
  • Hydrogen transport & storage
  • Uses: Electricity Generation (power plants), transportation, industrial activities, etc.
  • Policy & Enablers: Analysis and Development
  • Green Hydrogen attribution: How do we know it’s ‘green’ and track it with the veracity required?
  • Incremental policies and markets
  • Green Hydrogen Attribution: What makes Green Hydrogen Green?
    • Green hydrogen tracking and attribution in the context of Renewable Energy Credit and GHG accounting
    • SEA played major role in developing renewable energy tracking infrastructure across the US
    • SEA is leading the charge to develop the necessary infrastructure to:
    • Verify, monitor, and trace renewable attributes associated with green hydrogen production, transport, and use within and across state and regional boundaries
    • Administer and determine compliance with state, regional, and national renewable energy targets
    • Ensure conservation of renewable attributes associated with green hydrogen to ensure integrity of state and regional clean energy and climate programs
    • Determine the eligibility of various green hydrogen production, transport, and use cases in state renewable portfolio standards
    • See our latest work on this topic, and learn how to get involved.

As a part of its Green Hydrogen practice area noted above, SEA has meticulously tracked the development and implementation of programs, policies, legislation, and plans pertaining to green hydrogen in the northeast, and reporting on these developments through our Eyes & Ears subscription service.

SEA has also conducted extensive literature review, developed primers and techno-economic modeling tools to assess the hydrogen production capacity, electrical generation capacity, and economic viability of proposed green hydrogen projects. SEA was recently engaged by a solar developer exploring incorporating green hydrogen production into a project expansion, including an opportunities analysis and development of a financial model of green hydrogen production economics. SEA is developing a proposal, in concert with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, to develop a framework for Green Hydrogen tracking and attribution, necessary to assure that hydrogen sources can be credibly identified, and is proposing a related supplemental project to Green Bank

SEA has also been tracking the development and operation of green hydrogen infrastructure projects across the U.S., with an emphasis on projects sited in New England and New York.  This includes evaluating hydrogen transportation through standalone pipelines, blended pipelines, on-road vehicles, and other tanking equipment; and hydrogen consumption for industrial end-uses.

Our Green Hydrogen Experts

Bob Grace

President and Managing Director

Erin Smith

Principal Analyst

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