• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Jigar Shah

United States Department of Energy

Director, Loan Programs Office

Jigar Shah was most recently co-founder and President at Generate Capital, where he focused on helping entrepreneurs accelerate decarbonization solutions through the use of low-cost infrastructure-as-a service financing. Prior to Generate Capital, Shah founded SunEdison, a company that pioneered “pay as you save” solar financing. After SunEdison, Shah served as the founding CEO of the Carbon War Room, a global non-profit founded by Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Unite to help entrepreneurs address climate change. Originally from Illinois, Shah holds a B.S. from the University of Illinois-UC and an MBA from the University of Maryland College Park.

Sessions With Jigar Shah

Monday, 6 March

  • 06:00pm - 06:30pm (CST) / 07/mar/2023 12:00 am - 07/mar/2023 12:30 am

    Collaborating to Reach Hydrogen's Full Potential

    A critical advancement in hydrogen infrastructure—the Advanced Clean Energy Storage Hub in Delta, Utah—is progressing toward reality. This first utility industrial-scale renewable energy hub in the United States will nearly double global green hydrogen production capacity, providing hydrogen for power generation, transportation, steel manufacturing and other industrial uses. The Advanced Clean Energy Storage Hub is a collaboration between Mitsubishi Power and Magnum Development and is supported by $500+ million in U.S. Department of Energy funding. We expect this public-private partnership to serve as a model for future hydrogen hubs and will act as an incubator for other innovative, hydrogen-based technologies.

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 08:30am - 09:00am (CST) / 08/mar/2023 02:30 pm - 08/mar/2023 03:00 pm

    Pathways to Commercial Liftoff

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) plays a critical role in accelerating the commercialization of clean energy technologies and enabling the nation’s broader industrial strategy. The historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) have reinforced this mandate, positioning the DOE to invest billions of dollars in large-scale demonstration and deployment of these technologies over the next decade. These investments are intended to drive commercialization and unlock trillions in private investment over the same period, to set the nation on a course to hit critical long-term targets. DOE’s Demonstration & Deployment Pathways Reports provide public and private sector capital allocators and decision makers with a perspective as to how various technologies could reach full-scale adoption and commercial bankability.
  • 06:00pm - 06:30pm (CST) / 09/mar/2023 12:00 am - 09/mar/2023 12:30 am

Thursday, 9 March