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Hydrogen is unique among energy carriers due to its ability to unify. Geographically, the breadth of interest in hydrogen as an energy carrier is worldwide. There are—so far—no issues of geopolitical conflict or complexity involved. Countries across the world see hydrogen as either a tool to meet ambitious decarbonization goals or an opportunity for export. Can hydrogen deliver?
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Hydrogen transport will have the advantage of access to existing the gas network – repurposing and new build will both be critical. What is required to convert the traditional gas network to transport hydrogen? How much blending of hydrogen into the gas network can be achieved today?
A spectrum of hydrogen exists beyond green and blue. What are some other colors of the rainbow? How do we account for carbon when comparing them?
The decarbonization of the power sector will transform the role of thermal assets. Increasing renewable penetration will reduce the need for thermal generation. At the same time, thermal plants will remain necessary in the medium term to back up variable renewables and ensure supply security. How will decarbonization impact thermal plants’ operation and business? How will new developments allow conventional thermal technologies (hydrogen, carbon capture, bioenergy) to remain part of a low-carbon power system?
A wrap-up discussion of the inaugural Hydrogen Hub.