George Hilton

S&P Global

Energy Storage Senior Analyst

Dr. Hilton joined S&P Global in 2020 and has seven years of experience in the clean energy sector. He focuses on the energy storage market in Europe, Middle East and Africa and has a particular interest in how energy storage integrates with other industries. He has recently published work on battery recycling, energy storage for EV charging, vehicle-to-grid technologies and the use of batteries in hydrogen production. He has strong modeling experience in MATLAB, Python, and Excel, having delivered highly complex analytical work in a format suitable for both publication and support to policymakers. He has published articles in multiple well-respected journals, responded to government calls for evidence on energy storage and electric vehicles (EVs), and given more than 20 presentations to a range of audiences, including government ministers and industry executives. Dr. Hilton holds a first-class Master of Engineering degree in mechanical engineering and a PhD in energy engineering with a focus on energy storage integration with renewable energy and EV infrastructure, both from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. 

Sessions With George Hilton

Wednesday, 9 March

Thursday, 10 March

  • 03:30pm - 04:15pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 09:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 10:15 pm

    Can Batteries Play a Role in Green Hydrogen Production?

    Workshop Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power Innovation & Technology
    The market for batteries is growing as new use cases develop and synergies are found with other technologies. At the same time, there are growing expectations for hydrogen to help decarbonize heat and transport applications, and interest in producing hydrogen from electrolysis powered by clean electricity is also growing. The combination of batteries with intermittent renewables (in particular solar) may be an important technology option for powering such green hydrogen production facilities.

    The session will focus on addressing the following questions:

    • Why might batteries be a useful addition to green hydrogen production systems?

    • Does pairing batteries with an electrolyzer lead to lower cost of green hydrogen?

    • What other benefits could adding a battery to the system bring?