Yuri Freedman

Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas)

Senior Director, Business Development

Yuri has broad experience in development and acquisition of energy infrastructure assets. In his current role of Senior Director of Business Development, he manages the portfolio of low carbon growth projects and R&D activities of Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), the largest North American gas utility. Prior to his current role he held the position of Director of Commercial Development for Sempra LNG, and previously held the positions of Director of Infrastructure Investments at Sempra Renewables and Director of Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions at Sempra Energy. Prior to joining Sempra Energy, Yuri held the positions of Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group and Vice President at GE Energy Financial Services. Yuri serves on the board of CALSTART. He holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a PhD in Environmental Science and Energy Research from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.

Sessions With Yuri Freedman

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 01:30pm - 02:10pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 07:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 08:10 pm

    Is Hydrogen a Viable Long-duration Storage Solution?

    Panel Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    Clean, dispatchable resources are needed to firm a grid dominated by variable renewable generation. Hydrogen produced from carbon-free electricity and run back through a gas turbine could potentially play this role. What are the technical challenges associated with using hydrogen as a fuel for power generation? How do the economics of hydrogen compare to alternative solutions?

  • 05:30pm - 06:00pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 11:30 pm - 09/mar/2022 12:00 am

    Pipelines to Prosperity

    Presentation Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power Energy Infrastructure/Supply Chain

    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?

Thursday, 10 March

  • 09:00am - 09:30am (CST) / 10/mar/2022 03:00 pm - 10/mar/2022 03:30 pm

    Transporting Hydrogen: How mobile is it?

    Panel Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power Transportation & Mobility/Electrification (EVs/built environment)

    Hydrogen can move a gas, a liquid, or in a hydrogen carrier like ammonia or methanol. While the falling costs of hydrogen production have captured the world’s attention, transporting it from production site to the point of use can be most of the story. What are the “go-to-market” strategies for hydrogen?