Hydrogen Hubs: Building a Financeable Value Chain - Presented by Infocast

ABOUT THE SUMMIT

 

Meet the Policymakers, Development Teams, Capital Providers and End-Users Driving the Deployment of Hydrogen Hubs

Hydrogen Hub projects are moving from the drawing board to reality. Federal incentives and funding are enabling hub development teams to drastically reduce the cost of clean hydrogen production to unprecedentedly low levels. The economics combined with hubs’ natural economies of scale are fueling a boom in proposals for multi-billion-dollar hydrogen hub projects and drawing in large numbers of team members, technology suppliers, transportation providers, EPC contractors and more. However, beyond uncertainties in how to meet the stringent requirements to get federal awards and incentives, obtaining the commercial financing necessary to meet the high capital costs of these projects will depend not only on controlling the costs and risks of hydrogen production and delivery, but also on securing long-term commitments from diverse industries looking to decarbonize their operations. How can teams coming from very dissimilar industries, understand each other’s needs and work together to create hubs that will capture funding, incentives, and commercial capital?

The Hydrogen Hubs: Building a Financeable Value Chain Summit will bring policymakers together with today’s leading hub development teams, technology providers and potential hydrogen offtakers ranging from ammonia to fertilizer producers to long-haul transportation to power plant operators—and more—to discuss procurements and development opportunities. The Summit will:

  • Provide updates on the IIJA procurements, obtaining the hydrogen PTC and other government incentives, and tapping into SPO loan guarantees
  • Present overviews of leading hydrogen hub projects serving various end markets
  • Provide an opportunity to listen to and meet with long-haul transportation, electric grid and process industry off-takers to understand what they are looking for in deals
  • Assess the international and domestic demand and supply chains for production equipment
  • Discuss how to structure hydrogen hub project financings to optimize the use of government incentives and obtain commercial financing

Attend the Hydrogen Hubs: Building a Financeable Value Chain Summit and learn how you can secure your place in one or more of the emerging hydrogen hubs!

65

Expert Speakers

Hear from top industry leaders and market stakeholders

23

Content-Packed Sessions

Gain highly-relevant, exclusive insights and updates

Premier Networking

Connect with key decision makers and get deals done

FEATURED SPEAKERS

 

Ali Amirali
Senior Vice President
LOTUS INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS

Janel L. Carothers
Senior Vice President, Business and Economic Development
HY STOR ENERGY, LP

Tyler Cromey
Manager, Sustainable Fuels Development
SOUTHERN COMPANY GAS

Anand Dandapani
Executive Director, Energy Investments
J.P. MORGAN

Paul Habib
Executive Assistant General Manager - External Business
LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND POWER

Alison Hawkins
H2fM Americas - GM
AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.

Becky W. Keogh
State Infrastructure Coordinator
ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

Brad Lambert
Deputy Secretary
LOUISIANA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Bryan Lethcoe
Director, Office of Pipeline Safety - Southwest Region
US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, (PHMSA)

John Lochner
Vice President of Innovation
NYSERDA

Jennifer Mallard
Director of Infrastructure Project Management
FEDERAL PERMITTING IMPROVEMENT STEERING COUNCIL

Anna Menke
Senior Hydrogen Hubs Manager
CLEAN AIR TASK FORCE

Ganesh Nayak
Hydrogen Product Owner, US Gulf Coast
CHEVRON

Brett Perlman
President & CEO
CENTER FOR HOUSTON’S FUTURE

Luis Rios
Executive Director
CIBC CAPITAL MARKETS

Julian Schwab
Vice President
ARES INFRASTRUCTURE & POWER

Stephen Szymanski
Vice President, Sales and Marketing - Americas
NEL HYDROGEN

Jason Wasserman
Executive Director, Green Hydrogen
NEXTERA ENERGY RESOURCES

Adam Weber
Interim Chief Technology Officer
ARCHES

Scott Weiss
Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy
APEX CLEAN ENERGY

HEAR FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS & EXPERTS

 

  • Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
  • ARCHES
  • Apex Clean Energy
  • Ares Management
  • Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration
  • Avantus
  • Battelle
  • Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Black & Veatch
  • BloombergNEF
  • BNP Paribas
  • Bracewell
  • Brown & Brown
  • Center for Houston’s Future
  • Chart Industries, Inc.
  • Chevron
  • CIBC Capital Markets
  • Citi
  • Clean Air Task Force
  • Clean Energy Systems
  • Constellation
  • ERCOT, Aurora Energy Research
  • Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council
  • Foley & Lardner, LLP
  • GTI Energy
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth
  • Hy Stor Energy
  • Hyzon Motors
  • J.P. Morgan
  • John Cockerill
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and ARCHES
  • Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
  • Lotus Infrastructure Partners
  • Louisiana Economic Development
  • M-RETS
  • MiQ.org (Methane Intelligence)
  • Nel Hydrogen
  • NeuVentus
  • NextEra Energy Resources
  • Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
  • NovoHydrogen
  • NYSERDA
  • Orrick
  • Public Citizen
  • RMI
  • Societe Generale
  • Southern Company Gas
  • Southwest Gas
  • Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA)
  • Texas Hydrogen Alliance
  • Transdev North America
  • US Department of Transportation, PHMSA
  • Utility Global
  • Washington Gas Light (WGL)
  • Williams
  • Wyoming Energy Authority

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

 

  • Clean Hydrogen Hub Developers
  • Renewable Energy Producers
  • Electrolysis and Pyrolysis Equipment Providers
  • Hydrogen Project Sponsors
  • Gas-Fired Generation Owners
  • Natural Gas Utilities and Pipeline Operators
  • Offshore Wind Developers
  • Industrial Gas Producers and Users
  • Electric Utilities and Other Power Offtakers
  • DOE
  • EPA
  • State Government Officials and Regulators
  • Grid Planners and Operators
  • Long-haul Fleet Managers
  • Petrochemical Companies
  • EPCs
  • Consultants
  • Law Firms

PAST PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS

 

Federal & State Policymakers

  • ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
  • OFFICE OF CLEAN ENERGY DEMONSTRATIONS, DOE
  • MASSACHUSETTS EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
  • NEW MEXICO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
  • NEW MEXICO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Hydrogen Hub Project Sponsors

  • CENTER FOR HOUSTON’S FUTURE
  • PORT OF LA
  • DOMINION ENERGY
  • HY STOR ENERGY LP

Mobility and Transportation Applications

  • HYZON MOTORS
  • NACFE
  • NEL HYDROGEN
  • NIKOLA MOTOR
  • SUNLINE TRANSIT AGENCY
  • TOYOTA MOTOR NA

Industrial Gas Production & Supply

  • AIR LIQUIDE
  • BAKKEN ENERGY
  • LINDE INC.

Power & Grid Decarbonization Applications

  • EDP RENEWABLES
  • STARWOOD ENERGY GROUP GLOBAL, INC.

Financiers

  • BNP PARIBAS
  • MORGAN STANLEY
  • HY24

Production Technology Providers

  • ADVANCED IONICS
  • BLOOM ENERGY
  • PLUG POWER

Renewable Energy & Power Sources

  • AVANTUS
  • CONSTELLATION
  • ZERO EMISSION THINK TANK

Pipelines, Distribution & Storage

  • GTI ENERGY
  • INTERSTATE HYDROGEN
  • NEUPORTER
  • PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY
  • PIPELINE SAFETY TRUST
  • PIPELINE RESEARCH COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL
  • WILLIAMS

Market, Technical & Strategic Experts

  • BLOOMBERG NEF
  • CLEAN HYDROGEN FUTURE COALITION
  • ICF
  • FOLEY & LARDNER LLP
  • NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY (NREL)
  • NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT US LLP
  • ORRICK, HERRINGTON, & SUTCLIFFE, LLP
  • RENEWABLE HYDROGEN ALLIANCE (RHA)
  • ROCKY MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE (RMI)
  • SHEPPARD MULLIN
  • SKADDEN
  • TRC COMPANIES
  • VAN NESS FELDMAN
  • WOOD PLC

2022 RECAP

 

 

VENUE

 

Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria
2001 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056

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Sponsors

 
 

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Foley & Lardner LLP

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Foley & Lardner LLP looks beyond the law to focus on the evolving demands facing its clients and their industries. With over 1,100 lawyers in 24 offices across the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia, Foley approaches client service by understanding client priorities, objectives, and challenges. Foley’s Energy Industry Team helps clients address business and legal concerns to keep traditional and renewable source projects on track — from due diligence, negotiation, and regulatory approval through closing. We have a long history of successfully managing renewable and alternative energy projects and financings involving fuel sources such as onshore and offshore wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, biomass, ethanol and biodiesel. Foley also has an accomplished history in addressing the litigation and transactional needs of clients in the oil and gas sector, including independents, public companies and individual mineral owners. We counsel clients on issues concerning leasehold operations, royalty and title disputes, farmouts, right-of-ways and gas purchase agreements. (www.foley.com/energy/)

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has established a strong reputation as a leading global renewable energy and clean power law firm. Our team brings together lawyers from across different practices to advise on the financing, structuring and tax strategies, and regulatory approval of renewable energy projects. We represent commercial banks and institutional lenders, project developers, development finance institutions, export credit agencies, regulated utilities and IPPs, off-takers and other project participants on the full range of their strategic business objectives with respect to the development and financing of renewable energy projects and portfolios.

John Cockerill

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Answering today’s ecological urgency and the need to reduce CO2 emissions, John Cockerill brings you a promising sector that could help decarbonise transport and industry: hydrogen. In this pioneering industry, we have already manufactured electrolyzers and storage solutions for nearly 1,000 customers in different industries. Today, John Cockerill Hydrogen offers the most powerful electrolyzers on the market, capable of producing up to 1300Nm³ per hour (equivalent to 6.5 megawatts (MW).

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

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Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm and powerhouse in the project finance market. Its projects group did $211 billion in 448 significant transactions in the last five years. It works in some capacity for most of the major developers who are active in the US market. It is also a prominent thought leader. Its Project Finance NewsWire goes to more than 81,000 people. Issues back 26 years can be found on the firm’s website. Its Currents podcast has had more than three million downloads in five years. Its periodic live podcasts on topical subjects draw 2,000 to 6,000 people for the live sessions and thousands of downloads for the recordings.

Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe

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Orrick is a leading global law firm advising pioneers in energy transition, energy tech and infrastructure modernization on their ambitious decarbonization projects. With a team of 150+ energy lawyers, we support the entire life cycle of a renewables project, including all aspects of joint ventures and M&A, project finance, project development, procurement and regulatory. In the past two years alone, we have closed 250 transactions involving 135+ GW of solar, storage, wind and offshore wind capacity.

Our top tier tax equity team is at the cutting edge of the market experienced with every structure and complexity. Following the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), we have advised on one of the first tax equity financings for a standalone battery storage project, the first tax equity investment in carbon capture equipment, the first hydrogen projects taking advantage of expanded tax credits, and dozens of tax credit transfers. Learn more about Orrick’s practice, market insights and client results here.

Black & Veatch

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With more than 100 years of service, Black & Veatch has helped clients improve the lives of people in more than 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management.

Black & Veatch’s Smart Integrated Infrastructure business supports the innovations of utilities and cities by establishing the foundation of all smart functions as we bring together physical infrastructure, communication networks and data analytics to infuse intelligence into systems. As a global leader in Critical Human Infrastructure, our technologies boost sustainability, resiliency, efficiency, economic health and cultivate new system-wide intelligence at utilities and along roadways, in cities and beyond.

Bracewell

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Bracewell is one of the largest energy law firms in the world to advise on the execution of hydrogen development projects. We are uniquely positioned at the vanguard of the emerging hydrogen economy with unmatched insight into the complex intersection of legal, regulatory and business issues facing developers, investors and off-takers across the hydrogen value chain. Our Policy Resolution Group has been influential in federal hydrogen policy on Capitol Hill and also helping clients identify available funding through the Department of Energy’s Hydrogen Hub program and other incentives. We served as a key legislative resource during the drafting of the Inflation Reduction Act, including the expanded hydrogen production tax credit and the investment credit for hydrogen storage property, and remain in constant dialogue with policymakers and staff who are dramatically reshaping federal energy policy and reallocating billions of dollars in energy subsidies. We are also advising on a number of hydrogen projects currently under development. We Know Energy®

Brown & Brown, Risk Solutions

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Brown & Brown is a large account risk management broker that values depth of industry and product knowledge. Operating as a single profit center organized by specialization align our service teams to be structured based on what is best for clients’ business rather than geographic convenience. We go beyond one-off transactions and utilize advanced analytics on every program. By quantifying the effects each decision will have on a company’s risk profile, we take the mystery out of buying insurance. Execution on analytical findings is our true differentiator in mitigating losses and affecting process changes. Our collective success is earned by creating the ideal risk management solution for our clients.

Latham & Watkins

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Latham & Watkins delivers innovative solutions to complex legal and business challenges around the world. From a global platform, Latham lawyers advise leading multinationals, boundary-pushing start-ups, and the investors and financial institutions that fuel them. The firm helps clients navigate market-shaping transactions, high-stakes litigation and trials, and sophisticated regulatory matters. Latham is one of the world’s largest providers of pro bono services, steadfastly supports initiatives designed to advance diversity within the firm and the legal profession, and is committed to exploring and promoting environmental sustainability.

Apex Clean Energy

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Apex Clean Energy was founded with a singular focus: to accelerate the shift to clean energy. Through origination, construction, and operation of utility-scale wind, solar, and storage facilities, distributed energy resources, and green fuel technologies, Apex is expanding the renewable frontier across North America. Our mission-driven team of more than 300 professionals uses a data-focused approach and an unrivaled portfolio of projects to create solutions for the world’s most innovative and forward-thinking customers. For more information about how Apex is building the energy company of the future, visit apexcleanenergy.com.

Qcells

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Qcells USA Corp. develops, invests, and delivers photovoltaic (PV) and energy storage system (ESS) projects through Development and Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) solutions in North America. The company brings a decade of global leadership in solar PV to deliver utility-scale power generation plants customized for local and regional energy markets.

It is an affiliate of Qcells Co., Ltd., one of the world’s largest and most recognized photovoltaic manufacturers for its high-performance, high-quality solar modules. It is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea (Global Executive HQ) and Thalheim, Germany (Technology & Innovation HQ). QCELLS USA is a flagship company of Hanwha Group, a FORTUNE Global 500 firm, and a Top 7 business enterprise in South Korea. Qcells USA offers the full spectrum of PV solutions from the core technology of modules to utility-scale project development and investment. For more information, visit www.QcellsUSA.com and on LinkedIn.

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Partnership

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