The panels explore policies, programs and incentives needed to increase the role of hydrogen to meet decarbonization, air quality, and energy resilience goals while spurring economic development.

Sunday, June 16, 2024

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Kick-Off Reception

Connect with peers and progressive industry stakeholders before the Summit to share perspectives, goals, and knowledge while enjoying refreshments.

Monday, June 17, 2024

8:25 AM – 9:59 AM

Morning Session 1

During this morning session we will hear from keynote speakers like Angelina Galiteva, the CEO of ARCHES H2 hydrogen hub and California State Treasurer, Fiona Ma, as they explore the opportunities and challenges with hydrogen development in California. In addition, panelists participating in the discussion, “Exploring the Keys to Success for California’s Hydrogen Hub,” will highlight the steps the state can take to make the ARCHES H2 project a success. Attendees will develop a deep understanding of the state level policy support required to ensure this $1.2 billion Federal investment in California comes to fruition.

10:00 AM – 10:24 AM

Networking Coffee Break

10:25 AM – 12:15 PM

Morning Session 2

In this mid-morning session, hear from industry and policy leaders, such as State Senators Josh Newman and Anna Caballero, and two of our presenting sponsors, Accelera by Cummins and PG&E, who will discuss both the promise and impediments of hydrogen development in California. They will review potential changes to California’s policy regime that will promote the use of clean hydrogen and help California address its air quality, climate protection, energy resilience, and sustainable economic development goals.

In the first panel, “Hydrogen Decarbonizing Transportation,” speakers will take a close look at policy changes needed at both federal and state levels to empower the use of hydrogen fuel to help make transportation more climate friendly. In this panel, speakers will explore the technologies offered by leading vehicle manufacturers and dig into the air quality regulations, such as the Advanced Clean Trucks and Advanced Clean Fleets rules that will require investment into hydrogen-fueled zero-emission transportation technologies.

The next panel, “Building Efficiencies into the Permitting and Approval Processes,” will highlight a key issue facing the hydrogen industry – permitting. Stakeholders will explore important questions and considerations surrounding the permitting and approval process for hydrogen infrastructure development and deployment. Attendees will also build their understanding of the current permitting and project approval processes in California and gain insight into how members of the industry, community, legislators, and public officials, can facilitate bringing hydrogen projects to completion.

12:15 PM – 1:29 PM


1:30 PM – 2:25 PM

Afternoon Session 1

Beginning in the afternoon, Seth Harris of Emerson, as well as Assemblymembers Cottie Petrie-Norris and Juan Carillo, will share their unique perspectives on the importance of hydrogen to the California economy, in addition to strategies to encourage private investment and validate project financing.

2:25 PM – 2:49 PM

Coffee Break

2:50 PM – 5:00 PM

Afternoon Session 2

Following our afternoon break, our final panel will hear speakers separate fact from fiction and explore some of the most important misconceptions facing the hydrogen industry. Attendees will hear keynote addresses from the CEO of Sierra Energy, Mike Hart, California Hydrogen Business Council President and Chief Executive Officer, Katrina Fritz, and executives from Chevron and SoCalGas.

Industry experts will review common myths in a panel titled, “Valuing Renewable Hydrogen and its Environmental Attributes.” These leaders will suggest strategies to encourage the development of California’s clean hydrogen economy.  The panel will also consider the technical definition of renewable hydrogen and its environmental benefits and suggest solutions that will help, not hinder, the development of the industry in the state.

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Post-Summit Reception

Connect with peers and progressive industry stakeholders after the Summit to share perspectives, goals, and knowledge while enjoying refreshments.

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