Taking place at the at the California Environmental Protection Agency's headquarters, the 2017 California Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Summit continues a dialogue between government agencies and businesses to address opportunities and challenges in key environmental, business, and market areas. This summit is being held at a pivotal time for hydrogen and fuel cells. Markets like forklift trucks and backup power for telecommunications are growing, stationary power and energy storage projects are operating and under development, and fuel cell vehicles and buses can be seen in increasing numbers on California roads. There is unprecedented attention and activity to the use of these technologies to help clean California ports, and yet there are challenges to achieving the desired benefits. Challenges remain in building the necessary hydrogen infrastructure, financing projects, building sustainable supply chains for the manufacture and servicing of equipment, overcoming regulatory and permitting barriers for energy storage and hydrogen fueling, and educating the public. These topics and more will be covered during the summit, and we encourage you to attend, connect with business and government leaders from around the country, and share the vision of how this industry can address state environmental, energy and business goals, and revolutionize our state's portfolio of energy solutions.
During this event, Adam Forni, senior research analyst at Navigant Research, will participate in the panel discussion: Industry Perspective on Hydrogen’s Role in Decarbonization of the Electrical and Gas Grid Monday at 4:45 pm.