VX Green Hydrogen Forum

Green Hydrogen Energy in LA & Beyond
Virtual Discussion Forum 

Module I: Mobility to Market  - Watch Online
Module II: Viability & Scalability of Green Hydrogen - Watch Online

Green Hydrogen Energy in LA & Beyond Discussion Forum I:
Mobility to Market

Thursday, November 12, 2020 (10:00 am to 12:00 noon PT)

Speakers:

      


         

Congressman Mike Levin, 49th District, US House of Representatives
Akira Muto, Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles
Maryam Brown, President, SoCal Gas
Andrew McAllister, Commissioner, CA Energy Commission
Janice Lin, Founder & CEO, Green Hydrogen Coalition
Kohei Masaki, Hydrogen Strategy Consultant, Toyota Motor North America
Andy MarshPresident & CEO, Plug Power

        
 
    

Dennis McGinn, Fmr. Asst. Secretary, US Navy
Christine Harada, Clean Energy for Biden
Tim Sasseen, Market Development Manager, Ballard Power Systems
Christopher Cannon, Director of Environmental Management, Port of LA
Yuri Freedman, Sr. Director, Business Development, SoCal Gas
Keith Malone, Public Affairs, CA Fuel Cell Partnership
Peter J. Sawicki, Regional Director, Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc. 

 

10:00AM Opening & Welcome Remarks  (video)

 David Abel, Chairman, VerdeXchange Institute

 Akira Muto, Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles
Including Mayor Garcetti video remarks from Hydrogen Ministerial Meeting (2 min.)
 

10:10AM Panel #1: (30min) (video)

Green Hydrogen & California’s Future Fuel Mix 

 Dennis McGinn, Fmr. Asst. Secretary, US Navy (Moderator)
 Congressman Mike Levin, CA District 49, US House of Representatives
 Andrew McAllister, Commissioner, CA Energy Commission, CA District 49, US House of Representatives
 Maryam Brown, President, SoCal Gas

 

10:40AM Panel #2: (30min) (video)

Getting Green Hydrogen to Market: Production & Distribution 

 Peter J. Sawicki, Regional Director, Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc. 
 Tim Sasseen, Market Development Manager, Ballard Power Systems
 Yuri Freedman, Senior Director, Business Development, SoCal Gas
 Dennis McGinn, Fmr. Asst. Secretary, US Navy (Moderator)
 

11:10AM Panel #3  (30min) (video)

Best Uses for Green H2: Fuel Cells for Mobile & Stationary Applications 

 Kohei Masaki, Hydrogen Strategy Consultant, Toyota Motor North America
 Andy MarshPresident & CEO, Plug Power
 Christopher Cannon  Director of Environmental Management, Port of Los Angeles
 Christine Harada, Clean Energy for Biden

11:40 AM Break-out sessions

30-minutes of hosted, small-groups for focused discussion with industry leaders, panelists, and attendees

  • Hosted by Japan, JETRO, Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc. & Toyota Motor North America & VerdeXchange
  • Hosted by Canada, Ballard Power Systems & VerdeXchange
  • Hosted by Socal Gas, Green Hydrogen Coalition & VerdeXchange

 

 

Green Hydrogen Energy in LA and Beyond Discussion Forum II
Viability & Scalability of Green Hydrogen

December 10, 2020 (10:00 am to 12:00 noon PT)

Webinar II Speakers & Facilitators:

        

    

    

Zaib Shaikh, Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles
Karen Douglas, CA Energy Commission
Bob Foster, Boardmember, EPCOR Utilities
Mark Kirby, President & CEO, Canada Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Assoc. 
Eric Guter, VP, Hydrogen for Mobility Solutions, Air Products
Jeff SimmonsSr. VP & GM, Toshiba America Energy Systems Corporation
Chris CannonDirector of Corporate Strategy, Hydrogen Optimized
Colin Armstrong, President & CEO, HTEC
Roger MortimerDirector of Corporate Strategy, Hydrogen Optimized

      

             

Stephen Cheung, COO, LAEDC; President, WTC-LA
William A. ZobelExecutive Director, CA Hydrogen Business Council
Kevin Peng, IPP Renewal Project Generation Project Manager, LADWP
Lorraine Paskett, Sr VP, True North Renewable Energy
Jack Brouwer,  Director, Nat'l Fuel Cell Research Center, UC Irvine
Jim Kelly, Director, S&C Electric

10:00AM Opening & Welcome Remarks (Video)

David Abel, Chairman, VerdeXchange Institute

Introduction of CG Shaikh by Stephen Cheung, WTC-LA President 

Zaib Shaikh, Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles

10:06 Commentary: Mark Kirby, Canada Hydrogen Fuel Cell Assoc. 

 

10:10 AM  Panel #1: (30 min) (Video)

Green Hydrogen & California’s Future Fuel Mix

  •  Jim Kelly (Moderator)
  • Lorraine Paskett, True North Renewable Energy
  • Karen Douglas, CA Energy Commission
  • Chris Cannon, Port of Los Angeles


10:40 AM Panel #2: (30 min) (Video)

Getting Green Hydrogen to Market: Production, Distribution & Cost


11:10 AM Panel #3: (30 min) (Video)

Best Uses for Green Hydrogen: Storage


Breakout Rooms facilitators:
Japan—Brian Goldstein, Energy Independence Now
Canada—Mark Abramowitz
SoCal Gas—Bill Zobel, California Hydrogen Business Council
 

 

 

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