ERRA member regulators recognise the important role hydrogen will play in their future energy plans. The Association therefore facilitates the gradual focus towards this new energy source through the first open topical online event. The webinar on November 4 is dedicated to the hydrogen outlook in the energy sector presenting the latest developments in terms of policy and regulatory framework for hydrogen uptake, particularly in the context of the soon-to-be published EU strategy for the fuel. Introducing hydrogen to the energy networks will also be approached from the perspective of technical standards and their harmonization. Moreover, the event will present some recent pilot projects on hydrogen utilization in distribution networks.
Prior to his involvement in the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority, Mr. Pál Ságvári was the special envoy for energy security of Hungary between 2016 and 2020 in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Earlier, he had worked as the director for energy policy in the Ministry of National Development between 2011 and2015 where he was responsible for developing Hungarian energy strategy. He had been also coordinating regional energy market development projects such as North-South Energy Corridor, Hungarian-Slovak gas interconnector, Nabucco, South Stream, CEEGEX, CEEE Forum, V4 Gas Forum, Electricity Market Coupling. He had started his career in the private sector, while holding different expert positions in ENGIE group.
Paul Lucchese is working at CEA, French public research Institute on low Carbon technologies as energy analyst on decarbonized system and prospective. He is also currently chairing the IEA Hydrogen Technology Collaboration Programme, gathering 25 countries and many sponsors including Hydrogen Council. He was part of the team of the IEA “Future of Hydrogen “report, delivered to G20 summit in June 2019.
He is an international expert on Hydrogen and energy system, involved in many international organizations and European Programmes, creating Hydrogen Europe Research in 2007.
He was the former deputy director of Capenergies, an industrial private/public cluster in South of France. He leaded many years the R&D CEA programme on new technologies for energy, including PV, Hydrogen and fuel cells, biofuels, batteries and energy efficiency programme.
He is graduate from Ecole Centrale de Paris, as an engineer in nuclear engineering.
Justin Rosing has joined the European Commission in March 2020 to work on the hydrogen and gas market decarbonisation package that the European Commission will launch at the end of this year as part of the European Green Deal. He specifically focusses on a regulatory framework for hydrogen. He is seconded from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate to the European Commission. Within the Dutch Ministry he has worked on the (bilateral) energy relations between the Netherlands and Germany as well as the Netherlands and Belgium. In addition, he represented the Netherlands in the Pentalateral Energy Forum, a regional energy cooperation forum between Germany, France, Austria, The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg. Justin Rosing holds a bachelor degree in European Studies and master degree in European Union Law. He has followed a MBA on new energy realities at the Energy Delta Institute Groningen.
Connor Dolan is the Director of External Affairs for FCHEA. As Director of External Affairs, Connor oversees the Association’s outreach and advocacy activities, as well as facilitates Association member programming and events planning. Connor has previously worked for the Methanol Institute and the U.S. Fuel Cell Council. Connor received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with minors in both American Studies and National Security from Christopher Newport University. Connor is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Administration and Certificate in Nonprofit Management at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Karen has provided technical expertise to the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association since its inception in 2010. Prior to then, she worked with a number of national and international hydrogen and fuel cell associations, with a focus on safety, codes and standards. Karen has twenty-four years of experience managing working groups developing draft guidelines and requirements for inclusion in codes and standards on national and international levels.Education:
Cristiano Francese has more than 10 years of work experience in the energy business. Throughout his career, he worked across regulatory and policy development, as well as commercial and business development activities. He worked closely in multiple functions with a variety of organizations from major corporations to governments and energy regulatory agencies. He supported their commercial development, business model evolution, project development, regulatory analysis among many other areas of their business. His key areas of expertise include commercial development, business development and strategy activities, regulatory and policy analysis as well as market analysis.
Some of the key projects he contributed to include the Trans Adriatic Pipeline commercial strategy and development of commercial agreements, the support in the development of new business models for energy infrastructure companies, as well as the support to regulators in the reform of new regulatory frameworks and development of their capabilities. He worked across multiple areas of the energy sector, including natural gas, as well as renewable energy and renewable gasses.
Mehmet Şerif Sarıkaya is Project and International Relations Manager at GAZBIR-GAZMER (The commercial enterprise and technical centre of Natural Gas Distribution Companies Association of Turkey). Prior to joining GAZBİR-GAZMER, He worked in natural gas distributions sector for over 5 years in various roles at IGDAS. He has experience in developing and completing natural gas distribution projects and conducting R&D projects. He is also involved in execution of various projects in solar, renewable gas and hydrogen energy. He takes part in the committees of international gas organizations such as IGU and GERG. He has several publications on natural gas distribution, hydrogen and renewable gases.
Lajos Erdelyi is working at Hungarian Gas Storage Ltd, Hungarian storage service provider as Project Manager of Project Aquamarine focusing on infrastructural development of hydrogen blended gas and related R&D programs. He has wide range of experience on storage operation including reservoir, well and surface process system. He is graduate from University of Pannon, Veszprem as Chemical Engineer and postgraduate from University of Economics (Budapest).
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