Webinar Outline

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 hydrogen webinar on November 4 is dedicated to the H2 outlook in the energy sector presenting the latest developments in terms of H2 policy and H2 regulation frameworks for the 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.

ERRA’s first hydrogen webinar will therefore combine latest information on H2 policy & H2 regulation perspectives and show pioneering case studies that pave the way for the future industrial scale utilization of the novel energy source.

Webinar Agenda

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13:00

Welcome & housekeeping

13:05

Introduction by webinar moderator

Ságvári, Pál

ERRA Vice-Chair, Vice-President for International Affairs, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority, Hungary

13:10

Road to hydrogen future – keynote address

Lucchese, Paul

Chair, International Energy Agency’s Hydrogen Technology Collaboration Program

SESSION I.: Policy and regulatory frameworks of hydrogen in the energy industry

13:25

Adapting the regulatory framework for natural gas to the uptake of hydrogen – Hydrogen strategy of the EU

Rosing, Justin

Policy officer, Directorate on Green Transition and Energy System Integration, DG ENER European Commission

13:55

Q&A

14:05

Hydrogen development and standards harmonization

Dolan, Connor

Director of External Affairs, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association, United States

Quackenbush, Karen

Senior Technical Specialist, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association, United States

14:35

Q&A

14:45

Technical break

15:00

Regulatory roles and frameworks for effective incorporation of hydrogen into energy networks

Francese, Cristiano

Independent ExpertGermany

15:30

Q&A

SESSION II.: Pilot projects for hydrogen application in the energy sector – Case Studies

15:40

Case Study: Piloting hydrogen injection into natural gas distribution networks

Sarikaya, Mehmet Serif

Manager of Projects and International Relations, GAZBİR-GAZMER, Turkey

16:10

Q&A

16:20

Case study: Project Aquamarine – Pilot project to test the hydrogen tolerance of UGS infrastructure in Hungary

Erdélyi, Lajos

Head of Company Affairs, Hungarian Gas Storage Ltd., Hungary

16:50

Q&A

17:00

Webinar Concludes

ERRA reserves the right to change the published agenda at any time during the organisation and implementation of the programme.

Webinar Registration

Participation is complimentary, but registration (via zoom) is required:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMlce6vqzwoG9fup2I9M2mQU8AmSB2QZ4BO