Next Generation of Energy!
The Climate Leadership & Community Protection Act (CLCPA) will offer, if fully implemented, the opportunity for a hydrogen future. The implementation of large-scale electricity generation projects, e.g. 6 GW solar and 9 GW offshore wind,will not account for new distributed generation, which will inescapably result in the need for curtailments when generation exceeds demand.
The curtailment and, in some cases, the availability of transmission capacity will create the conditions for a potential hydrogen economy. Hydrogen is a key feedstock for different pathways to alternative fuels that would displace fossil fuels, fertilizers and other products. Hydrogen then becomes a form of energy storage.