California Hydrogen Leadership Summit

The California Hydrogen Leadership Summit explores policies, programs and incentives to accelerate the commercialization of renewable hydrogen to help decarbonize California.

Leaders from California public agencies, state legislature, the energy, transportation, and industry sectors, and academia explore how renewable hydrogen can help: 

  • Decarbonize transportation, power and industrial sectors
  • Improve air quality 
  • Increase energy resilience
  • Create high-paying jobs throughout California 
  • Address climate change 

California Hydrogen Leadership Summit
June 6-7, 2022 | Sacramento, California

More than 350 government leaders and key industry stakeholders attending the inaugural California Hydrogen Leadership Summit explored policy actions which could accelerate the production, use, and storage of renewable hydrogen to meet and advance California’s decarbonization, air quality and sustainable economic development goals.

Summit speakers outlined the importance of hydrogen as an energy source to address climate change, improve air quality, and help decarbonize otherwise difficult sectors such as long-haul trucking, the ports, power generation, and heavy industries such as steel and cement, as well as supporting the transition renewable energy through long term storage. Many expressed the view that hydrogen is a technology that fills that gap for long-range, zero-emission transportation, and outlined legislative and regulatory actions California can take to expand hydrogen production and use.

Featured Speakers Included:

  • Mike Levin, Congressman, U.S. Congress
  • Nancy Skinner, Senator, CA State Senate, District 9
  • Josh Newman, Senator, CA State Senate, District 29
  • Andrew McAllister, Commissioner, CA Energy Commission
  • Angelina Galiteva, Chair, Board of Governors , CAISO
  • Kim Okafor, General Manager, Zero Emission Solutions, Trillium
  • Paul Lau, CEO & General Manager, SMUD
  • Janisse Quiñones, SVP Gas Engineering, PG&E
  • Tyson Eckerle, Deputy Director, GO-Biz
  • Alberto Ayala, Executive Officer, Sacramento Municipal AQMD