Beyond Batteries: Hydrogen, Thermal, & Pumped Hydro Storage Applications

Room: North 129
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Time: 3:30PM - 4:30PM MST

Established and emerging technologies in the hydrogen and thermal storage applications arena are providing an exciting and scalable future for energy storage. Join us as we delve into new research and market trends, including existing customer site applications, concerning thermal energy storage and hydrogen technologies through a series of quick talks featuring experts from industry and government.

Long known to the building industry for the ability to inexpensively store cold or excess heat from HVAC systems and refrigeration facilities, thermal energy storage essentially represents a distributed energy storage resource that can help boost grid resilience while allowing for integration of intermittent renewable energy on a large scale. Alongside chemical batteries, thermal storage can reduce total operating costs while allowing storage plus renewable solutions to reach the market faster than ever before. Furthermore, the H2@Scale initiative at U.S. Department of Energy is pioneering advances on hydrogen technologies to promote grid resilience while supplying hydrogen to emerging technology sectors such as fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).