Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Water Garden - Parking garage
1620 26th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404

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*Enter through gate on 26th Street. No parking available at Writers Boot Camp.
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Writers Boot Camp
2525 Michigan Avenue, Building I - Morkaba room

Santa Monica, CA 90404

“Meeting the Goal of 100 Retail Hydrogen Stations”
CaFCP Public Forum and Executive Board Meeting

Background for April Meeting
In December 2015, the Energy Commission published a joint report with the Air Resources Board, Assessment of Time and Cost Needed to Attain 100 Hydrogen Refueling Stations in California. The report found that costs for early market hydrogen refueling stations are high and equipment costs are not expected to decrease significantly in the near term, but have the potential to decrease by 50 percent through 2025. The report concludes that California will attain the 100-hydrogen-refueling-station goal between 2020 and 2024, depending on market conditions and consumer response to FCEVs, and that $157 million to $170 million in cumulative ARFVTP incentive funding will be needed. Public and private funds will be needed to reduce costs and accelerate station development.

Reading the report prior to the summit is strongly recommended.

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8:30am – 8:40am
CaFCP Chair, J Ward

1. Welcome
Welcome remarks from the CaFCP Chair

CaFCP Chair - Introduction

8:40am – 9:45am
Office of Governor, T Eckerle
Air Resources Board, G Achtelik
Toyota, J Ward
CaFCP, B Elrick

2. Bringing Retail Stations Online – Status and Actions
Retail hydrogen stations are coming online in California, providing real customers the first chance to access hydrogen similar to traditional fuels. This requires new processes in station commissioning, station operational status tools, and some of the first point-of-sale hydrogen systems. Presentations will highlight progress on hydrogen station development, fuel cell electric vehicle deployment and initial customer reactions, and CaFCP activities and progress toward commercialization. 
The discussion will also include:
• What’s working as expected?
• What needs improvement
• What lessons can we learn from activities in Europe and Asia?
• What immediate activities do the CaFCP working group and steering team need to address?

CaFCP - Bringing H2 Stations Online
GO-Biz CARB - CA H2 Network Update
Toyota Ward - MIRAI & INFRA

9:45am – 10:15am
Energy Commission, J McKinney

3. Overview to the December 15 AB8 report
Introduction to the three focused sessions with highlights from the December 2015 AB8 report and review of the three scenarios.

CEC - AB 8 Joint Agency Report

10:15am – 10:45am BREAK
10:45am – 12:00pm
NREL, M Melaina
H2 Logic, M Sloth
Linde, M Beckman

4. Reducing Station Equipment and Development Costs
Today’s cost of hydrogen stations will drop as FCEV sales and consumer acceptance grows. In this session, speakers will explain cost data points in the report and present potentials for cost reductions, including technology, equipment, and new business models and approaches.
• Discussion:
  • Opportunities and timing for cost reductions
  • New short- and long-term approaches to initiate now
  • How CaFCP can be effective in addressing this topic

H2Logic - Input For CA Station Deployment Efforts
NREL Melaina - Station Cost In AB8 Report

12:00pm – 1:00pm LUNCH (on own)
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Air Resources Board, C Dunwoody
NREL, K Wipke
Fuel Cell Energy, M Levin
United Hydrogen, B Koski

5. Developing Hydrogen Supply and Renewables
The majority of hydrogen used today for FCEVs comes from excess production for other uses. New production, preferably from renewables, will be needed as demand grows. Greater supply might also be achieved by leveraging other hydrogen applications or capabilities. This session will look at policy drivers, cost reduction technologies, and new approaches that can result in expanded supply, increased renewable feedstock, and greater integration with other energy applications.
• Discussion:
  • Concepts that seem likely in the near term…and longer term
  • The role of renewables in the early market
  • Actions that CaFCP can take to influence change

Fuel Cell Energy - RH2 through TriGen
NREL Wipke - H2 at Scale
United Hydrogen

2:30pm – 3:00pm BREAK
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Energy Commission, J Scott
    and J McKinney
Air Liquide, O Hoefelmann
First Element Fuel, J Ewanick

6. Time and Funding to get to 100 Stations
The report covers three deployment scenarios and concludes that ARFVTP funds will not be sufficient to satisfy demand for hydrogen. This session will explore the data analysis, financial evaluations and potential new approaches that can lead California to the first 100 hydrogen stations.
• Discussion:
  • Improving overall deployment while leveraging all possible funding scenarios
  • New models and approaches for rollout
  • Leveraging deployment in other regions
  • Immediate actions for CaFCP and its members

NREL Melaina - Time & Funding to get to 100 HRS

4:30pm – 5:20pm
CaFCP, B Elrick

7. Executive Board Business Meeting
Click here for Executive Board Business Meeting Agenda.

5:20pm – 5:30pm
Chair, J Ward

8. Meeting wrap up
  No-host reception to follow meeting