Concept Overview & Preliminary Analysis

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'H2@Scale' is an opportunity for wide-scale use of hydrogen as an intermediate that carries energy from various production options to multiple uses. It is based on identifying and developing opportunities for low-cost hydrogen production and investigating opportunities for using that hydrogen across the electricity, industrial, and transportation sectors. One of the key production opportunities is use of low-cost electricity that may be generated under high penetrations of variable renewable generators such as wind and solar photovoltaics. The technical potential demand for hydrogen across the sectors is 60 million metric tons per year. The U.S. has sufficient domestic renewable resources so that each could meet that demand and could readily meet the demand using a portfolio of generation options. This presentation provides an overview of the concept and the technical potential demand and resources. It also motivates analysis and research on H2@Scale.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

NamePresented at the H2@Scale Workshop, 23-24 May 2017, Houston, Texas

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-6A20-68629


  • domestic renewable resources
  • electricity sector
  • H2@Scale
  • hydrogen production
  • industrial sector
  • technical potential
  • transportation


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