With many organizations setting aggressive decarbonization goals, there is mounting pressure for utilities to rise to the challenge of setting their own carbon offset goals as well. For some, renewable hydrogen has emerged as a solution to incorporate into a distributed energy resources (DER) strategy to cut carbon while still producing enough electricity to support peak demand. In this article, Justin Murray, Regional Director, and David Klockner, VP of Energy Optimization Services, explore the viability of decarbonization with hydrogen and how this solution can help diversify power generation sources, as well as move toward a more renewable topology.
For utilities looking for clean energy solutions, “DERs that smooth the intermittent production will be paramount to a stable electrical supply to all end customers. Renewable hydrogen gas applied to these DER’s appropriately will provide a runway for the utility to succeed in their targeted goals.”