CESA/NEESC Webinar: Distributed Wind Technology for Hydrogen Production

Thursday, March 27, 2014 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) and the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC) hosted a webinar on distributed wind technology for hydrogen production.

This webinar introduced attendees to renewable hydrogen production from wind. Panelists discussed efficiencies to be gained from renewable production, the market vectors for renewable hydrogen, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s goals for improving overall system efficiencies and cost reductions. Proton OnSite introduced the technology, followed by an overview of a wind to hydrogen installation at the Town of Hempstead, NY, and lastly, NREL’s efforts to bring the technology to scale in the next 5-10 years. Panelists discussed how the electrolysis of water generates hydrogen, and the technology’s applicability to, and suitability for, energy use whether as localized power generation, renewable energy storage, combined heat and power, or as vehicle fuel. The Town of Hempstead shared details about project implementation, financing, and goals. Panelists discussed the tax credits and incentives used to finance these projects, and identify the major project costs. A question and answer session followed the presentations.


  • Tara Schneider Moran, Town of Hempstead, NY
  • Kevin Harrison, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Steve Szymanski, Proton OnSite