Assessing the Role of Hydrogen in California’s Decarbonizing Electric System

RAND Corporation


Santa Monica, CA

Recipient Location


Senate District


Assembly District



Project Status

Project Update

The Issue

Project Innovation

The project assess the potential role of hydrogen production from renewable electricity and end-use conversion technologies for electric sector applications in decarbonizing California’s electric system. The research will examine current technologies, potential innovations, cost changes, and use cost and physical modeling to determine the extent of hydrogen and make least-cost policy recommendations. The findings, knowledge, and recommendations will be shared with the CEC and the public, providing concrete physical and economic rationale for future hydrogen technology investments.

Key Project Members

Project Member

Andrew Star

Match Partners


Universal Hydrogen Co.


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