The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) held a Technical Meeting on Hydrogen Opportunities on Wednesday, April 6th, 2022. The goal of the meeting was to solicit feedback from stakeholders on the role that hydrogen should play in Connecticut as DEEP works to develop the 2022 Comprehensive Energy Strategy. Acadia Center presented to DEEP on technical concerns related to an expanded reliance on hydrogen in the building and light-duty transportation sectors and provided an explanation of why hydrogen should be prioritized for the “hardest-to-electrify” sectors of the economy, including portions of the industrial and heavy-duty transportation sectors. Acadia Center also expressed concerns related to Connecticut pursuing federal funding for the advancement of a “hydrogen hub” in Connecticut, particularly as it relates to a hub that would use natural gas to produce hydrogen or a hub that would demonstrate the use of hydrogen in the residential and commercial heating sector.

You can view a recording of this meeting here or click the link below to download the presentation slides.