Decarbonizing with H2 Power

May 7, 2021 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST | 8:00 am – 9:30am PST | Watch recording


The session will focus on the potential for hydrogen power in decarbonizing the energy infrastructure systems to produce, store, move, and use clean energy. Panelists will discuss about the state of technology, innovation, its integration into the existing energy systems, and what is the outlook for the AEC industry.

Moderated by Jack Hand

Guest Speakers:

Bob Ethier, New England ISO

Gerry Murray, Power Engineers

David Alonso, Mitsubishi

Reading materials

The Colours of H2,

Storing Power, Mitsubishi Power,

Energy and Environmental Economics (2020). Hydrogen Opportunities in a Low-Carbon Future. An Assessment Of Long-Term Market Potential in the Western United States

Session recording

Slides Decarbonizing with H2 Power


Robert Ethier, Vice President, System Planning, New England ISO

Robert Ethier serves as Vice President, System Planning. He oversees ISO New England’s regional and interregional planning process, including development of the biennial Regional System Plan, analysis of new transmission and generation projects for New England, implementation of the FERC‑approved generator interconnection process, development of ISO findings for Transmission Cost Allocation, the execution of regional economic planning studies requested by stakeholders, and operation and support of the Forward Capacity Market in New England. Dr. Ethier previously served as Vice President, Market Operations; Vice President, Market Development; Director of Resource Adequacy; and Director of Market Monitoring. He also led the ISO’s efforts to implement the initial Forward Capacity Auction. Prior to joining ISO New England, Dr. Ethier consulted for Stratus Consulting Inc., and Hagler Bailly Consulting, Inc. He has authored papers on electricity price volatility, electricity auctions, and asset valuation, including papers in The Energy Journal, Land Economics, and the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.

David Alonso, Region Vice President, New Equipment Sales, Mitsubishi Power Americas

David Alonso is Region Vice President, New Equipment Sales for Mitsubishi Power Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Power LTD. Mitsubishi Power leads the industry in power generation and energy storage solutions. Committed to environmental protection and carbon reduction, Mitsubishi Power is at the forefront of green hydrogen and battery energy storage systems. Mr. Alonso is responsible for all aspects of the sales and marketing activities in the Eastern U.S.

Prior to joining Mitsubishi Power Americas, Mr. Alonso served as Region Vice President, Southeast Region for Siemens Power Systems Sales, where he was responsible for account management and product sales including generation equipment and service (fossil, nuclear, and renewable), transmission and distribution, and energy storage solutions for utility, IPP, and EPC customers across a 9 state region. Other key positions Mr. Alonso held while at Siemens include Sales Manager, Service Marketing Integration Manager, and New Unit Marketing Engineer.

Gerry Murray, P.E., Executive Vice President—Generation, Power Engineers

Gerry Murray joined POWER in 2010 and has helped grow and diversify the company’s power plant engineering capabilities. He has over 30 years of power plant engineering experience, both overseas and in the U.S. Gerry has a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from University College Dublin, a master’s degree in Energy Conservation and the Environment from Cranfield University, and has completed the Stanford School of Business Executive Program.

Jack Hand, Engineering Consultant, Retired CEO / Chairman of Power Engineers

Mr. Hand has spent over 40 years involved in providing integrated solutions within the energy/power markets for engineering & construction clients.
Mr Hand , today , is involved with SIAB , ACEC as Chairman of the Energy committee, sits on several Boards and provides Advisory Services to E&C firms.
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