2021 CHARGE Conference

About CHARGE

The Consortium for Hydrogen and Renewably Generated E-fuels (CHARGE) is a new effort to align industry, researchers, and government around decarbonizing our power grid, transportation, and technology sectors. Important Washington industries such as aviation, long-haul trucking, and marine shipping are difficult or impossible to electrify and will require fuels such as hydrogen and e-fuels. These fuels can also offer long-term and even seasonal energy storage options to the power grid as fossil fuels are progressively removed from the power makeup.
 
At CHARGE we recognize that the northwest region is uniquely positioned to lead in the hydrogen and e-fuels sector propelled by a clean power grid. This conference aims to bring together experts in business, manufacturing, utilities, research, government leaders, and the industries that will enable this technology.  

Thought Leaders

Government, utilities, business, and researchers are all coming together to share their take on the future of hydrogen and renewably generated e-fuels.

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Keynote Speaker

Jay Inslee

Governor, State of Washington

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Sunita Satyapal

Director, Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Technologies Office

United States Department of Energy

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Plenary Session

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Mary Rezac
Dean, WSU College of Engineering & Archintecture
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Sandra Haynes
Chancellor, WSU Tri-Cities
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Jud Virden
Associate Lab Director, Energy & Environment Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Lab
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Kyle Quinn
Chief Technology Officer, PACCAR
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Jason Thackston
Senior VP of Energy Resources, Avista
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Michael Furze
Assistant Director, Energy Division, WA Dept. of Commerce
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Aaron Feaver
Director, JCDREAM

Green Hydrogen Crosscut Panel

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Jamie Holladay
Sector Manager, Fuel Cell Technologies Office, PNNL
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Gary Ivory
General Manager, Douglas County PUD
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Senator Brad Hawkins
Senator, Washington 12th Legislative District
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Jacob Leachman
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, WSU
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Tim Cortes
CTO, Plug Power

E-Fuels Crosscut Panel

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John Plaza
President & CEO, SkyNRG Americas
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Todd Brix
CEO, OCO Corporation
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Joshua Berger
CEO, Maritime Blue
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Cam LeHouillier
Energy Research & Development Manager, Tacoma Power
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Su Ha
Professor & Director, Oil & Gas Research Lab, WSU
Check Out The Agenda
CHARGE Final Agenda

We'll See You There!