Jeremy Smith

Hydrogen Regulatory and Subsidy Expert
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After graduating, Jeremy started his career in waste regulation and then minerals and waste planning before moving into RWE Renewables’ onshore wind business in 2009. Latterly he was responsible for overseeing the development of onshore wind projects in Wales, including the now operational Mynydd y Gwair, Brechfa West and Clocaenog wind farms. He has now joined RWE Generation’s Hydrogen Business where he is leading on policy, regulation and subsidy issues in the UK and Ireland, and is actively supporting RWE’s green hydrogen development in the UK. With a renewables background and recent hydrogen experience he is well placed to provide a perspective on many of the challenges facing green hydrogen developments in the UK.

07 Dec
 - 16:40 GMT
Panel Discussion

Green hydrogen offers a huge opportunity to decarbonise heavy industry and to promote growth in the wind sector but to deliver on the promise, there are barriers to overcome. This session will uncover lender and investor appetite in the market, how the cost of equipment is changing, where governments are fostering local industries and what the offtake market for hydrogen looks like.

  • Turning the hype into reality – how close are we to developing a green hydrogen market, powered by wind, at scale?
  • What are the costs likely to look like (electrolyser capital cost, wind cost)?
  • What do investors and lenders need to see to meet the need of this new market?
  • How will lenders and investors assess the risk in a new market of hardware suppliers?
  • How will manufacturers scale to a GW market?
  • Is there a need for a support mechanism?