On October 13, 2023, the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) announced the selection of seven Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs (H2Hubs) for award negotiation. Local stakeholders will have substantive opportunities to engage with both DOE and Hub projects, starting during the negotiation process and extending throughout the full lifecycle of each project.

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Listening Sessions

In response to public feedback, OCED is offering virtual public listening sessions during the coming months to hear from the public about each of the H2Hubs. For each listening session, we invite you to sign-up to make remarks – details are provided below.

After a listening session is complete, OCED will post the names and affiliation of stakeholders who participated in addition to a summary of each session.

Virtual Public Listening Sessions will be held on:

  • Heartland H2Hub: March 13, 2024, 6 p.m. CT/ 7 p.m. ET. Interested in joining? Click here to sign up.
  • California H2Hub: March 20, 2024, 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET. Interested in joining? Click here to sign up.
  • Appalachian H2Hub: March 27, 2024, 6 p.m. ET. Interested in joining? Click here to sign up.
  • Mid-Atlantic H2Hub: April 10, 2024, 6 p.m. ET. Interested in joining? Clickhere to sign up.
  • HyVelocity H2Hub: April 17, 2024, 6 p.m. CT/ 7 p.m. ET. Interested in joining? Click here to sign up.
  • Midwest H2Hub: April 24, 2024, 6 p.m. CT/ 7 p.m. ET. Interested in joining? Click here to sign up.
  • Pacific Northwest H2Hub: May 1, 2024, 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET. Interested in joining? Click here to sign up.


If you are interested in making remarks, please note that opportunities to sign up close 72 hours before the listening session. 48 hours before the listening session, OCED will email attendees with the list of speakers and the approximate speaking order. If more people sign up to speak than available slots, the session may be extended to accommodate additional people. If more people sign up to speak than can be accommodated, OCED will consider adding additional listening sessions for that H2Hub in the future.

For more details on the H2Hubs, email engage_h2hubs@hq.doe.gov

 

Stakeholder Briefings

As part of the Department’s commitment to transparency, OCED held a series of briefings to provide information on the selected projects, OCED’s approach to clean energy demonstrations, and opportunities for engagement.

On October 16, DOE hosted three briefings:

H2Hubs Announcement and Summary Briefing

This session outlined basic information about OCED, reviewed each of the selected Hydrogen Hubs, and provided information on next steps. Slides from the briefing are available here and the recording is available below.

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Video recording of the Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Selections Webinar, featuring senior DOE officials as they discuss the seven selected Hydrogen Hubs.
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H2Hubs Environmental Justice Briefing

This session provided a summary of the selected projects, an overview of OCED’s commitment to community benefits, and highlighted information on future opportunities for engagement. Slides from the briefing are available here and the recording is available below. 

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Video recording of the Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Selections Webinar.
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H2Hubs Labor & Workforce Briefing

This session provided a summary of the selected projects, highlighted the labor and workforce benefits OCED is committed to, and provided information on next steps and future engagements. Slides from the briefing are available here and the recording is available below. 

 

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Video recording of the Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Selections Webinar.
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DOE also co-hosted virtual community-level briefings for each H2Hub to provide local communities and workers with a forum to learn about and provide input on the selected projects. Details and slide links for the community briefings are included below. If there are specific questions you would like DOE or the selected applicants to address, please email us at: Engage_H2Hubs@hq.doe.gov.

  • Appalachian Hydrogen Hub (ARCH2)
    Tuesday, October 24, 2023 (6:00-7:30 p.m. ET)
    This briefing has passed. View the slides here.
     
  • California Hydrogen Hub (ARCHES)
    Wednesday, October 25, 2023 (8:00-9:30 p.m. ET)
    This briefing has passed. View the slides here.
     
  • Gulf Coast Hydrogen Hub (HyVelocity H2Hub)
    Monday, October 30, 2023 (6:00-7:30 p.m. ET)
    This briefing has passed. View the slides here.
     
  • Heartland Hydrogen Hub (HH2H)
    Wednesday, November 1, 2023 (8-9:30 p.m. ET)
    This briefing has passed. View the slides here
     
  • Mid-Atlantic Hydrogen Hub (MACH2)
    Wednesday, October 25, 2023 (6:00-7:30 p.m. ET)
    This briefing has passed. View the slides here.
     
  • Midwest Hydrogen Hub (MachH2)
    Wednesday, November 1, 2023 (6:00-7:30 p.m. ET)
    This briefing has passed. View the slides here
     
  • Pacific Northwest Hydrogen Hub (PNWH2)
    Monday, October 30, 2023 (8:00-9:30 p.m. ET)
    This briefing has passed. View the slides here.