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Systems Analysis

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Hydrogen infrastructure simulation models focus on the spatial and temporal deployment of vehicles and fueling infrastructure to provide insights into investment decisions and policy support options.

NREL's hydrogen systems analysis activities provide direction, insight, and support for the development, demonstration, and deployment of a broad range of hydrogen technologies. Analysis focuses on hydrogen production, storage, and delivery systems for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) as well as stationary fuel cells and emerging-market applications such as material handling and backup power.

NREL's hydrogen systems analysts evaluate R&D goals and perform resource assessments, techno-economic comparisons, market-potential projections, and financial modeling of stakeholder decisions and investment risks. Analysts also develop least-cost scenarios for hydrogen infrastructure rollout in support of the large-scale deployment of FCEVs.

NREL hosts stakeholder workshops to increase coordination among decision makers, raise awareness, develop strategic thinking, and provide input to improve analysis modeling activities.

To learn more about hydrogen systems analysis, visit Energy Analysis and Tools.

Infrastructure Analysis for H2USA

This webinar from the U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Office reviews analysis capabilities supporting hydrogen infrastructure expansion efforts associated with the H2USA public-private partnership.


The following technical papers, journal articles, presentations, workshop proceedings, and webinar recordings provide more information about NREL's hydrogen and fuel cell system analysis activities and findings.

Contact: Marc Melaina 303-275-3836