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Guidehouse Insights Report Finds Distributed Hydrogen Systems Can Drive Clean Energy Microgrids

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A new report from Guidehouse Insights provides detailed and actionable recommendations on how distributed hydrogen systems can help microgrids reach 100% clean energy and net zero carbon goals.

Hydrogen is enjoying a resurgence among energy ecosystem and clean transportation stakeholders, and a variety of governments and private sector vendors are now experimenting with new applications for green and blue hydrogen. Though many of these efforts are focused on large-scale infrastructure plays, promising innovation is occurring with smaller distribution systems applicable for microgrids. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @WeAreGHInsights, distributed hydrogen systems can drive clean energy microgrids.

“Hydrogen is emerging as a key enabling technology for microgrids and is helping to further enable resiliency, renewables integration, and clean mobility,” says Peter Asmus, research director with Guidehouse Insights. “In the coming years, incremental innovation and strategic partnerships should help to drive hydrogen adoption in microgrids.”

To position for success, Guidehouse Insights recommends stakeholders develop an incremental approach to hydrogen deployment to mirror current microgrid practices, learn about scale and synergy of distributed hydrogen systems from early pilot projects, forge strategic partnerships for multiservice microgrids (electricity, thermal, transit, and water), and choose projects in the most challenging markets initially before moving to the most promising.

The report, Distributed Hydrogen Systems Drive Clean Energy Microgrids, looks at early pilot programs showcasing distributed hydrogen systems and microgrids. The majority of microgrids deploying distributed hydrogen systems as of early 2021 have been remote microgrids developed in locations where there is no traditional grid, let alone pipeline infrastructure for natural gas that could be repurposed for hydrogen. Hydrogen was the key enabling technology to reach 100% renewable energy for most of the case studies presented in the report. An executive summary of the report is available for free download on the Guidehouse Insights website.

About Guidehouse Insights

Guidehouse Insights, the dedicated market intelligence arm of Guidehouse, provides research, data, and benchmarking services for today’s rapidly changing and highly regulated industries. Our insights are built on in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research, and demand assessment, paired with a deep examination of technology trends, to provide a comprehensive view of emerging resilient infrastructure systems. Additional information about Guidehouse Insights can be found at

About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. We help clients address their toughest challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures with a focus on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that prepare our clients for future growth and success. The company has more than 8,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit:

* The information contained in this press release concerning the report, Distributed Hydrogen Systems Drive Clean Energy Microgrids, is a summary and reflects the current expectations of Guidehouse Insights based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither Guidehouse Insights nor Guidehouse undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or the report.