Fuel Cell Policy Recommendations [abstract]
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In its review of the Department of Energy's Research Development and Demonstration Plan for hydrogen, the National Academies recommended a study of lessons learned from technologies developed for stationary power systems. Thus, the motivation for this project is a study to identify the lessons learned from prior stationary power programs, including the most significant obstacles, how these obstacles have been approached, outcomes of the programs, and how this information can be used to meet objectives for distributed stationary power systems. To understand how to prepare for this future technology, this study is conducting a thorough investigation of past alternative stationary power projects to assess the opportunities for future stationary power efforts. Though the focus in on stationary (and portable) applications, the strategy considers the various trade-offs and opportunities by systematically incorporating considerations of both transportation and stationary sectors. Additionally, the strategy considers the integration of renewable systems with the existing power systems. This poster provides preliminary results and recommendations for early market transformation strategies for fuel cells, primarily related to hydrogen pathway technologies (production, delivery, and storage) and implementation of fuel cell technologies for distributed stationary power. Further, the lessons learned address environmental and safety concerns, including codes and standards, and education of key stakeholders.