Ana Quelhas was recently appointed the Managing Director for Hydrogen at EDP, leading the company strategy the renewable hydrogen business. Prior to that, Ana was the Head of Energy Planning at EDP, being responsible for supporting the Executive Board of Directors in the decision making processes, contributing with a long term perspective of the energy sector and an integrated vision of the company across businesses (renewables, conventional electricity generation, retail and distribution) and geographies (mainly Europe, US and Brazil).
Before joining EDP, Ana worked in the Directorate-General for Research of the European Commission, in Brussels, supporting the development of the strategic research agenda in the field of energy. Prior to that, she was at the California Independent System Operator providing strategic energy consultancy to the wholesale power market and grid operator in the State of California.
Ana holds a PhD with distinction in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University. She also holds a master’s degree in Economics and a master’s degree in Engineering from the same university, being graduated from the University of Porto with a degree in Electrical Engineering.
As Green Hydrogen costs come down and it becomes a mature industry, countries may start looking to countries with high numbers of renewables and land mass, who are naturally suited to producing en-mass, to import hydrogen from. In this session we look at the complexities of developing an international export market.
• Examining how countries looking to develop large amounts of cheap hydrogen such as Spain, Portugal, Australia
and Scotland can look to develop an export market
• Understanding the size of financial opportunities in global vs regional markets
• Overcoming the lack of standardisation in regulation, technology and definitions of green hydrogen which might hinder the development of a global export market