17-18 May 2022 | Venue TBC, Portugal


Corinna Klessmann

Director -Energy, Sustainability, and Infrastructure
Guidehouse Energy

Corinna Klessmann (PhD) works as Director for Guidehouse Inc. in Berlin. She is a leading international expert on renewable energy and green hydrogen policy. Corinna and her team are currently supporting the European Commission in implementing RED II requirements for green hydrogen. They are also developing a regulatory architecture for green hydrogen for the thinktank Agora Energiewende.


Corinna has 20 years of experience with power market and sustainable energy policy consultancy for governments, development organizations, NGOs and private companies. Her work focuses on

  • Energy and climate policy and regulation in the EU, particularly electricity (EU and Member State level)
  • Design and evaluation of policy instruments and regulation for renewable energy and green hydrogen, e.g. auction schemes, feed-in schemes, funding lines, etc.
  • Electricity market and renewable energy cooperation, especially offshore
  • Market integration and financing of renewable energy technologies
  • Technical assistance to governments and NRAs
  • Supporting international stakeholder dialogues and negotiation processes


After completing her energy engineering (MEng) and philology (MA) studies, she worked as project assistant for a rural electrification project in South Africa and as research associate for decentralized energy applications at the Technical University of Berlin. Before she joined Guidehouse (then Ecofys) in 2006, she worked for three years at the German Energy Agency (dena) where she coordinated the dialogue with the German solar industry, supervised international market studies on renewable energies, and participated in international conferences and workshops in more than 20 countries. Alongside her work at Guidehouse she obtained a doctorate from Utrecht University, examining the effectiveness and efficiency of renewable energy support policies in the EU.


11 May
 - 13:25 BST (UTC +01:00)
Panel Discussion

Offtaker demand is key to developing a market for Green Hydrogen to survive without subsidies. Green Hydrogen’s current high cost makes it economically unviable compared to other sources of energy, however carbon taxes could help to create long term price parity and bridge that gap until Green hydrogen costs come down. In this session we will examine how carbon taxes have been implemented.

• Looking at the timelines required for carbon taxes to overcome the price gap between Grey and Green hydrogen,
and how they can be shortened
• Outlining planned and existing carbon taxation schemes, and their successes, and limitations
• How emissions trading could offer alternative income for developers looking to collocated hydrogen with their