Reza is the development director and head of new markets at EEW leading the hydrogen project in Gladstone, Australia.
Reza has more than 10 years experience in the renewables sector in the UK and internationally. He established Maxsun Ltd, a JV partnership with a German IPP to develop solar PV in the MENA region. He has also served as a key account manager to Ameresco Inc., structuring energy efficiency programs in the C&I sector to reduce energy bills and cut carbon emissions. He studied Engineering at Cambridge University.
Aside from the technology needed to produce hydrogen, location of production is of equal importance to both cost effectiveness and use of land. Governments and developers will need to decide whether to meet demand and the lowest cost hydrogen is best produced on site next to renewables, or whether energy is transported from areas with high volume low-cost renewable energy to centralised hydrogen plants.
• Should developers put their efforts into several big projects that can meet capacities or a mix of smaller localised and regional projects?
• Examining the cost basis for localised projects vs. importing
• How issues of space to deploy projects will affect cost, especially in the European context with less space available
• Ensuring that green hydrogen remains green after transportation - how can foreign production be tracked to ensure renewables are used?