Clean hydrogen has a serious demand problem
In this article published in Canary Media, CRA Energy consultants are quoted discussing the demand for clean hydrogen in the US market following the Inflation...
Drake Hernandez is an associate principal in CRA’s global energy disputes and regulatory segment within the firm’s Energy Practice. He also leads CRA’s hydrogen and low-carbon fuels offering within the Energy Practice.
Mr. Hernandez’s commercial advisory work focuses on advising global clients as they develop corporate and investment strategies related to energy market economics and infrastructure development with a particular focus on the hydrogen and low-carbon fuels sectors. He has been engaged by corporations and investors on matters pertaining to project commercialization, strategic and techno-economic due diligence, and regulatory issues within the sectors.
His dispute resolution experience spans assessment of liability and quantum of damages in commercial litigation and international arbitration matters related to energy projects and infrastructure. Drake has significant experience in disputes in the natural gas, electric power, LNG, and oil sectors.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Hernandez was a graduate research assistant at the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI). He was a co-author of the MITEI Future of Storage study and the architect of the hydrogen production techno-economic analysis (TEA) module of the Sustainable Energy Systems Modeling Analysis Environment (SESAME). His thesis focused on modeling hydrogen network dynamics and assessing federal regulatory frameworks for the development of interstate hydrogen transmission infrastructure within the United States.
His work has been published in Applied Energy, the Energy Law Journal, Utility Dive, and other commercial and academic journals. He regularly speaks both domestically and internationally on matters related to the regulation of hydrogen infrastructure, hydrogen market development, and energy system planning.
Mr. Hernandez holds an MS in Technology and Policy, with a focus on energy economics and finance, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BS in Mechanical Engineering, with a focus on operations research and economics, from the University of Texas at Austin.