Yuri Freedman

Senior Director, Business Development
Southern California Gas Company
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Yuri has broad experience in development and acquisition of energy infrastructure assets. In his current role of Senior Director of Business Development, he manages the portfolio of low carbon growth projects and R&D activities of Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), the largest North American gas utility. Prior to his current role he held the position of Director of Commercial Development for Sempra LNG, and previously held the positions of Director of Infrastructure Investments at Sempra Renewables and Director of Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions at Sempra Energy.

Prior to joining Sempra Energy, Yuri held the positions of Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group and Vice President at GE Energy Financial Services.

Yuri serves on the board of CALSTART. He holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a PhD in Environmental Science and Energy Research from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.

08 Oct
 - 15:30 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Panel Discussion

October 8th is designated Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, chosen for the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008). In support of this day, The Solar & Storage Finance Summit will look at green hydrogen, powered by solar in the US market.

This session will analyze the work we need to do as an industry to improve the bankability of green hydrogen collocated with solar as a generation source. We will hear from lenders and equity investors about their appetite for this segment of the market, explore the trends in CAPEX and look at how the industry can scale. We will also look at investment needed into the infrastructure supporting the growth of the industry and discuss how government plans to support a hydrogen industry could bolster solar+H2.