Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Assessments
In accordance with Assembly Bill 8, CARB annually performs and reports on an evaluation of the deployment of fuel cell electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel stations in California. CARB reports on this analysis every year in June, providing recommendations for the California Energy Commission’s use in developing grant programs for installation, upgrade and operation of hydrogen fueling stations.
CARB recommendations address funding levels (up to $20 million annually), identification of areas with greatest need for fueling infrastructure development, daily fueling capacities of stations, and technical capabilities of stations, including design features and standards requirements. In order to identify the areas of greatest need for fueling infrastructure development, CARB developed the California Hydrogen Infrastructure Tool (CHIT).
CHIT is a Geographical Information System-based tool developed in the ArcGIS environment to assess the spatial distribution of the gaps between the coverage and capacity provided by existing and funded stations, and the potential first adopter market for fuel cell electric vehicles. This page provides resources beyond the information available in CARB’s annual published evaluations for understanding and exploring the analysis completed by CARB through CHIT.
November 2017 Webinar of CHIT 2017 Release Updates
Map Viewer for June 2017 AB 8 Hydrogen Infrastructure Assessment
CARB is making available an updated web application that allows users to view a map containing the locations of existing/funded stations included in analysis, assessments of need for coverage and capacity, and identification of priority areas as described in the 2017 Annual Evaluation of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Deployment and Hydrogen Fuel Station Network Development.
View the interactive map of the results produced by CHIT. Please note that use of the app may require the latest version of your internet browser. You may also access the map viewer for the 2015 analysis and GFO 15-605
March 2017 CHIT Traffic Data Webinar
On March 3, 2017, CARB hosted a webinar to review and receive public feedback on a new simulated traffic data set proposed for use in its California Hydrogen Infrastructure Tool (CHIT).
October 2015 Webinar on Formation of CHIT
On October 9, 2015, CARB held an in-depth discussion of the underlying motivations, data and methodologies used to develop the California Hydrogen Infrastructure Tool (CHIT).
- Public Notice of Webinar to Discuss Technical Formulation of CHIT (available upon request)
Introductory (Primer) Session to CHIT Technical Webinar
This session provided an overview of fundamental concepts related to geospacial analysis, geographic information systems, ArcGIS and data resources used in CHIT.
CHIT Technical Formation Webinar
Provided an in-depth description of the motivations, methods, and analyses utilized in the formulation of CHIT.